ICH: Why Congress Caved to Bush
Fri May 25, 2007 18:33

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Date: Fri, 25 May 2007 19:27:24 -0400 (EDT)
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Number Of Iraqi Civilians Slaughtered In America's War On Iraq - At Least 655,000 + +

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America'sWar On Iraq 3,434

The War in Iraq Costs

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Why Congress Caved to Bush

By Patrick J. Buchanan

The anti-war Democrats are crying betrayal - and justifiably so. For a Democratic Congress is now voting to fully fund the war in Iraq, as demanded by President Bush, and without any timetable for a U.S. troop withdrawal. Bush got his $100 billion, then magnanimously agreed to let Democrats keep the $20 billion in pork they stuffed into the bill - to soothe the pain of their sellout of the party base.


Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich: "Privatizing Iraq's Oil is Theft!"

7 Minute Video

Rep. Kucinich explained how the proposed Bill, now pending before the U.S. Congress, via its benchmarks, will provide for the privatization of Iraqi oil. It requires the regime in Iraq to pass a law called, "The Hydrocarbon Act." If they refuse to do so over a billion dollars in reconstruction funds will be blocked by the Bush-Cheney administration, he claimed. - Unless the scheme is stopped, Rep. Kucinich predicted, we will be looking at an Iraqi War "going on forever!"


Who Are 'These People'?

By Rick Perlstein

The President of the United States is a racist. Or at the very least, an anti-Muslim bigot.


Mystery Flights

BBC Video Documentary

Binyam Mohammed, a British resident from Ethiopia was "rendered" to Morocco in a Gulfstream N379P after he was arrested in Pakistan. He says he was tortured there until he agreed to sign a statement his captors had prepared. The statement said that he was a member of al-Qaeda; that he had met Osama bin Laden and that he was part of a plot to explode a radioactive bomb in America.

Real Video


At least 33 killed in another bloody day of U.S. occupation:

Iraqi special forces killed the leader of Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr's Mehdi army militia in Basra, 550 km (340 miles) southeast of Baghdad


Six US Occupation Force Soldiers Killed in Separate Attacks in Iraq :

The U.S. military in Iraq says six American soldiers have been killed in roadside bombings and gun battles across the country.


Spies 'warned White House' on Al Qaeda rise in Iraq:

A congressional panel report says US spy agencies warned the Bush administration before the Iraq invasion that Al Qaeda could make a post-war power grab in Iraq, and that forging democracy would be turbulent task.


Former Australian army lawyer says Rumsfeld's handling of Iraq almost criminal:

Kelly - an expert on the law of occupation and peacemaking operations with experience in Somalia, Bosnia and East Timor - said he offered a plan to stop looting and protect infrastructure soon after former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein was toppled.


Iraq's Sadr appears in public after long absence:

Powerful anti-occupation Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr appeared in public for the first time in months on Friday, presenting himself as a champion of all Iraqis and demanding that U.S. troops get out of Iraq.


Dems cave on Iraq withdrawal..:

Congressional Democrats cut and ran.


Clinton, Obama Vote Against War Funds:

Three Democrats in the Senate voted against the funding measure: Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and Christopher Dodd. One, Joe Biden, supported the bill.


McCain: Hillary, Obama 'Waving White Flag':

Republican presidential candidate John McCain assailed Democratic rivals Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama on Friday for voting against legislation paying for the Iraq war, accusing them of embracing "the policy of surrender."


US probe of Iraq shooting incomplete - media group:

The U.S. military cleared its soldiers in Iraq over the deaths of two journalists in 2004 without considering contradictory witness accounts, a media rights group said on Thursday.


Iran 'accused of attacks in Iraq to bolster US strategy' :

The Bush administration may be highlighting accusations that the Iranian government is behind attacks in Iraq in order to strengthen its hand in preparing for military strikes on Iran, according to a leading British think-tank.


U.S. tried sabotage in Iran :

CBS News reported that a covert operation involving Iranian exiles and Russian scientists has been selling defective nuclear components or technical drawings to Iran.


U.S. navy begins war games on Iran's doorstep:

The U.S. navy began war games on Iran's doorstep on Thursday, navy officials said, a day after a large flotilla of U.S. ships entered the Gulf in a dramatic daytime show of military muscle.


US, others warn UN nuclear chief over need for unity on Iran :

They were protesting against ElBaradei's statements in recent newspaper interviews that Iran should be allowed to enrich some uranium, the process which makes civilian reactor fuel but can also produce atom bomb material.


Iran will be an exporter of nuclear fuel - Ahmadinejad:

Iran is firmly determined to be an exporter of nuclear fuel, local news agencies report President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as saying on Friday in the course of his working visit to Isfahan province.


Russia Concerned Over Delay Of Bushehr Project:

Russia is concerned that upcoming talks with Iran over a delay in payments for the construction of its Bushehr nuclear power plant could not take place, reports said Friday, after US president George W. Bush called for the introduction of fresh sanctions against Tehran.


'Six killed' in Afghan explosion :

At least six people have died in an explosion in the south-eastern Afghan province of Paktika, officials say


Coalition occupation forces kill three rebels in Afghanistan:

US-led coalition forces in Afghanistan reported Friday killing three rebels in the southern province of Helmand.


Afghanistan: Canadian occupation force soldier killed:

A roadside bomb explosion in Afghanistan has killed a Canadian soldier, a Canadian military spokesman said.


Israelis deny PM was target of air attack:

Residents said a missile hit a caravan used by Hamas men guarding a street leading to Mr Haniyeh's home yesterday, wounding one person.


Israel assault on Hamas to continue - PM aides:

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has no intention of halting Israel's aerial offensive against Palestinian "terror groups" in the Gaza Strip despite calls by President Mahmoud Abbas for a ceasefire, Olmert aides said Thursday.


US resupplies Lebanon army as skirmishes rattles truce :

The United States sent military aid to Lebanon and the Lebanese army deployed extra troops to a Palestinian camp where it has been battling Islamist militants this week.


Lebanese group claims link to al Qaeda, promises 'seas of blood' :

The group has promised bombings and reprisals against Christian civilians unless the army pulls away from the Palestinian refugee camps, the Nahr al-Bared Camp in particular where a sometimes deadly standoff between Islamist militants has been simmering for days


Siege refugees cram into crowded camp: Sheikh Abu Hait said:

"People are sleeping on the ground, the young, the old and the sick with no blankets or sheets."


Nations Use Fear to Distract From Rights Abuses, Group Says:

"The politics of fear is fueling a downward spiral of human rights abuse in which no right is sacrosanct and no person is safe," said Irene Khan, secretary general of the human rights watchdog. Governments are undermining the rule of law and human rights with "short-sighted fear-mongering and divisive policies."


UK: We may declare an emergency to quit rights act, says Reid :

Police would be able to continue questioning terrorist suspects after they had been charged under proposals to be published within weeks by John Reid.


Byrd: "Bush's war is turning the sands of Iraq blood red":

The image of America has changed. Around the globe, our friends mistrust us, our word is disputed, our intentions are questioned. Instead of reasoning with those with whom we disagree, we demand obedience or threaten recrimination."


Clinton Aides Being Paid By Colombian Government to Push Trade Deal:

The Colombian Government - the government that the Washington Post notes collaborates with paramilitary gangs to execute union leaders - is now paying top aides to Sen. Hillary Clinton hundreds of thousands of dollars in order to help get Congress to pass the U.S.-Colombian Free Trade Agreement:


FBI Tracked Alleged Russian Mob Ties of Giuliani Campaign Supporter:

A prominent commodities trader who acknowledges a business history with a reputed Soviet Bloc crime figure and a notorious arms dealer has been one of New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani's top campaign supporters.


Home prices fall for 9th straight month:

Sales of existing homes fell by a larger-than-expected amount in April while the median price of a home sold during the month fell for a ninth straight month as the troubles in the subprime mortgage market acted as a further drag on housing.


Not Your Father's Pay:Why Wages Today Are Weaker:

American men in their 30s today are worse off than their fathers' generation, a reversal from just a decade ago, when sons generally were better off than their fathers, a new study finds.


Seven Insurance Companies Pay Silverstein Properties $2 billion As Settlement For 9/11 Insurance Claims ;

The nearly six year long legal wrangling between Silverstein Properties and seven insurance companies finally ended with the biggest settlement agreement in regulatory history: $2 billion.


Peace & Joy
Tom Feeley

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