By Lee Iacocca
Iacocca: Where Have All the Leaders Gone?
Wed Apr 11, 2007 19:00
 

 
Iacocca: Where Have All the Leaders Gone?

By Lee Iacocca with Catherine Whitney

Am I the only guy in this country who's fed up with what's happening? Where the hell is our outrage? We should be screaming bloody murder. We've got a gang of clueless bozos steering our ship of state right over a cliff, we've got corporate gangsters stealing us blind, and we can't even clean up after a hurricane much less build a hybrid car. .
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article17516.htm

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The War in Iraq Costs
$416,191,374,377

See the cost in your community
http://nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182

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Divide and Rule - America's Plan for Baghdad


By Robert Fisk

Faced with an ever-more ruthless insurgency in Baghdad - despite President George Bush's "surge" in troops - US forces in the city are now planning a massive and highly controversial counter-insurgency operation that will seal off vast areas of the city, enclosing whole neighbourhoods with barricades and allowing only Iraqis with newly issued ID cards to enter.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article17515.htm

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Iraqis Finally Unite-Against the U.S.

By Robert Scheer

You have to hand it to Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., for having the chutzpah to cite the fiercely anti-American rally that dominated the anniversary of Iraq's fourth year of U.S. occupation as evidence that the troop "surge" is working. As opposed to Lieberman, who continues to act as Bush's overeager lap dog, his masters in the White House knew better than to celebrate at this depressing moment.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article17517.htm

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Iacocca: Where Have All the Leaders Gone?

By Lee Iacocca with Catherine Whitney

Am I the only guy in this country who's fed up with what's happening? Where the hell is our outrage? We should be screaming bloody murder. We've got a gang of clueless bozos steering our ship of state right over a cliff, we've got corporate gangsters stealing us blind, and we can't even clean up after a hurricane much less build a hybrid car. .
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article17516.htm

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The Great American Catalyzing Event

By Manuel Valenzuela

Let us become the giant wave that will inevitably come crashing down upon the shores of the system and the people that hold its levers. Let us change, alter or abolish the system, let us return and restore the nation to the People, let us finally, and emphatically, join hands in unison in pursuit of a better tomorrow, using strength in numbers to defeat strength through wealth.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article17518.htm

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Alberto Gonzales is a Symptom

By William Sumner Scott, J.D.

He refuses to resign. His explanation is that he has worked too hard to surrender. After all, he gave up a Texas Supreme Court Judgeship for the opportunity to engage in this morass.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article17519.htm

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Iraq: At least 15 killed as U.S. occupation grinds on:

Gunmen killed Abdul Abbas Hashim, a general director in the Electricity Ministry, along with his driver in a drive-by shooting in northern Baghdad, police and the Electricity Ministry said
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L11533799.htm

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U.S. says 14 gunmen killed in Baghdad battle:

Four Iraqi soldiers were killed and 16 U.S. soldiers wounded in the fighting, including an Apache pilot, U.S. military spokesman Major General William Caldwell said, giving new details of the operation at a news briefing in Baghdad.
http://snipurl.com/1g4je

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Myth of Tal Afar, beacon of American 'success' :

Pity the city that becomes a symbol of US success in Iraq. Last year,Tal Afar in the north-east of the country was being lauded in Washington as the one place where the US had brought peace. Perhaps the same prescription might work elsewhere in Iraq.
http://news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/article2439534.ece

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Iraq situation 'ever worsening' :

The situation for civilians in Iraq is "ever worsening", the International Committee of the Red Cross says.
http://snipurl.com/1g4jh

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Iraq cleric's group threatens government pull-out:

The political movement of Iraqi Shi'ite cleric and militia leader Moqtada al-Sadr threatened on Wednesday to pull out of the government to press their demand for a timetable for a U.S. troop withdrawal.
http://snipurl.com/1g4jj

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Now the South Erupts:

The eruption of demonstrations in the south of Iraq this week could rob the occupation forces of what was considered a critical bastion of support.
http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=37300

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Breaking: Double the Troops in "Surge":

A new study by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office says the real troop increase could be as high as 48,000 -- more than double the number the President initially said.
http://www.defensetech.org/archives/003239.html

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War pimp alert

EXCLUSIVE: Pentagon to Extend Service for All Soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan:

Active-Duty Tours to Go to 15 Months Instead of 12 Months
http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/story?id=3027796

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Military spending soars to keep troops in the service:

The struggle to entice Army soldiers and Marines to stay in the military, after four years of war in Iraq, has ballooned into a $1 billion campaign, with bonuses soaring nearly sixfold since 2003
http://snipurl.com/1g4jp

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Medical crews airlifted 850 wounded in March:

Air Force planes and medical crews airlifted more than 850 wounded and injured servicemen out of war zones during March, according to the Air Force. In February, the Air Force flew out 767 patients.
http://snipurl.com/1g4jr

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Standing on the bodies:

McCain Assails Democrats On Iraq War:

Republican presidential contender John McCain on Wednesday called the four-year conflict in Iraq "necessary and just" and accused anti-war Democrats, including their leading White House candidates, of recklessness.
http://www.thebostonchannel.com/politics/11620785/detail.html

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War pimp alert:

U.S. says Iraqi militiamen being trained in Iran; :

The general would not say specifically which arm of the Iranian government was doing the training but called the trainers ''surrogates'' of Iran's intelligence agency.
http://snipurl.com/1g4jw

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Iran offers 'proof' of CIA torture :

Iranian state television has shown officials from the Interational Committee of the Red Cross examining an Iranian diplomat who has accused the CIA of torturing him while he was detained in Iraq.
http://snipurl.com/1g4k0

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Iranian envoy wounds 'confirmed' :

The head of the International Red Cross in Tehran says he saw wounds on an Iranian diplomat who has alleged that US forces in Iraq tortured him.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/6544055.stm

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Iran defence drill angers Moscow:

Moscow has expressed its annoyance to Tehran over an Iranian air defence exercise near a Russian-built nuclear plant, Russia's Foreign Ministry has said.
http://snipurl.com/1g4k4

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Russia threatening new cold war over missile defence:

Kremlin accuses US of deception on east European interceptor bases
http://www.guardian.co.uk/russia/article/0,,2054142,00.html

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480 US nuclear warheads in Europe :

A documentary aired on Italian TV channel, RAI 24, has claimed that the U.S. military is keeping 480 nuclear warheads across Europe, 90 in Italy.
http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=5510§ionid=3510206

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26 dead in Afghanistan airstrike, explosions:

US-led coalition and Afghan troops called in warplanes after Taliban rebels attacked them with mortars and rockets in the troubled Sangin district of southern Helmand province, the coalition said.
http://snipurl.com/1g4k8

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Nine Taliban killed in clashes in occupied Afghanistan:

Nine suspected Taliban were killed in a series of clashes in southern Afghanistan, while Afghan and US-led coalition forces captured two militants in the south-eastern province of Pakitika, officials said on Wednesday.
http://snipurl.com/1g4kb

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Murder of 8 Afghan Civilians leads to firing of Spec ops commander:

The firings occurred April 3, one month after members of the company allegedly killed eight civilians after a Marine convoy was ambushed by a car bomb in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province.
http://snipurl.com/1g4kd

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Probe finds that Marines accused of killing Afghan civilians used excessive force:

The initial investigation of the March 4 incident, in which up to a dozen Afghan civilians are reported to have died, concluded that the Marines' response was "out of proportion to the threat that was immediately there," a senior defense official said Wednesday.
http://snipurl.com/1g4kf

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U.S. citizen says FBI ordered his torture :

Jack Idema is the last of three U.S. citizens imprisoned in Afghanistan for running a private prison. Idema said they were hunting terrorists as part of a mission sanctioned by U.S. counterterrorism officials - a claim that U.S. officials have denied.
http://snipurl.com/1g4ki

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White House Considers War Overseer :

The Washington Post reported that the White House has approached at least three retired four-star generals in recent weeks, but they have declined to be considered for the position
http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,,-6549473,00.html

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23 dead in 2 bombings in Algeria: -

According to Arab broadcaster Al-Jazeera, a spokesman for al-Qaida in Islamic North Africa claimed responsibility for the attacks, saying they were carried out by three suicide bombers in trucks packed with explosives.
http://www.kentucky.com/524/story/39513.html

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3 Killed As Fighting Delays Somalia Peace Talks :

On Tuesday, Hussein Aden Korgab, a Hawiye clan spokesman, said that a local assessment team had counted 1,086 people killed in four days of fighting that began on March 29.
http://snipurl.com/1g4kj

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10% of Palestinian children have lasting malnutrition effects :

About 10 percent of Palestinian children suffer permanent effects from malnutrition, according to a survey published Wednesday, a result of widespread poverty in the West Bank and Gaza.
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/847548.html

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Palestinians Need 1 Billion Euros, Minister Tells EU:

Palestinian Authority economy minister Salaam Fayad told the European Union Wednesday that his government needs 1-billion euros in international aid to "get back on our feet.
http://snipurl.com/1g4kn

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Want benefits? Prove Nazis caused your disability :

"We have been humiliated and trampled," Holocaust survivors told the Knesset yesterday, during a special hearing by the Knesset lobby for Holocaust survivors on what they called their poor treatment by the treasury.
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/847276.html

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Closed 1967 Senate protocols reveal bids to pressure Israel :

Senator William J. Fulbright is quoted as saying, "The trouble is they [the Jews] think they have control of the Senate and they can do as they please."
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/847481.html

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Palestinian family must wait in jail for case hearing:

While their case remains uncertain, 56-year-old Radi Hazahza and his four adult children Mirvat, 24; Hisham, 23; Suzi, 19; and Ahmad, 18 wait in a West Texas detention center where they say they've been mistreated.
http://snipurl.com/1g4kz

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Castro Slams U.S. Release Of Ex-CIA Agent:

Letter Accuses Washington Of Freeing "Monster" Wanted In Cuba, Venezuela For Terrorism
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/04/11/world/main2669968.shtml

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Fidel Castro: Court Ruling in Favor of Posada Carriles is a Brutal Reply :

George W. Bush is undoubtedly the most genuine representative of a system of terror forced on the world by the technological, economic and political superiority of the most powerful country known to this planet.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article17514.htm

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US renews terror caution:

"These attacks may employ a wide variety of tactics to include assassinations, kidnappings, hijackings and bombings."
http://snipurl.com/1g4l3

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Spy chief wants expanded powers:

President Bush's spy chief is pushing to expand the government's surveillance authority at the same time the administration is under attack for stretching its domestic eavesdropping powers.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18046106/

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IMF Cuts U.S. Growth Forecast:

The International Monetary Fund cut its forecast for U.S. economic growth in 2007 to 2.2 percent, the slowest expansion in five years, on a weakening housing market.
http://snipurl.com/1g4lb

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Recession 2007 :

It seems increasingly clear that we will see a US recession this year. The main reason for this is that the housing bubble that fueled the recovery of the last few years has essentially burst.
http://mises.org/story/2544#

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Defaults Rise in Next Level of Mortgages :

Some of the problems afflicting mortgages sold to borrowers with weak, or subprime, credit increasingly appear to be cropping up in loans made to homeowners who were thought to be less risky.
http://snipurl.com/1g4lc

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Citigroup set to announce heavy job cuts: reports :

Global banking behemoth Citigroup is on the verge of announcing a major overhaul of its operations that will see over 26,000 jobs eliminated or reassigned, according to US media reports Tuesday.
http://snipurl.com/1g4lg

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Libby supporters in Republican Jewish Coalition attack Pelosi :

This is truly shameful. The Republican Jewish Coalition, a GOP front group, is doing a swiftboating of Nancy Pelosi
http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2007/4/11/92251/5636

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Hillary's pathetic ploy: Sen.

Hillary Clinton's decision to co-sponsor a bill to make it a crime to burn the American flag amounts to political pandering of the worst kind.
http://www.sptimes.com/2005/12/12/Opinion/Hillary_s_pathetic_pl.shtml

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Electronic voting machines dumped:

The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Monday to revert back to the old paper ballot voting methods here, dumping the new electronic voting machines after just a few elections.
http://www.sunherald.com/201/story/27649.html

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Imus And Beyond:

Imus has a long and sordid history of trafficking in racism, sexism, homophobia and xenophobia. And a lot of people who consider themselves reputable-both Democratic and Republican politicians, political consultants, journalists and pundits-have shacked up in this seedy AM radio motel as if it were a five-star forum for serious political discourse.
http://www.tompaine.com/articles/2007/04/11/imus_and_beyond.php

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Monsanto's GM corn MON863 shows kidney, liver toxicity in animal studies:

A variety of genetically modified corn that was approved for human consumption in 2006 caused signs of liver and kidney toxicity as well as hormonal changes in rats
http://www.newstarget.com/021784.html


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Peace & Joy
Tom Feeley
 

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