By Frank Rich
Will the Real Traitors Please Stand Up?
Mon May 15, 2006 22:43

 
B>Will the Real Traitors Please Stand Up?

By Frank Rich

If Democrats - and, for that matter, Republicans - let a president with a Nixonesque approval rating install yet another second-rate sycophant at yet another security agency, even one as diminished as the C.I.A., someone should charge those senators with treason, too.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13045.htm

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I have seen men march to the wars, and then I have watched their homeward tread, And they brought back bodies of living men, But their eyes were cold and dead: Edmund Vance Cooke

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It's odd how those who dismiss the peace movement as utopian, don't hesitate to proffer the most absurdly dreamy reasons for going to war: to stamp out terrorism, install democracy, eliminate fascism, and most entertainingly, to "rid the world of evil-doers": Arundhati Roy

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Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And when you look into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you: Friedrich Nietzche

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Number Of Iraqi Civilians Slaughtered In America's War? As Many As 250,000
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11674.htm

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In Bush's War 2442
http://icasualties.org/oif/

The War in Iraq Costs
$280,903,096,870
See the cost in your community
http://nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182

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Appealing to the United States is not very appealing

By William Blum

With his recent letter to President Bush, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has become part of a long tradition of Third-World leaders who, under imminent military or political threat from the United States, communicated with Washington officials in the hope of removing that threat. Let us hope that Ahmadinejad's effort doesn't result in the equally traditional outright US rejection.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13046.htm

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Will the Real Traitors Please Stand Up?

By Frank Rich

If Democrats - and, for that matter, Republicans - let a president with a Nixonesque approval rating install yet another second-rate sycophant at yet another security agency, even one as diminished as the C.I.A., someone should charge those senators with treason, too.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13045.htm

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Starting over when Bush is gone

By Mike Whitney

The American dream has ripened into a menacing delirium, teeming with torture, violence, and murder. We have become everything we profess to hate.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13047.htm

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One More Clue That the American Empire Is Waning

By Karen Kwiatkowski

Empire is never just about the emperor. The enablers of empire – the big purple socialist hegemonic American state – include not just a slavish and well-paid royal military, but also corporate interests, state-funded educational institutions, and an ever-devoted media.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13053.htm

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At least 65 Killed ( including 3 marines) In continuing violence:

15 suspected al Qaeda-linked militants were killed during a series of raids near Latifiya, 40 km (25 miles) south of Baghdad
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/KAM529851.htm

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Iraq Sunnis Accuse US of Killing 25 Civilians:

"We hold the Iraqi government and the occupiers responsible for this brutal atrocity," the Muslim Clerics Association said in a statement.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13057.htm

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Remains of 11 people found in Baghdad :

Iraqi police found eleven bodies of Iraqi citizens who were shot dead after having sustained injuries due to torture in different areas of Karbala in south of Baghdad.
http://english.bna.bh/?ID=44835

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Insurgents Down U.S. Helicopter, Killing 2 :

Insurgents shot down a U.S. helicopter south of Baghdad and killed two soldiers, the U.S. military said Monday. Their deaths, along with those of three other soldiers and two Marines, brought the weekend toll to seven U.S. service members
http://tinyurl.com/ehhou

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After seven British deaths in a week, Basra's police chief is linked to 'terrorists":

Fears that Basra is slipping beyond control were fuelled at the weekend when the governor suspended the city's police chief, who is a strong supporter of British attempts to purge the force of militia elements.
http://tinyurl.com/jtjs7

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Shi'ite dissenter puts Iraqi government talks in jeopardy:

Efforts to create a national unity government in Iraq stumbled Sunday as a member of an influential Shi'ite alliance bloc threatened to form a new government unilaterally if rival groups did not scale back their demands. Sunnis said they may withdraw from the process entirely.
http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060515/NEWS07/605150387/1009

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Violence robs Iraq of Christian heritage:

The flight of religious minorities escaping violence in post-war Iraq is threatening to rob the country of its once diverse Christian heritage.
http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/AB5235D8-1578-4A92-BFEE-EA540BD2F5E2.htm

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Back From Iraq:

You don't tell them what it's like to kill a man or to have one of your buddies blown up. You just don't go there."
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13048.htm

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Chris Floyd: Smoke Alarm: Yet More Evidence for War Crimes :

Here's yet another smoking gun revealing the fireless smoke of lies that the Bush Regime spread across the land to justify its outright war of aggression in Iraq. How many more times do we have to be shown glaring evidence that the war was a con job from the word go
http://tinyurl.com/kduzl

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Italian Pay-off From Niger Forgery?:

What did the Italian government, under then-Prime Minister Berlusconi, get in return for providing Bush with a smoking gun to attack Iraq?
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13052.htm

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Inspector: Politics stunted 'biotrailer' findings:

A year after Bush administration claims about Iraqi ''bioweapons trailers'' were discredited by American experts, U.S. officials were still suppressing the findings, according to a senior member of the CIA-led inspection team.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13054.htm

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A Must Listen: Greg Palast “Armed Madhouse :

Is the war in Iraq for oil? Yes, it's about the oil, but not for the oil. In my investigations for Armed Madhouse, I ended up with a story far more fascinating and difficult than I imagined. We didn't go in to grab the oil. Just the opposite. We went in to control the oil and make sure we didn't get it. It goes back to 1920, when the oil companies sat in a room in Brussels in a hotel room, drew a red line
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13055.htm

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West Point Graduates Against The War:

We members of West Point Graduates Against The War stand appalled at the deceitful behavior of the government of the United States and, in particular, its widely known malefactors.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13056.htm

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Soldiers Rights:

This site is for those who are lost in the military system of destruction, deceit, and corruption.
http://www.soldiersrights.com/

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3 Minute Video Us and Them:

"Forward" he cried, from the rear..... and the front rank died!
http://tinyurl.com/of4ha

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They did it their way - so they have no one to blame but themselves :

If democracy is supposed to represent the will of the people, then there is either something wrong with the democracies or something wrong with the people on both sides of the Atlantic.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,,1774734,00.html

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Spies ‘hid’ bomber tape from MPs:

MI5 is being accused of a cover-up for failing to disclose to a parliamentary watchdog that it bugged the leader of the July 7 suicide bombers discussing the building of a bomb months before the London attacks.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13050.htm

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6 Palestinians Killed and 16 Others Wounded by IOF in Qabatya and Jenin:

On Sunday, 14 May 2006, Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) killed six Palestinians and wounded sixteen others, including seven children and a journalist, in Qabatya village and Jenin town in the north of the West Bank.
http://www.pchrgaza.org/files/PressR/English/2006/48-2006.htm

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Where is the global outcry at this continuing cruelty? :

Nearly 60 years after most Palestinians were first forced from our homes, the killings and blockades carry on with impunity
http://www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,,1774765,00.html

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'Racist' marriage law upheld by Israel:

Israel's High Court has narrowly upheld a law denying Palestinians from the West Bank and Gaza married to Israeli citizens the right to live in the country with their spouses.
http://news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/article484122.ece

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Israel at 58: A Failing Experiment :

One of Israel's founding Ministers of Education and Culture, Professor Ben-Zion Dinur (1954), said it most sharply. "In our country there is room only for the Jews. We shall say to the Arabs: Get out! If they don't agree, if they resist, we shall drive them out by force." (History of the Haganah.)
http://tinyurl.com/zbpb5

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Palestinian Refugees :

The Palestinian refugee problem arose not from a conflict in which, as claimed, the Zionist forces overcame overwhelming odds against the Arab armies and the Palestinian population voluntarily left. But from a systematic policy of ethnic cleansing.
http://www.miftah.org/Display.cfm?DocId=10241&CategoryID=4

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Palestinians mourn 'day of catastrophe':

Palestinians have been marking the worst day in their history - the day of Israel's creation - determined to lift damaging economic sanctions and warning that Israeli unilateralism could kill a two-state solution.
http://tinyurl.com/hsbnn

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War pimp alert:

Report: Pakistan supplied nukes to Syria : -

U.S. intelligence agencies suspect Syria was offered and received nuclear weapons technology from the covert Pakistani supplier group headed by A.Q. Khan, according to an intelligence report.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13051.htm

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War pimp alert:

Ex-Military Intelligence chief Ze'evi warns of impending world jihad 'tsunami' :

Ze'evi, speaking at a Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies conference in Tel Aviv University, said that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinijad has been overheard promising the "end of history in two or three years."
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/716146.html

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US 'must beware' rise in al-Qaeda oil strikes:

The US and its Arab allies must expect an increase in attacks on their oil infrastructure in the next phase of the war by al-Qaeda targeting the US economy, the former Central Intelligence Agency official who was responsible for hunting down Osama bin Laden warns on Monday.
http://msnbc.msn.com/id/12786605/

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Conditional EU nuclear offer to Iran :

Europe to help Iran develop a ''proliferation-proof'' nuclear power programme if it quits enriching uranium on its own soil.
http://tinyurl.com/zqqr5

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Iran Rejects EU Bid to Halt Enrichment:

Iran's president said Sunday it was pointless for Europe to devise an incentive package if it required Tehran to stop enriching uranium — effectively thwarting the latest international diplomatic effort before it even began.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060514/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iran_nuclear

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Chavez warns US over Iran policy :

Mr Chavez, on a two-day trip to the UK, called for a socialist new world order and said nations were cowards for not standing up to the "American empire".
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4771229.stm

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Chávez warns on oil production cuts:

Hugo Chávez, Venezuela’s radical president, said on Sunday he expected Iran would cut oil production if attacked by the US in the dispute over nuclear technology, adding: “We would do the same if we were attacked. We would cut off our oil.”
http://tinyurl.com/j2uns

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U.S. Imposes Arms Ban on Venezuela :

The United States is imposing a ban on arms sales to Venezuela because of what it claims is a lack of support by President Hugo Chavez's leftist government for counterterrorism efforts, a State Department official said Monday.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13049.htm

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Four police, 10 Taliban killed in southern Afghanistan:

Four Afghan police and more than 10 people loyal to the ousted Taliban regime were killed in a firefight in Afghanistan's southern province of Kandahar, police said Monday.
http://tinyurl.com/k6dal

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French soldier killed, Canadians injured in Afghanistan ? :

A French soldier was killed and two Canadians ??sustained injuries in two separate mine explosions in Afghanistan on Monday. ?
http://www.kuna.net.kw/English/Story.asp?DSNO=866204

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Pentagon Releases Gitmo Detainees' Names :

he Pentagon gave The Associated Press on Monday the first list of everyone who has been held at Guantanamo Bay, more than four years after it opened the detention center in Cuba. But none of the most notorious terrorist suspects were included, raising questions about where America's most dangerous prisoners are being held.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,,-5823948,00.html

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Weak US dollar weighs on markets :

Weakness in the US dollar has continued to overshadow global stock markets as investors offloaded exporters on fears that corporate earnings will decline.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/4771495.stm

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Why China's money matters to you:

At stake, should the repercussions of China's policy be negative, is the possibility of a global recession, warns Ben Carliner, research director of the Economic Strategy Institute, a think tank in Washington, D.C.
http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0515/p16s02-cogn.htm

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IMF acts to avoid markets meltdown :

The International Monetary Fund is in behind-the-scenes talks with the US, China and other major powers to arrange a series of top-level meetings about tackling imbalances in the global economy, as the dollar sell-off reverberates through financial markets.
http://observer.guardian.co.uk/business/story/0,,1774162,00.html

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Federal Source to ABC News: We Know Who You're Calling:

A senior federal law enforcement official tells ABC News the government is tracking the phone numbers we (Brian Ross and Richard Esposito) call in an effort to root out confidential source
http://blogs.abcnews.com/theblotter/2006/05/federal_source_.html

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Rove Said Unfazed by Chance of Charges :

Rove's fate for now is in the hands of special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald, who must decide whether he thinks Rove lied or just forgot to tell a grand jury about a conversation with a reporter.
http://www.forbes.com/home/feeds/ap/2006/05/15/ap2747060.html

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How Accurate Was the 'Rove Indicted' Story?

On Saturday afternoon, we ran a breaking story titled, "Karl Rove Indicted on Charges of Perjury, Lying to Investigators." We assumed that we were well ahead of the mainstream media and that we would be subsequently questioned. Right on both counts.
http://informationclearinghouse.info/article13038.htm

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Is Bush Ready to Fire Cheney? :

Handwritten notes may link vice president to Valerie Plame leak
http://tinyurl.com/fbrzv

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Climate change a 'deadly threat' :

The Christian Aid charity has warned that 184 million people in Africa alone could die as a result of climate change before the end of the century.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/4771399.stm
 
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Controversial Experimental Weather Modification Bill

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