t r u t h o u t | 06.28Dahr Jamail | An Iraqi Withdrawal From IraqWed Jun 28, 2006 18:48
Bruce Springsteen: "Bring 'Em Home, Bring 'Em Home"
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Dahr Jamail | An Iraqi Withdrawal From Iraq
Dahr Jamail writes, "This 'army' has brought nothing but chaos, suffering and death to every city, town, village or institution it has visited, and while sectarian and ethnic politics are played out in the so-called Iraqi government, the agenda of the Bush administration rolls forward unabated."
Andrew J. Bacevich | The American Political Tradition
"When it comes to foreign policy," Andrew J. Bacevich writes, "the fundamental divide in American politics today is not between left and right but between those who subscribe to the myth of the 'American Century' and those who do not."
Photo Shows Ney in Meeting With Tribe
A Native American tribe that was a client of disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff has released a photograph of tribal leaders meeting with Congressman Bob Ney, who had told investigators he wasn't familiar with the tribe.
Pentagon Resists Ban on "Degrading Treatment"
The Pentagon is pushing to omit from new detainee policies a central principle of the Geneva Conventions that explicitly bans "humiliating and degrading treatment." Critics say such a step would mark a further shift away from strict adherence to international human rights standards.
Kerry and Feingold Form Alliance on Iraq
Senators John Kerry and Russ Feingold joined forces last week to push a proposal that would have required troops to leave Iraq by July of next year. And they may soon have something else in common: both are considering presidential races in 2008.
Democrat Seeks to Defeat Missouri GOP Senator
Claire McCaskill has been cruising Missouri's countryside in a 31-foot traveling billboard, a recreational vehicle on which the Democrat emblazoned this message: "It's time for a Senator on OUR side!"
Medea Benjamin and Raed Jarrar | US Waters Down Iraqi Peace Plan
"The Iraqi reconciliation plan unveiled by Prime Minister Al-Maliki on Sunday had the potential to mark a turning point in the war. But thanks to US interference, instead of a road map for peace, the plan that emerged looks more like a bump in Iraq's torturous path to continued violence and suffering," write Medea Benjamin and Raed Jarrar.
Kofi Annan | So When Shall We Have a UN Cup?
UN Secretary General Kofi Annan posits the World Cup spirit as a model for governments.
AWOL: GI War Resistance in Canada
A Report by Geoffrey Millard and Sari Gelzer
The Department of Defense has recently reported that 8,000 members of the US military are listed as AWOL. Currently 24 war resisters are known to be in Canada trying to establish citizenship, with an estimated several hundred more living there underground. Truthout's Sari Gelzer and Geoffrey Millard report from Buffalo, New York, and Fort Erie, Ontario, to bring you coverage of Peace Has No Borders, an event that brought US attention to political refugees in Canada. Geoffrey Millard interviews war resisters about their decision to refuse deployment to Iraq and seek asylum in Canada.
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