Democracy Now! | The Hidden Passages in Bush's Inaugural Address: "Former Reagan speechwriter Peter Robinson said the speech was 'wide open for interpretation,' and to him 'felt like quite an overreach.' Internationally, the speech was also criticized. The Star of London had a headline the next day that said 'Bush: I swear it's Iran next.'... Continue Reading →

God's Politics: A Better Option, Sojourners Magazine/February 2005: "Abraham Lincoln had it right. Our task should not be to invoke religion and the name of God by claiming God?s blessing and endorsement for all our national policies and practices - saying, in effect, that God is on our side. Rather, as Lincoln put it, we... Continue Reading →

Welcome to WorkingForChange: "Nor is democracy necessarily the cure for terrorism. As a British journalist pointed out, if Britain had been following the Bush plan, it would have nuked us years ago for being the largest single source of money for the Irish Republican Army. Reality is so often much more complicated than George W.... Continue Reading →

Yahoo! News - Boxer Rebellion Spreads: "'This war was sold to the American people--as Chief of Staff to President Bush Andy Card said--like a 'new product.' You rolled out the idea and then you had to convince the people, and as you made your case, I personally believe that your loyalty to the mission you... Continue Reading →

APFN: "On the rooftop of a shrapnel-pocked building in the ruins of Fallujah, a team of GI's stealthily sets up a gray plastic dome about two-feet in diameter. Keeping well back from the sight lines of the street and nearby buildings, they plug the cable connectors on the side of the 'popper' into a power... Continue Reading →

The Washington Note Archives: "How the U.S. Became the World's Dispensable Nation by Michael Lind In a second inaugural address tinged with evangelical zeal, George W. Bush declared: 'Today, America speaks anew to the peoples of the world.' The peoples of the world, however, do not seem to be listening. A new world order is... Continue Reading →

Tompaine.com - Print Page: "What?s most ironic about Bush?s speech is this: It?s as if suddenly all of the hundreds of tyrants and despots and dictators that the United States created, supported and sustained during the Cold War didn?t exist. As if the United States has always stood for freedom and democracy around the world,... Continue Reading →

Secret Unit Expands Rumsfeld's Domain (washingtonpost.com): "The Strategic Support Branch was created to provide Rumsfeld with independent tools for the 'full spectrum of humint operations,' according to an internal account of its origin and mission. Human intelligence operations, a term used in counterpoint to technical means such as satellite photography, range from interrogation of prisoners... Continue Reading →

Bush's Words On Liberty Don't Mesh With Policies (washingtonpost.com): "Some of the administration's allies in the war against terrorism -- including Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Uzbekistan -- are ranked by the State Department as among the worst human rights abusers. The president has proudly proclaimed his friendship with Russian President Vladimir Putin while remaining... Continue Reading →

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