News for 2009-12-05

Saturday, December 5, 2009
Neo-Cons Get Warm and Fuzzy Over "War President"
WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama's plan for a 30,000-troop surge and a troop withdrawal timeline beginning in 18 months has caught criticism from both Democrat and Republican lawmakers. But a small group of hawkish foreign policy experts - who have lobbied the White House since August to...
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Climate Change Protesters Take to London Streets
LONDON -- Thousands of people calling for a deal on climate change at next week's United Nations conference in Copenhagen marched through central London on Saturday, encircling the Houses of Parliament in a human wave of blue-clad demonstrators. London's Metropolitan Police said about 20,000 people...
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'Bush and Blair Misled the Public... Yes, It's Conceivable Both Could End Up on Trial'
Tony Blair and George Bush were orchestrating a witch-hunt against Saddam Hussein that ended with the Iraq War, according to a former UN weapons inspector. Hans Blix said the two leaders behaved like 17th century witchfinders in their willingness to oust the dictator. In an interview with the Mail...
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Another McGovern Takes On a War
WASHINGTON - Representative James P. McGovern, a political activist since he was a schoolboy in Worcester, walked into his congressional office yesterday and proudly pointed to a 1972 presidential campaign poster on his wall: "We've been misled too often. Demand Truth. George McGovern.'' It was a...
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Pentagon's War Pitch Belied by Taliban-Qaeda Conflict
WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen argued in Senate Testimony Wednesday that the 30,000-troop increase is necessary to prevent the Taliban from giving new safe havens to al Qaeda terrorists. But that argument is flatly...
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