Erik Leaver is the communications manager at the Institute for Policy Studies. Previously he served as a research fellow with the peace and security program and with the Foreign Policy In Focus project.
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Friday, September 14, 2007
Annotate This... President Bush's Sept 13 Speech to the Nation on Iraq
Instead of charting a new direction for U.S. policy in Iraq, President Bush's speech to the nation last evening was an impassioned plea to the American public to stay the course. But much of Bush's argument for staying the course was based on spin instead of reality.
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Slick Connections: U.S. Influence on Iraqi Oil
"The oil belongs to the Iraqi people. It's their asset," declared President George W. Bush in a press conference on the White House lawn in June 2006. He had just returned from a surprise visit to Baghdad, in which oil had been one of the main subjects of discussion. "We talked about how to advise the government to best use that money for the benefit of the people," he clarified.