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Are We Done Yet?
The Guardian reports today that, according to the Wolfowitz/World Bank investigation, when Wolfie's senior staff objected to Shaha Riza's compensation package (and, where, once again, did she get her security clearance, I would like to know), Wolfie shouted, "If they fuck with me or Shaha, I have...
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Wolfowitz Scandal Spotlights US Reign at Bank
WASHINGTON - Recent White House backing for the beleaguered World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz, despite the findings of an internal report that said he had violated the Bank's ethics rules, is bringing the role of the United States in running the Bank in "undemocratic" ways under scrutiny, with...
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Four-letter Word for Tenet: Liar
If they question why we died, Tell them because our fathers lied. -Rudyard Kipling Mercifully, the flurry of media coverage of former CIA director George Tenet hawking his memoir, "At the Center of the Storm," has abated. Buffeted by those on both right and left who see through his lame attempt at...
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Give 'Em Hell, Mr. Terkel
Studs Terkel, the great journalist, raconteur and listener, turns 95 this week. He was born in New York City on May 16, 1912, to a tailor and a seamstress. He says: "I was born in the year the Titanic sank. The Titanic went down, and I came up. That tells you a little about the fairness of life."...
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Iran's Nukes Call Bush's Bluff
On Sunday came news from the U.N. inspectors on the ground that Iran has made a breakthrough in the enrichment of uranium. It was previously thought that the Iranians were having trouble developing the tight engineering and high speeds needed to get their centrifuges to produce nuclear fuel. But...
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Reconsidering Impeachment
In Berkeley, it's difficult to travel more than a few blocks without seeing an "Impeach Bush" bumper sticker. And whenever I write a column about the 43rd President, I receive emails suggesting that the simplest solution to America's problems is his impeachment. Nonetheless, I'd never taken the...
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Shoe on the Other Foot as Africa Chides Wolfowitz
NAIROBI - The scandal hanging over World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz has damaged his ability to preach against corruption in Africa, but Africans say the bank's anti-graft message must remain whether he stays or goes. The bank is due to give its final decision on Tuesday on Wolfowitz's future,...
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Pentagon Moved to Fix Iraqi Media Before Invasion
In the run-up to the March 2003 invasion of Iraq, the Pentagon planned to create a 'Rapid Reaction Media Team' (RRMT) designed to ensure control over major Iraqi media while providing an Iraqi 'face' for its efforts, according to a 'White Paper' obtained by the independent National Security Archive...
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What Good Reporting Has Meant in Iraq
Patrick Cockburn has been hailed by Sidney Blumenthal in Salon as "one of the most accurate and intrepid journalists in Iraq." And that's hardly praise enough, given what the man has done. The Middle Eastern correspondent for the British newspaper The Independent , he's been on the spot from the...
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Bush Alums Reap Their Rewards
As Paul Wolfowitz twists in the wind after being found guilty in a World Bank investigation of public payola to his girlfriend, it does seem that his career might finally be coming to an end. Pity that the Iraq debacle, which Wolfowitz promoted, was not sufficient reason for removing him from...
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