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Population Policy: NGOs Warn of World Bank "Fundamentalists"
UNITED NATIONS - When the United States tried to water down a longstanding policy on reproductive health and family planning at the World Bank last month, there was a storm of protests from population experts and activist groups worldwide.The protests came from several non-governmental...
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The Mother of All Benchmarks in Iraq: Oil
In the run-up to the invasion of Iraq in 2002-2003, oil was seldom mentioned. Yes, Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz did describe the country as afloat " on a sea of oil " (which might fund any American war and reconstruction program there); and, yes, on rare occasions, the President did...
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A Modest Proposal
There is a great moral conundrum in the Iraq situation. The pro-war position that we cannot abandon the mess we've made does have great certain moral authority. There are now millions upon millions of Iraqis whose lives have been ruined in this war and millions upon millions more whose lives...
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The Struggle Over Iraqi Oil:
Eyes Eternally on the Prize
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Is Condi Hiding the Smoking Gun?
IF, as J.F.K. had it, victory has a hundred fathers and defeat is an orphan, the defeat in Iraq is the most pitiful orphan imaginable. Its parents have not only tossed it to the wolves but are also trying to pin its mutant DNA on any patsy they can find. George Tenet is just the latest to join this...
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Saved by the Bomb: Senator McCain has Hit Upon a Solution to All the Republican Party's Woes: A Nuclear War with Iran
Campaigning in Oklahoma the other day, the Republican senator John McCain was asked what should be done about Iran. He responded by singing, "Bomb bomb bomb bomb bomb Iran", to the tune of the Beach Boys' Barbara Ann. (Join the hilarity and see for yourself on YouTube.) How can any thinking person...
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The Silence of George Tenet
When Richard Nixon ordered Attorney General Elliot Richardson to fire Archibald Cox, the Watergate special prosecutor, Richardson didn't do the dirty deed.Rather, he resigned in protest. And when the same command came to Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus, Ruckelshaus didn't go dutifully...
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Where Is The Dissent In America?
Washington - When viewed through American eyes, the recent protests in Istanbul and Tel Aviv demanding that their governments become accountable are truly impressive and extraordinary. For a US liberal - which is what I consider myself to be - the Israeli and the Turkish protests are also a...
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Charges of Dishonesty Fly at World Bank
WASHINGTON - The controversy over allegations of misconduct by World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz is turning ever more sour, with Wolfowitz and former top managers, who together oversaw billons of dollars in loans to thousands of projects in developing nations, trading barbs and accusations of...
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IMF and World Bank Face Declining Authority as Venezuela Announces Withdrawal
Venezuela's decision this week to pull out of the IMF and the World Bank will be seen in the United States as just another example of the ongoing feud between Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and the Bush Administration. But it is likely to be viewed differently in the rest of the world, and could...
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