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New Questions Emerge About Wolfowitz's Influence
WASHINGTON - The nepotism controversy besetting World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz and his long-time partner and colleague Shaha Riza heightened Monday with new revelations that Riza may have had a history of flouting Bank rules while financially benefiting from jobs associated with Wolfowitz's...
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Impeachment, All Down The Line
A speech delivered to the "Impeachment: Our Right, Our Duty" rally in Houston, TX, April 9, 2007. Whether one believes the impeachment of George W. Bush is a realistic possibility or is simply a vehicle for expressing outrage and educating the public about the crimes of the powerful, any such talk...
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Row over Wolfowitz's Partner Intensifies
The dispute over the pay increase and promotion awarded to the partner of the World Bank president, Paul Wolfowitz, when she was seconded from the bank to the US State department intensified on Friday when both the then head of the board's ethics committee and its then general counsel challenged...
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Wolfowitz Accused of Nepotism at World Bank
WASHINGTON - A controversial raise for a World Bank employee who has been romantically involved with the Bank's President Paul Wolfowitz was not the work of the Bank's Ethics Committee, as originally alleged by Wolfowitz's office, according to the watchdog group that leaked the information.Members...
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George Bush's Land Mine:
If the Iraqi People Get Revenue Sharing, They Lose Their Oil to Exxon
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Bush Team Is Adept Only at Bungling
The Bush administration reminds me of Jimmy Breslin's comic novel, The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight . The premise of the novel was what if you had a Mafia gang whose members were incompetent at the things that mafiosi are supposed to do. Similarly, the Bush administration has often shot itself...
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Putting Out Fires Again in Tal Afar
A year ago, President Bush lauded the city of Tal Afar in his City Club speech in Cleveland as a "concrete example of progress in Iraq." He described how U.S. troops, operating with Iraqi forces, had cleared the city of terrorist beheaders in 2005 and restored hope to its traumatized people. He...
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The American Ghosts of Abu Ghraib
Editor's Note: Former Army Sgt. Sam Provance was one of the heroes of the Abu Ghraib scandal, the only uniformed military intelligence officer at the Iraqi prison to testify about the abuses during the internal Army investigation. When he recognized that the Pentagon was scapegoating low-level...
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US Keeps Making Mistakes in Mideast
The collapse of the shah in Iran was the beginning of American troubles in the Middle East. The shah was "our guy," an absolute ruler who was secularizing the country and freeing his people from the shackles of religious superstition and obscurantism. It never occurred to our foreign policy...
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Stop This War, Now!
AUSTIN - The president of the United States does not have the sense God gave a duck—so it’s up to us. You and me, Bubba. I don’t know why Bush is just standing there like a frozen rabbit, but it’s time we found out. The fact is we have to do something about it. This country is being torn apart by...
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