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Americans Deserve Look at US Emergency Defense Plans
Last Monday they laid the cornerstone for the ''Freedom Tower'' where the World Trade Center used to be. "Freedom" is the mantra, the battle cry, the shibboleth of the "war" on terror. Many Americans think that if they invoke this magic word often enough -- without too much concern for its content...
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How We Got Into This Unjust War
While Bob Woodward's Plan of Attack confirms earlier books by former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill and former White House terrorism expert Richard Clarke, it is more effective because it is more even-handed and permits the various actors in the drama to speak for themselves. Some conclusions I...
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Colin Powell: Is It Time for the 'Good Soldier' to Resign as the Secretary of State?
Secretary of State Colin Powell is one of the most recognizable, and maybe the most well-liked figure across party lines, in the Bush administration. He has served his country long and well. Yet evidence mounts that he was (and remains) on the sidelines to advise and implement President Bush's...
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Is Military Draft in the Works?
There's a sign on the horizon, no bigger than a man's hand, that there's a military draft in the works. The Defense Department has announced that Selective Service is making preparations for another draft, "in case one is needed." The New York Times in an inane editorial pleads with the president...
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The Armageddon Plan: Cheney & Rumsfeld Have Practiced Running the Country
At least once a year during the 1980s Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld vanished. Cheney was working diligently on Capitol Hill, as a congressman rising through the ranks of the Republican leadership. Rumsfeld, who had served as Gerald Ford's Secretary of Defense, was a hard-driving business...
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Bush Playing us for Fools on WMD
The argument goes something like this: We didn't deceive you about the weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. The CIA deceived us. Therefore we will investigate them, but the investigation will be not be finished till after the election. The weapons of mass destruction should not be an issue in the...
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Remove Arrows from Dean's Back
Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean says he knows he's the front-runner in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination "because I keep picking buckshot out of my rear end all the time." He referred to the relentless sniping by his eight rivals who presume he is the man to beat. Personally, I...
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Does A Felon Rove The White House?
Allegations are swirling that Karl Rove, senior political adviser to President George W. Bush, may have committed a felony by blowing the cover of a CIA operative. CIA Director George Tenet has called on the Justice Department to investigate but the White House said Monday that "President George W...
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Big Lie on Iraq Comes Full Circle
Joseph Goebbels, Hitler's propaganda chief (director of communications, in the current parlance), once said that if you are going to lie, you should tell a big lie. That may be good advice, but the question remains: What happens when people begin to doubt the big lie? Herr Goebbels never lived to...
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Bush's Vietnam-sized Credibility Gap
WASHINGTON -- President Bush has a huge credibility gap stemming from his exaggerated rhetoric that led the United States to attack Iraq. The Bush hype recalls the Lyndon B. Johnson era when LBJ's misleading statements and deceptions led us deeper into the disastrous Vietnam War. Johnson later...
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