FEMA Protects Itself, But Not Evacuees – Taxpayers Can Vomit Now

(CBS) There are still 50,000 families along the Gulf Coast living in travel trailers given to them by FEMA. Six months ago we began investigating reports of toxic formaldehyde fumes making some of those people sick. And as Chief Investigative Reporter Armen Keteyian reports, FEMA has done more to cover their own backs […]

$750 Million A Day Spent On Bush Armageddon Envy

The Quakers have a wonderful website, AFSC.ORG , that keeps tally of the dollars being flushed down the war toilet. They have posted alternative directions this enormous amount of money could be better spent. This country contains well over 300 Million souls. The quality of life is rapidly being thrown in two directions; […]

Five Armies Fighting for the Same Iraq, Against Each Other

Al Jazeera in depth research into Iraq’s many armies: Four years ago the fighting in Iraq was just beginning. The armed group al-Qaeda in Iraq did not even exist and Sunni and Shia groups were working together against the US-led forces.

Three years ago, sectarian divisions escalated into a battle some believe […]

Poorly Trained Troops Have No Clue How To Behave

Documents Show Troops Disregarding Rules

by Ryan Lenz

New documents released Tuesday regarding crimes committed by U.S. soldiers against civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan detail a troubling pattern of troops failing to understand and follow the rules that govern interrogations and deadly actions.

“The simple fact of the matter is interrogation […]

Veteran Casualty Warnings Fall On Bush’s Deaf Ears

Military Briefs Bush On Troops’ Welfare Effects of Lengthy Deployments Discussed

By Michael Abramowitz Washington Post Staff Writer Saturday, September 1, 2007

President Bush went to the Pentagon yesterday to hear firsthand the views of top military advisers concerned about the impact of extensive Iraq deployments on the overall health of […]

Bush And Mush Linked At The Hip, Face Similar Fates

Rice ‘sways Musharraf on emergency’ LAHORE, Pakistan (CNN) — U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice helped persuade Pakistan’s President Pervez Musharraf to hold off declaring a state of emergency, high level Pakistani government sources said Thursday. Musharraf was said to be considering the move, which would bolster military rule and suspend democratic freedoms, […]

Russian Gays Face Tough Road Toward Equality

Most Seem to Favor Low-Key Approach Over Confrontational One

By Anton Troianovski Special to The Washington Post Saturday, August 11, 2007

… with a small gay rights movement taking shape amid a more frank pop culture, gays are struggling with altogether different questions. Should they openly confront what […]

Bush Must Wait, Musharraf Backs Down On Emergency: Update

Pakistani Official Says Musharraf Rejects State of Emergency Chosun Ilbo, South Korea – 28 minutes ago Pakistani officials say President Pervez Musharraf does not intend to declare a state of emergency. Ruling party head Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain made the …

No emergency rule’ for Pakistan CNN International – 38 minutes ago LAHORE, Pakistan […]

An Administration Of Acronyms: Can You Spell F U B A R

That’s SIIC — or Is It?

By Al Kamen Washington Post Wednesday, August 8, 2007

The administration is engaged in a never-ending struggle over acronyms. Loop Fans may recall that senior officials a couple of years ago wanted to stop talking about a Global War on Terrorism, the GWOT or […]

King George Is Writing What Secret Disaster Plan? … Ooooh, I Feel Safer Now

States Feel Left Out Of Disaster Planning

By Spencer S. Hsu Washington Post Staff Wednesday, August 8, 2007

A decision by the Bush administration to rewrite in secret the nation’s emergency response blueprint has angered state and local emergency officials, who worry that Washington is repeating a series of mistakes that contributed […]