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Bush Blames You — Not Iraq — for Our Tanking Economy (Condi for President?)

Five years into Iraq, Bush denies any link between Americans’ economic pain and war spending.

… oil prices once again crested above $100 a barrel and more Americans than at any time since the Great Depression owed more on their homes than the homes were worth; in the year that the […]

Pentagon Threat – No Strings On Funding Or Else

Pentagon Warns of Civilian Layoffs If Congress Delays War Funding Democrats Are Firm on Link to Troop Withdrawals From Iraq

By Jonathan Weisman and Ann Scott Tyson Washington Post

The Defense Department warned yesterday that as many as 200,000 contractors and civilian employees will begin receiving layoff warnings by Christmas […]

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 […]

The Terror Presidency – Presents Cheney In All His Gory

New Book Details Cheney Lawyer’s Efforts to Expand Executive Power

By Dan Eggen and Peter Baker Washington Post Staff Writers

Vice President Cheney‘s top lawyer pushed relentlessly to expand the powers of the executive branch and repeatedly derailed efforts to obtain congressional approval for aggressive anti-terrorism policies […]

Nightmare of Bush War Games – Curtain Call For Iran

Will President Bush bomb Iran?

In a nondescript room, two blocks from the American Capitol building, a group of Bush administration staffers is gathered to consider the gravest threat their government has faced this century: the testing of a nuclear weapon by Iran.

Nightmare scenario

The United States, no longer […]

The Bhutto Ultimatum – Musharraf Must Play Ball

Bhutto ‘ultimatum to Musharraf’ By Barbara Plett BBC News, Islamabad

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto has given President Musharraf 48 hours to respond to her demands for a power-sharing deal, media reports say.

The embattled military ruler is seeking support for presidential elections that would give […]

US Fall From Grace Creates Global Power Shift

THE GLOBAL POWER BAROMETER

In their own words:   “The world is bigger than the West”, a BBC correspondent; Source: BBC.

Russia, China and Iran are up as they warn the US to stay out of Central Asia.

HOW THE WORLD SEES AMERICA

The Bush Factor in Pakistan

The Architect’s House Of Cards Falls Down – Not Soon Enough

Rove ‘more dangerous’ on the outside

Karl Rove may be leaving his roles as hard-nosed strategist and bookish policy expert in the Bush White House, but that doesn’t mean Democrats can rest easy.

“Karl outside the White House is more dangerous to Democrats than Karl inside the White House,” said […]

CHENEY – The New Dr. Death, Wants To Strike Iran

Cheney urging strikes on Iran By Warren P. Strobel, John Walcott and Nancy A. Youssef | McClatchy Newspapers

WASHINGTON – President Bush charged Thursday that Iran continues to arm and train insurgents who are killing U.S. soldiers in Iraq, and he threatened action if that continues.

At a news conference Thursday, Bush […]

Fleas Jumping Off The Dead Administration – Lets Prosecute

Bush’s Muse Stands Accused Speeches Weren’t His, Colleague Says By Peter Baker Washington Post Staff Writer

He has been hailed as the best White House speechwriter since Kennedy’s Theodore Sorensen, the muse behind President Bush‘s most famous phrases, the moral conscience of the West Wing. But now Michael J. Gerson is […]