by Len Hart, The Existentialist Cowboy
One hopes that thinking about Iraq has gotten clearer since Bush violated U.S. laws and international commitments in order to: 1) seize the oil fields of Iraq; 2) exploit the ‘threat of terror’ to consolidate his ‘base’ at home, 3) subvert Constitutional guarantees that give Americans the […]
When it comes to power, the Bush administration has always firmly believed two things: first, the President should have more of it; and second, international institutions like the U.N. should have less of it. In that respect, the landmark ruling on U.S. treaty commitments handed down by the Supreme Court Tuesday seems […]
WASHINGTON — President Bush unveiled a $3.1 trillion budget on Monday that supports sizable increases in military spending to fight the war on terrorism and protects his signature tax cuts.
The spending proposal, which shows the government spending $3 trillion in a 12-month period for the first time in history, squeezes most […]
Washington Post Op Ed
It will take some heroics by the Internal Revenue Service to get any tax rebate checks out by June — assuming a bill passes the Senate soon. Several Senate Democrats have said they plan to tinker with the Bush-Pelosi deal, trying to add not only unemployment […]
– An estimated 2 million children in Iraq continue to face threats including poor nutrition, disease and interrupted education.
– Many of the 220,000 displaced children of primary school age had their education interrupted.
– An estimated 760,000 children (17 per cent) did not go to primary schools in […]
Oil Price Rise Causes Global Shift in Wealth
Iran, Russia and Venezuela Feel the Benefits
High oil prices are fueling one of the biggest transfers of wealth in history. Oil consumers are paying $4 billion to $5 billion more for crude oil every day than […]
Walls are everywhere in Baghdad, put up by U.S. forces to offer a degree of security to hard-pressed residents. But do they merely perpetuate divisions? Critics argue the walls divide communities, stifle economic activity, imprison residents and only widen the sectarian rifts that remain […]
Putin Publicly Rebukes Rice, Gates on Foreign Policy Goals
MOSCOW, Oct. 12 — Two of President Bush‘s most senior Cabinet members pitched an unusual new missile defense partnership Friday to Russian President Vladimir Putin, but they received a firm public rebuke as the Kremlin made clear it remains deeply skeptical of […]
Israel consulted US before Syria strike, report says Israel’s decision to launch an air strike against a suspected nuclear site in Syria allegedly set up with the help of North Korea came after Israel shared intelligence with the US, it was reported today. Binyamin Netanyahu, yesterday confirmed in a TV interview that such […]