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Wednesday, February 22, 2006

feb 21 accumulation of story links

Emergency war supplemental hides millions
WASHINGTON, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Buried in last week's $72.4 billion emergency supplemental appropriation bill for the war on terror is nearly half a billion dollars worth of military construction.
The bulk of the $485 million requested will go "to fund various military construction projects to support U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan," according to the supplemental. "The requested funds," the document goes on, "will provide force protection measures, enhanced airfield operations and safety, power distribution, water treatment and distribution infrastructure, operational facilities and improved logistics, and associated planning and design efforts."
http://www.upi.com/SecurityTerrorism/view.php?StoryID=20060220-015649-7679r
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A Stupidity Tsunami: Bush goes on 3-day tour promoting his energy ideas, plans to stop at a renewable energy lab, but forgets that he just fired 32 lab workers. So, he rehires the workers before the event, but doesn't provide the cash for the workers' projects. Who wants to bet they fire the 32 a few days after Bush leaves? "'You're doing great work here,' said Bush, who picked up a bottle of clear-colored ethanol and smelled it." Houston, we have a problem.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/02/21/AR2006022100156.html
===Gag Rule: On the Suppression of Dissent and Stifling of Democracy," by Lewis Lapham, Editor of Harper's Magazine. Lapham Has Just Published a Call for Bush's Impeachment in Harper's.http://www.buzzflash.com/reviews/06/02/rev06027.html
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The Media's Next Quarry by Russ Baker, TomPaine.com Now that the press has come alive over the hunting accident, will it investigate the bigger scandals where Cheney plays a central role? http://www.tompaine.com/articles/2006/02/21/the_medias_next_quarry.php
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Fukuyama's Misleading Apology Dismissing neoconservatism in the NYT Magazine was helpful, but this conservative thinker still doesn't see the big picture. http://www.tompaine.com/uncommonsense/
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Rumsfeld Wrong in Saying Press Propaganda Campaign Ended in Iraq? By E&P Staff Published: February 19, 2006 9:55 AM ET
NEW YORK Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Friday that the controversial Pentagon-backed program to plant propaganda in Iraqi newspapers had been completely shut down. This appears at odds with other statements recently, the Los Angeles Times reports, calling Rumsfeld's comments mistaken
http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1002035215
Propaganda Effort in Iraq a Mistake, Rumsfeld Says
The Defense secretary says he ordered the planting of articles to stop after learning of it, although others have said the effort continues.
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Annals of the Pentagon: How an internal effort to ban the abuse and torture of detainees was thwartedhttp://www.commondreams.org/headlines06/0220-03.htm
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Tomgram: Shining a Quailish Light on a Cakewalk
War of the Quailhawks
By Tom Engelhardt
Over a week ago, Vice President Cheney managed to put a couple of hundred pellets of birdshot into his 78 year-old friend and Texas Republican Party builder, Harry Whittington. As the event turned into a national joke, edged with anger, and a late night spectacle, it was natural that the subject of Iraq would arise. After all, given the sorry state of affairs in that country, the thought that the Bush administration (like the Vice President in Texas) shot first and looked only later came quite naturally to mind; but there are other ways in which Dick Cheney's strange encounter of a quail kind on the 50,000 acre Armstrong ranch in Texas might help put the invasion of Iraq in a new light
http://www.tomdispatch.com/index.mhtml?emx=x&pid=61927
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The dying [illegal spying] scandal that keeps growinghttp://glenngreenwald.blogspot.com/2006/02/dying-scandal-that-keeps-growing.html
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Jay Bookman Eyewitnesses Peel Back Lies on War Debate
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Bush's Poll Numbers are in the Toilet Across the Nation. That Means It Will be Bombs Away on Iran Soon!http://www.crooksandliars.com/2006/02/18.html#a7204
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WSJ's Fassihi moved eight times to stay safe in Iraqhttp://online.wsj.com/public/article/SB114021690962577401-QEx3HLpfZR_L1AS8OKmDkP5xw9s_20070218.html?mod=tff_main_tff_topWall Street JournalEach location was more heavily fortified than the last, writes Farnaz Fassihi, who recently left Iraq. "As the madness around us grew, thedesire to create something resembling a domestic life intensified. Webecame experts in turning the dingiest rooms into somewhat cheerful spaces. I lit vanilla candles to get rid of the rotten smell and threw anorange and red tribal Kilim on the torn-up carpet of one room." (Earlier:http://poynter.org/forum/view_post.asp?id=8049 Fassihi's 2004 e-mail tofriends.)
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Moving Ideas: The Electronic Policy Network -- the leading source for progressive public policy on the net. http://taponline.c.topica.com/maaevZhaboshrbOgIFMbaehosu/
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The Great Firewall of China : A Measure of Freedom
Bloggers Who Pursue Change Confront Fear And Mistrust
By Philip P. PanWashington Post Foreign ServiceTuesday, February 21, 2006; Page A01 http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/02/20/AR2006022001304.html
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DOING GOOD JOBS, BUT LOSING THEMBy Harold MeyersonA Michigan auto factory out-performs all its competitors but is still forced to close. http://taponline.c.topica.com/maaevZhaboshobOgIFMbaehosu/
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On February 16, Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Sen. Jay Rockefeller presented a proposal to investigate the National Security Agency warrantless surveillance program. A copy of Sen. Rockefeller's motion, outlining the scope of the proposed investigation, is here: http://www.fas.org/irp/congress/2006_cr/rockmot021606.pdf But Committee chairman Sen. Pat Roberts blocked a vote on the motion until March 7. "If, by that time, we have reached no detailed accommodation with the Administration concerning the Committee's oversight role, it is possible that the Committee may vote to conduct an inquiry into the program," Sen. Roberts said. http://www.fas.org/irp/congress/2006_cr/roberts021606.html
"If we are prevented from fully understanding and evaluating the NSA program, our committee will continue its slide into irrelevance," said Sen. Rockefeller. "Like Senator Rockefeller, I will not sit idly by and allow the President's possible breaking of the law to be swept under the rug," said Sen. Robert Byrd in a February 17 floor statement. "I am today announcing my intention to submit to the Congress legislation that will establish a nonpartisan, independent, 9-11-style commission to investigate and determine the legality of the President's actions," Sen. Byrd said. http://www.fas.org/irp/congress/2006_cr/s021706.html
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DOES ANYONE REMEMBER THIS OLD CIA HAND, POLLACK'S ENDORSEMENT OF THE WAR ON IRAQ, AND EVERYBODY FALLIONG IN LINE BEHIND HIM. REMNICK OF THE
NEW YORKER, THE NEW YORK TIMES... HERE HE IS AGAIN WITH THE UMPTEENTH "NEW" IRAQ POLICY. PEOPLE LIKE THAT OUGHT TO BE IN GITMO.
A Switch in Time: A New Strategy for America in Iraq
Saban Center Analysis, Number 7, February 15, 2006 Kenneth M. Pollack, Director of Research , Saban Center for Middle East PolicyIraq Policy Working Group, Saban Center for Middle East Policy, The Brookings Institution
http://www.brookings.edu/fp/saban/analysis/20060215_iraqreport.htm
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Meet Ali bin-Zabar, the New York Times' new public editor http://observer.com/20060227/20060227_Bruce_Feirstein_thecity_newyorkersdiary.asp
New York Observer
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There are many more twists and turns in Conroy's latest installment in this fascinating tale of law enforcement corruption with serious implications for the future of the U.S.-imposed war on drugs. Read the full story, here, only in The Narco News Bulletin: http://www.narconews.com
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America Betrayed by a Moron: "Bush Unaware of Ports Deal Before Approval"
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060222/ap_on_go_pr_wh/ports_security
Administration Failed To Conduct Legally Required Investigation Before Approving UAE Port Deal http://thinkprogress.org/2006/02/22/legally-required-investigation/
Dubai's Port of No Return: Don't jump to conclusions, but there are ties between the UAE, bin Laden, and the Taliban http://villagevoice.com/news/0609,ridgeway,72286,2.html
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The GOP's Loyalty Fetish by Paul Waldman, TomPaine.comConservatives value a simple belief in the absolute and perfect authority of George W. Bush more than personal responsibility. http://www.tompaine.com/articles/2006/02/22/the_gops_loyalty_fetish.php
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http://www.coha.org/NEW_PRESS_RELEASES/New_Press_Releases_2006/06.13_Leonida_Zurita_Escalation.html
The State Department Begins to Pick Off South America's Pink Tide Nations
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Woodward: The greatest threat to our democracy is secrecy http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/metro/stories/MYSA022206.01B.woodward.129cfa8d.html
San Antonio Express-News
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BEHIND THE WHITE HOUSE'S BILLION-DOLLAR PROPAGANDA PUSH By Michelle Chen, The NewStandard In two years, the Bush administration spent $1.6 billion to paint a prettier picture of its failing policies, even as it cut away the social safety net. http://www.alternet.org/story/32378/
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/02/21/AR2006022100730.html
Rumsfeld: Planting Stories Under Review
By ROBERT BURNSThe Associated PressTuesday, February 21, 2006; 10:19 PM
WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Tuesday that the Pentagon is reviewing its practice of paying to plant stories in the Iraqi news media, withdrawing his earlier claim that it had been stopped.
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Twin Cities station rejects ad critical of Iraq war coverage http://citypages.com/databank/27/1316/article14134.asp
City Pages Star Tribune
KSTP-TV won't air a Progress for America ad because it claims "the media only reports the bad news" and "you would never know it from the news reports, but the enemy in Iraq is al Qaeda." A Minnesota political ad guru says: "I think it's very interesting that a station would say, 'We have enough faith in our news product and our reporting to say that ad is demonstrably wrong and we're not going to air something slanders our station.'" Jane Kirtley: http://www.startribune.com/587/story/252903.html It's highly unusual for a station to reject an ad on journalistic grounds.
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Bush admin: Press can be prosecuted for having secret files http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/02/21/AR2006022101947.html
Washington Post Walter Pincus reports the Bush administration says in a court filing that journalists can be prosecuted under current espionage laws for receiving and publishing classified information but that such a step "would raise legitimate and serious issues and would not be undertaken lightly
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A RIGHT TO INSULT? By Joe Sacco, Art Spiegelman, The Nation MediaCulture: Two American cartoonists respond to the global storm over the Danish Muhammad cartoons. http://www.alternet.org/mediaculture/32431/
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SCHOPENHAUER AND UNCONSCIOUS THOUGHT "Contrary to conventional wisdom, it is not always advantageous to engage in thorough conscious deliberation before choosing," according to a paper published in the latest issue of Science magazine. Unconscious thought, defined as "thought or deliberation in the absence of conscious attention directed at the problem," can sometimes yield superior results, University of Amsterdam psychologists found. And they suggest that the same effect can be "generalize[d] to other types of choices -- political, managerial, or otherwise." See "On Making the Right Choice: The Deliberation-Without-Attention Effect" by Ap Dijksterhuis, et al, Science, vol. 311, 17 February 2006 (free abstract): http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/311/5763/1005
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-----------------------------------------Right-wing posturing from Congress on Arab firm's role at US portshttp://www.wsws.org/articles/2006/feb2006/port-f22.shtml===
From the 2002 Washington Post: Al Qaeda's Gold: Following Trail to Dubai. Bush's Betrayal of America Continues Unabated. 2/22
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A22303-2002Feb16?language=printer
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Iraq Angrily Rejects US Sectarian Warninghttp://www.commondreams.org/headlines06/0221-01.htm
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The Red State Support for Bush is Akin to Committing Suicide: A Smoking Gun Memo of Just One of the Relationships Between the Bush White House and a Company Whose Country Supports Al-Qaeda -- And Bush Wants Us to Oversee Security at Major Ports, Including New York Harbor. Bush IS the Manchurian Candidate. Pat Roberts, Bush's Boy Toy on the Senate "Intelligence" Committee, is Akin to Being a Collaborator. 2/22 http://www.dpiterminals.com/fullnews.asp?NewsID=39
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22 February 2006In light of recent instability in Somalia, PINR encourages you to read the following recent analyses:
"Somalia's Uncertain Future"http://www.pinr.com/report.php?ac=view_report&report_id=421
"Somaliland and the Issue of International Recognition"http://www.pinr.com/report.php?ac=view_report&report_id=425 Saudi Arabia Looks East: Woos China and India Drafted By: Dr. Harsh V. Pant http://www.pinr.com ===
US: At Spy Agencies, No Good Deed Goes Unpunishedhttp://www.commondreams.org/headlines06/0221-10.htm
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37 million poor hidden in the land of plenty: "Americans have always believed that hard work will bring rewards, but vast numbers now cannot meet their bills even with two or three jobs. More than one in 10 citizens live below the poverty line, and the gap between the haves and have-nots is widening."
http://observer.guardian.co.uk/world/story/0,,1712965,00.html?gusrc=rss===
Maureen Dowd: Hunting for a Straight Shooter
http://www.topplebush.com/oped2548.shtml===Largest gathering of churches in a decade denounces Washington for "raining down terror" on Iraq and turning back on global warming
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060218/ap_on_re_la_am_ca/brazil_churches_iraq;_ylt=Av_qMFSnuFdZic49ebeVI6FvzwcF;_ylu=X3oDMTA5aHJvMDdwBHNlYwN5bmNhdA --===Stinging Comments Come as America Dismisses UN Report on GuantánamoThe judge said: "America's idea of what is torture is not the same as ours and does not appear to coincide with that of most civilised nations." He made his comments, he said, after learning of the UN report that said Guantánamo should be shut down without delay because torture was still being carried out there. http://www.commondreams.org/headlines06/0217-04.htm
Who Do You Love? Page 1 of 1 Posted February 2006 Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad won't be receiving many Valentines this year. Russia and China don't attract the secret admirers they once did. And Afghanistan has a crush on America. In a special Valentine's Day Web exclusive, FP takes a look at who loves whom in the world community, with the help of a 33-country poll conducted for the BBC World Service by GlobeScan and the Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA). Tale of Two Wars Both Iraqis and Afghans have gotten up close and personal with U.S. military forces, but their perceptions of America are worlds apart. Seventy-two percent of Afghans say U.S. influence is positive, but only 27 percent of Iraqis agree. The Iraqis show a similar disdain for Britain—Washington's top coalition partner—but they are less hostile to Europeans. China and Japan are at the top of the heap in Iraqi eyes. Iraq and Afghanistan also have different views on mutual neighbor Iran: Iraqis lean toward a negative view and Afghans are generally positive. Afghans seem positively disposed to the international powers that have contributed to its reconstruction and have warm feelings toward most major powers. But the first cut is the deepest: Afghans still don't think much of Russia.
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/story/cms.php?story_id=3363&fpsrc=ealert060214&src=2#1
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Abramoff Admits Authenticity of Photos with Bush But Now is Fearful Their Publication Would Harm His Plea Agreement. In Short, As BuzzFlash Predicted the DOJ is Cutting a Plea Agreement with Jack A. that Will Protect the White House.
"They will come up with excuse after excuse as to how and why he did not know me. I could have spent four months alone with him in Bolivia and he would not know me."
http://www.washingtonian.com/inwashington/buzz/2006/abramoffpictures1.html
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Alberto Gonzales refuses to step aside in Abramoff case. Alberto is there as the Bush Consigliere and Needs to Protect the White House and Himself. 2/18
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060217/ap_on_go_co/abramoff_gonzales;_ylt=Ah9HAXNehFeMtvZthyVRckCWwvIE;_ylu=X3oDMTA3OXIzMDMzBHNlYwM3MDM
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Why Were the Abu Ghraib Photos Released Now? 2/18
http://thinkprogress.org/2006/02/17/why-were-the-abu-ghraib-photos-released-now/
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Bush administration seeks funds for regime change in Iran http://www.wsws.org/articles/2006/feb2006/iran-f18.shtml
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Published on Friday, February 17, 2006 by the Independent/UK
Sea Levels Likely to Rise Much Faster Than Was Predictedhttp://www.commondreams.org/headlines06/0217-06.htm
Sea Levels Likely to Rise Much Faster Than Was Predicted
by Steve ConnorGlobal warming is causing the Greenland ice cap to disintegrate far faster than anyone predicted. A study of the region's massive ice sheet warns that sea levels may - as a consequence - rise more dramatically than expected.
Scientists have found that many of the huge glaciers of Greenland are moving at an accelerating rate - dumping twice as much ice into the sea than five years ago - indicating that the ice sheet is undergoing a potentially catastrophic breakup.
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Collaborated With NSA to Invade Americans' Privacy, Suit SaysBy LINDA COADY, ESQ., Andrews Publications Staff Writer
http://news.findlaw.com/andrews/bt/prv/20060217/20060217hepting.html
A purported class-action lawsuit against AT&T Corp. alleges the telecommunications giant has allowed the National Security Agency access to its facilities and databases for the purpose of spying on American citizens. ===Why the President's Defense of Executive Power to Wiretap Without Warrants Can't Succeed in the Strict Constructionist Court He WantsBy VIKRAM AMAR AND ALAN BROWNSTEIN
A few months ago, President Bush said he picked Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Alito largely because he considers them "strict constructionists." In the President's words, "[w]e've got to make sure . . . to have people who serve on the bench who are not going to try to legislate, but who will strictly interpret the Constitution." The President's message was clear: Justices should narrowly apply the law as it exists - derived from non-judicial sources like text, history and unbroken societal tradition - rather than "create" law in the context of adjudicating disputes.
Chief Justice Roberts in his confirmation hearings reinforced this idea with his memorable analogy to baseball umpiring. "I will remember," Roberts explained, "that it's my job to call balls and strikes, and not to pitch or bat."
Today, the President's warrantless spying on telephone and e-mail communications between people in the United States and in foreign countries is being aggressively challenged on constitutional grounds. A case involving the President's program could possibly reach the high Court. And given the fact that this is the first major constitutional controversy to arise since the new "strict constructionist" Justices have been confirmed, now seems like an ideal time to test the efficacy of the President's constitutional vision against the realities of constitutional practice.
Ironically, in order to resolve this dispute - and especially to resolve it in the way the President wants - the Court would very probably engage exactly the kind of creative "law making" policy-oriented analysis the President rejected so emphatically such a short time ago. For reasons we'll explain in this column, the President might be well-advised to hope that Roberts and Alito aren't quite the strict constructionists he touted.
To demonstrate the limits on the utility of the President's strict constructionism - and the unhelpfulness of the "balls and strikes" umpiring metaphor - we examine the eavesdropping question from three "strict constructionist" perspectives: The constitution's theoretical foundations, its text and its original understanding.
The First Strict Constructionist Tool: Foundational Principles
First, let's consider underlying foundational precepts - the mega-principles, if you will - that undergird the Constitution. Some of these, at least, are not open to serious argument. One is popular sovereignty - the idea that the expressed, considered will of the people be respected -- and its practical corollary, political accountability on the part of government officials. This comes straight out of the Declaration of Independence. "Governments are instituted among men deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed." Nothing activist here.
Another basic principle is the need to diffuse power to avoid its abuse. Again, this is Constitutional Law 101. The basic structures of the United States government - the separation of powers and the system of checks and balances - are direct manifestations of this overriding concern. This axiom - like that concerning popular sovereignty - is clearly accepted.
The President's assertion of inherent executive power to conduct secret surveillance of telephone and e-mail messages of American citizens without prior congressional authorization or judicial oversight directly conflicts with both of these foundational principles.
Column continues below ¢ Ads by Google Vonage VoIP Phone ServiceSave money with the top-rated VoIP service, starting at just $14.99www.vonage.com Learn The Facts - VOIP {Find Out How VOIP Can Help You} Download Our VoIP White Paperwww.globalcrossing.com VOIP PBX SelectionFree guide to VOIP PBX selection and successful integration. www.ascendentsystems.com Secret surveillance of private communications, by its very nature, is immune from political accountability; the people cannot use the electoral process to sanction clandestine government conduct of which they are unaware.
Similarly, and obviously, no direct checks and balances apply to executive conduct that, according to the Administration, need not be authorized by congressional legislation and is immune from judicial review. Whether the spying that has already occurred has been limited to serve only legitimate, indeed, compelling government interests is largely irrelevant to this debate. The problem with unchecked power is not that it will be misused in every instance, but that over time it will always be abused.
http://writ.news.findlaw.com/commentary/20060217_brownstein.html
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A federal judge ordered the Bush administration on Thursday to release documents about its warrantless surveillance program or spell out what it is withholding, a setback to efforts to keep the program under wraps. http://www.commondreams.org/headlines06/0217-03.htm --Current Administration Seems to Relish Media's Angerhttp://www.commondreams.org/headlines06/0217-09.htm ===Sea Levels Likely to Rise Much Faster Than Was Predicted, not fast enough for my taste to drown out AndrewLleeds!http://www.commondreams.org/headlines06/0217-06.htm
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Debating Impeachment: Your Letters by TomPaine.com Readers What Muslims really want; the big "I" question; New Orleans' free market: Readers react in this week's letters. http://www.tompaine.com/articles/2006/02/17/debating_impeachment_your_letters.php
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Rumsfeld says we're losing the propaganda war. Hey, Rummy, we're losing the real one, too, or did someone forget to mention that to you? He thinks the U.S. needs a blog. Really. Oh, that'll stop an IED.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060217/pl_nm/security_rumsfeld_dc_6
Rumsfeld's Pet Tyrants by Tom Porteous, TomPaine.comThe defense secretary's North African deals show that freedom is on the march -- a death march. http://www.tompaine.com/articles/2006/02/17/rumsfelds_pet_tyrants.php
There is no AXIS of EVIL, but there sure is a HUB of EVIL.
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Whittington sorry for what Cheney has gone through. He's sorry? The VP shot him in the face and heart, but he's sorry that Cheney had a bad week? Who apologizes for being shot? Obviously, a pellet entered his brain and caused some serious damage. Well, it's that or he's an idiot, a lily-livered sycophant or Cheney has compromising pictures of the guy. If the guy is that much of an idiot that he'd step in front of a properly wielded gun, why did they take him hunting?
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060217/ts_alt_afp/ uspoliticscheney_060217191838
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SacBee: Libby revelation shows priority of secrecy over security 2/17
http://www.sacbee.com/content/opinion/editorials/v-print/story/14195104p-15021738c.html
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2006 Fleischer sides with White House reporters on Cheney issue http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5220808
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Washingtonpost.com allows comments again on post.blog http://poynter.org/forum/view_post.asp?id=11103
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The new strategic plan is a handsome document, but largely devoid of significant content. See "DHS Intelligence Enterprise Strategic Plan," January 2006 (3.3 MB PDF file): http://www.fas.org/irp/agency/dhs/stratplan.pdf And see "Intelligence Integration and Management," DHS Management Directive 8110, January 30, 2006: http://www.fas.org/irp/agency/dhs/md8110.pdf
Relatedly, "DHS Has Not Implemented an Information Security Program for Its Intelligence Systems," according to the title of a new DHS Inspector General report (flagged by BeSpacific.com): http://www.dhs.gov/dhspublic/interweb/assetlibrary/OIG_06-13-Dec05.pdf
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Guantanamo's Invisible Men by Dahlia Lithwick, Slate We now have proof that most of the prisoners are guilty only of bad luck and that we are casually destroying their lives. http://www.slate.com/id/2136422/?nav=tap3
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---------- 17 February 2006News & Analysis-----------------------------------------The Abu Ghraib photos and the anti-Muslim "free speech" fraudhttp://www.wsws.org/articles/2006/feb2006/abug-f17.shtmlUN report denounces US torture and calls for closure of Guantánamo prison camphttp://www.wsws.org/articles/2006/feb2006/un-f17.shtmlIntrigues continue to stall new Iraqi governmenthttp://www.wsws.org/articles/2006/feb2006/iraq-f17.shtmlBritain: Parliament approves police state measures in Terrorism Billhttp://www.wsws.org/articles/2006/feb2006/ukse-f17.shtmlUS auto union pressures Delphi workers to accept concessions dealhttp://www.wsws.org/articles/2006/feb2006/delp-f17.shtmlBankruptcy court approves Delphi executive bonuseshttp://www.wsws.org/articles/2006/feb2006/exec-f17.shtmlPregnant immigrant miscarries after being abused by federal agentshttp://www.wsws.org/articles/2006/feb2006/immi-f17.shtmlWorkers Struggles-----------------------------------------Workers Struggles: Europe and Africa http://www.wsws.org/articles/2006/feb2006/euro-f17.shtmlArts Review -----------------------------------------"Progressive" Australian film critics denounce Spielberg's Munichhttp://www.wsws.org/articles/2006/feb2006/muni-f17.shtmlNew in German--------------------------------------------Der Wahlkampf in Italien hat offiziell begonnenhttp://www.wsws.org/de/2006/feb2006/ital-f17.shtmlNew in French-----------------------------------L'hypocrisie de Bush et de Clinton lors des obsèques de Coretta Scott Kinghttp://www.wsws.org/francais/News/2006/fevrier06/080806_CorettaKing.shtml Plus de scepticisme que d'enthousiasmehttp://www.wsws.org/francais/News/2006/fevrier06

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