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  • Terrorism   • Iraq
CHENEY'S IRAQ-TERRORIST CLAIMS REBUFFED AGAIN
Director Tenet tells Congress that the CIA is "increasingly skeptical" that Mohamed Atta met Iraqi intelligence officers in Prague in April 2001, rebuffing continuing assertions by Vice President Dick Cheney that such a meeting might have taken place.
Inform yourself with the full story here (NY Times)


  • Terrorism   • Campaign
ADMINISTRATION PRESSURING PAKISTAN TO ARREST 'HIGH VALUE' TERRORISTS IN TIME TO UPSTAGE DEM. CONVENTION
Pakistani official confirms that his government has "been told at every level that apprehension or killing of HVTs before [the] election is [an] absolute must." What's more, Bush administration officials have told their Pakistani counterparts "it would be best if the arrest or killing of [any] HVT were announced [just before] the Democratic National Convention."
Inform yourself with the full story here (The New Republic)


 • Terrorism
BUSH CUT SECRET DEAL TO RELEASE SUSPECTED TERRORIST
U.S. officials agreed to return 5 Saudi terrorism suspects -- over objections from the Pentagon, the CIA and the DOJ -- as part of a secret three-way deal to satisfy allies in the Iraqi invasion.
Inform yourself with the full story here (NY Times)
   • Kowtowing to Saudi gov't demands in 2002? (SF Chronicle)


 • Terrorism
PENTAGON MAY RELEASE TERRORISM SUSPECTS WITHOUT COURT REVIEW
Guantanamo Bay detainees deemed not to pose a security threat may be cut loose without first giving them access to civilian courts. So 1) what doesn't the Pentagon want them saying in court, and 2) if they're no threat, why have they been held for three years?
Inform yourself with the full story here (AP)


  • Campaign   • Quotes & Lies
25 BUSH FLIP-FLOPS
Bush has changed his positions on wanting to capture Osama bin Laden, creation of the 9/11 commission, gay marriage, abortion, nation building, raiding social security funds, patient's rights, North Korea, free trade, campaign finance and a dozen more subjects. Report includes dates, links to news stories and direct quotes.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Center for American Progress)


 • Iraq
PREWAR REPORT SHOWED SADDAM NO THREAT TO U.S.
Senate panel cites long series of intelligence reports in the decade before the war that described Iraq's army as decaying, and implies that opponents of the war were essentially correct when they argued that Iraq posed little immediate threat to the United States.
Inform yourself with the full story here (NY Times)


 • Iraq
'BRING 'EM ON!' - ONE YEAR (& 700+ SOLIDER DEATHS) AGO TODAY
On July 3, 2003, President Bush, in his infinite arrogance, challenged Iraqi insurgents to kill our soldiers - and they're doing a great job of it.
Inform yourself with the full story here (BringThemHomeNow.org)


 • Iraq
'HAVE YOU EVER HEARD THE SOUND OF A MOTHER SCREAMING FOR HER SON?'
Read "A Nation Rocked to Sleep," a beautiful poem of pain and distain by the teenage sister of Casey Austin Sheehan, killed in Iraq April 4th, 2004.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Carly Sheehan)


  • Homeland Security   • Human Rights  • First-person account
HOMELAND SECURITY USING PATRIOT ACT, McCARTHY-ERA LAW TO DETAIN, DEPORT JOURNALISTS
British reporter was "interrogated for four hours, body searched, fingerprinted, photographed, handcuffed and forced to spend the night in a cell in a detention facility" for 26 hours.
Inform yourself with the full story here (NY Times)


 • Corruption
BUSH HAS APPOINTED OVER 100 LOBBYISTS TO OVERSEE THE INDUSTRIES TO WHICH THEY'RE BEHOLDEN
Among the advocates-turned-regulators are a former meat-industry lobbyist who helps decide how meat is labeled; a former drug-company lobbyist who influences prescription-drug policies; a former energy lobbyist who, while still accepting payments for bringing clients into his old lobbying firm, helps determine how much of the West those former clients can use for oil and gas drilling.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Denver Post)


 • Misc.
PROBE: BUSH APPOINTEE HID $100 BILLION IN MEDICARE COSTS FROM CONGRESS, THREATENED WHISTLEBLOWER
Dept. of Heath and Human Services report confirms that administration knew its Medicare plan would cost $500 to $600 million -- not $400 billion it claimed -- and that Bush appointee (and former medical industry lobbyist) Thomas A. Scully lied to Congress and threatened the program's actuary if he revealed the truth.
Inform yourself with the full story here (NY Times)


 • Misc.
SCIENTISTS GIVEN POLITICAL INTERROGATION AS PART OF JOB INTERVIEWS
Group complains the administration has undermined the integrity of science in policy-making by asking proposed appointees to science advisory panels what they thought of President George W. Bush and whether they voted for him.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Newsday)


 • Campaign & Election  • Corruption
BUSH CRONY SECRETLY BANKROLLING NADER CAMPAIGN, FEC TO INVESTIGATE
In an attempt to undermine the Democractic candidate, billionaire Bush contributor Richard Egan (on Bush's 2000 transition team and his ambassador to Ireland) is helping bankroll left-wing independent Ralph Nader's campaign, possibly in violation of election law.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Boston Globe)
   • Richard Egan profile (WhiteHouseForSale.org)

MORE One in 10 doners is major GOP contributor. Hefty "bundled" contributions are a form Nader has criticized in the past. VP candidate Peter Camejo says Nader should return the money.
Inform yourself with the full story here (SF Chronicle)


 • Anti-Bush Conservatives  • Terrorism
REPUBLICAN SENATOR RIPS BUSH FOR FAILING THE WAR ON TERRORISM
Sen. Chuck Hagel, an influential moderate Republican from Nebraska, sharply criticized the administration, saying that the war in Iraq appears to have hurt America in its battle against terrorism. "The fact is, if we're going to continue with this, we're going to have to be honest with the American people."
Inform yourself with the full story here (SF Chronicle)


 • Most Troubling  • Anti-Bush Conservatives  • Exposé
AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE MAG EXPOSES NEO-CON ROOTS IN FACISM
Fantastically in-depth exposé tracks the influences that shaped one of men whose neo-conservative movement cronies control the Bush Administration.
Inform yourself with the full story here (American Conservative)


 • Iraq
NEW U.S. AMBASSADOR TO IRAQ HAS A HISTORY OF COVERING UP TORTURE
As ambassador to Honduras, John Negroponte played a key role in coordinating covert aid to Contra death squads in Nicaragua and shoring up a CIA-backed death squad in Honduras. Diplomats and former subordinates have testified that the embassy's annual human rights reports was white-washed on his orders.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Democracy Now)


 • Homeland Security
BUSH UNDER-FUNDING SECURITY FOR U.S. PORTS
Despite touting regulations that took effect July 1, many ports don't have the money to comply since the administration has spent $15 billion on airline security but has asked for only $46 million for aid to the ports.
Inform yourself with the full story here (LA Times)


 • Iraq
MOST OF AID SLATED TO REBUILD IRAQ HAS BEEN SPENT ON ADMINISTRATION
Thus far nothing from the package has been spent on construction, health care, sanitation and water projects. More money has been spent on administration than all projects related to education, human rights, democracy and governance.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Washington Post)


 • Justice
DOJ's LATEST EXCUSE FOR DENYING FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT: IT WOULD CRASH OUR COMPUTERS
Justice claims the simple act of copying files would cause the agency's network to malfunction. If this is true, it means they can't have ever backed up their files either, right?
Inform yourself with the full story here (AP)


 • 9/11  • Corruption  • Farhenheit 9/11
THE COMPLETE SAUDI PRIMER
This incredibly in-depth breakdown includes almost 90 links to news stories and analyses of Saudi influence over the years in the Bush Administration, Bush political campaigns, the Bush family oil businesses and the nation's enormous links to US banks, to terrorism and specifically to 9/11.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Center for American Progress)


 • Corruption
DOZENS OF LINKS TO HALLIBURTON-BUSH CORRUPTION
Read stories from several sources about the special treatment Halliburton gets from the Bush administration, including no-bid contracts, tax breaks and excemptions from environmental, business and legal regulations.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Center for American Progress)


 • 100 Reasons
100 BUSH MISTAKES
On April 13 Bush said he was sure he'd made some mistakes as President, but couldn't think of any. Here's a list (with 100s of news links), from not equipping troops in Iraq with adequate body armor to underfunding "No Child Left Behind" to focusing on missile defense at the expense of counterterrorism prior to 9/11.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Center for American Progress)


 • Quotes & Lies
HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE SITE COMPARES BUSH RHETORIC W/ REALITY
Dozens of examples of Bush statements that prove opposite of his actions on Medicare, education, veterans' affairs, border security, terrorism, and dozens of other topics.
House Appropriations Committee's Caught On Film site


 • Misc  • Opinion
IS GEORGE II LIKE GEORGE III? BUSH VS. THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
In 1776 the King of England was accused of "depriving us in many cases of the benefits of Trial by Jury" (like Jose Padilla and Yaser Esam Hamdi)" and having "affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power" (like the military being allowed to investigate its own crimes in Iraq). Many more comparision can be found below...
Inform yourself with the full story here (NY Times)


 • ABUSE SCANDAL BACKGROUND  • Iraq  • Human Rights
BUSH MEMO ASSERTED 'RIGHT' TO WAIVE TORTURE LAWS
"I have never ordered torture," Bush said. But documents show he claimed the right to waive anti-torture laws and treaties covering prisoners of war after the invasion of Afghanistan.
Inform yourself with the full story here (AP)
   • Bush asked lawyers cover his butt on torture in '03 (SF Chronicle)
   • Memo sought to circumvent torture laws (NY Times)
   • Torture memo Ashcroft tried to hide is revealed (Washington Post)
   • Download the memos, see for yourself (Nat'l Security Archive)
   • Military, legal specialists analyze Bush's butt-covering (CAP)


 • Misc.
DISNEY GETS CHUMMY WITH GROUP THAT TRIED TO SENSOR 'FARHENHEIT 9/11"
After blocking Miramax from releasing Michael Moore's film, the Mouse House sponsored a special screening of the soft-serve "America's Heart and Soul" for conservative influence group Move America Forward.
Inform yourself with the full story here (SF Chronicle)


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