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 • Misc.
EVERYTHING IS FINE NOW IN AFGHANISTAN, ESPECIALLY FOR OPIUM FARMERS
The harvest of a record crop of opium poppies has begun in the country where regional drug kingpins rule now that the U.S. has no more use for helping out there.
Inform yourself with the full story here (AP)


 • Constitutional Rights
FAKE SECRET SERVICE AGENTS ROUTINELY TOSS NON-BUSHIES FROM RALLIES
White House claims impersonator in Denver was a lone overzealous Republican Party volunteer. But the same guy has kicked out or denied entry to dozens of people at Bush events nationwide.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Denver Post)


 • Terrorism
HOW GOES THE WAR ON TERRORISM? ATTACKS UP 274% SINCE 2003 - U.S. WHITEWASHES REPORT
The number of serious international terrorist incidents more than tripled last year, according to U.S. government figures that the State Department has decided not to make public in its annual report on terrorism due to Congress this week.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Washington Post)


 • Terrorism
U.S. SACRIFICING LUCRATIVE SOURCE OF TERRORIST INTEL
Five years after being arrested with a trunkful of bomb-making materials at the U.S. border, Ahmed Ressam has proved a remarkable resource in the nation's efforts to understand and eradicate terrorists. But after feds refused to consider reducing his sentence in exchange, he's clammed up, putting several prosecutions in jeopardy.
Inform yourself with the full story here (AP)


 • Human Rights
REPORT: MUSLIMS IN U.S. CUSTODY ROUTINELY TORTURED
"Abu Ghraib was only the tip of the iceberg," says Human Rights Watch in a report, released Wednesday, that summarized abuses at U.S. facilities in Iraq, Afghanistan and Cuba, and reiterated a call for a probe into which U.S. officials may have had roles in the mistreatment.
Inform yourself with the full story here (AP)


 • Human Rights
U.S. GETS HUMAN RIGHTS INVESTIGATOR BOOTED FROM U.N. JOB FOR EXPOSING U.S. RIGHTS VIOLATIONS
Under U.S. pressure, the United Nations eliminated the job of its top investigator on human rights in Afghanistan last week after the official criticized violations by U.S. forces in the country.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Newsday)


 • Corruption
FOLLOW-UP: GOP-PLANTED 'REPORTER' VISITED WHITE HOUSE 196 TIMES
Forced to release hidden records under Freedom of Information Act, Secret Service admits James D. Guckert, who pretended to be a journalist named Jeff Gannon, spent a lot of time at the President's residence.
Inform yourself with the full story here (AP)


 • Corruption
DeLAY'S TRAVEL EXPENSES TURN UP ON LOBBYISTS' CREDIT CARDS
Despite continued denials, yet more proof has surfaced of majority leader's gross corruption. Now there's a paper trail showing lobbyists already under criminal investigation covered DeLay's expenses on at least one trip.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Washington Post)
      Follow the money that buys Tom Delay's influence in this graphic flow-chart


 • Iraq
RICHARD PERLE CALLED ON THE CARPET BY CONGRESS, WESLEY CLARK PROVEN RIGHT
Bush's lackey and the retired general faced Congress again last week, just as they did in 2002, with Perle refusing to apologize for misinformation about Iraq and Clark being recognized as having been right all along that the threat from Saddam was small.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Washington Post)


 • Terrorism  • Defense
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT RULING FORCES PENTAGON TO RELEASE HIDDEN MEMOS AUTHORIZING & DOCUMENTING TORTURE
Details include authorization of "ghost" detainees and an FBI memo stating that Defense Department interrogators impersonated FBI agents and used "torture techniques" against a detainee at Guantanamo.
Read for yourself what the military hid from the public (ACLU)


 • Corruption  • Defense
BUSH PROMOTES CONVICTED IRAN-CONTRA LIAR TO DEPTUTY NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER
Elliot Abrams, the hard-line neoconservative who pleaded guilty in 1991 to withholding information from Congress in the Iran-Contra Affair, will be responsible for pushing Bush's agenda overseas.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Washington Post)


 • Iraq
BUSH IGNORED IRAQI DEFECTOR'S CREDIBILITY PROBLEMS WHEN USING HIS WMD CLAIMS TO JUSTIFY WAR
Despite persistent doubts about his credibility, the defector's claims were included in the Bush administration's case for war without so much as a caveat. When CIA analysts argued after the invasion that the agency needed to admit it had been duped, they were forced out of their jobs.
Inform yourself with the full story here (LA Times)


 • Misc.
VETERANS FOR PEACE CALL FOR BUSH IMPEACHMENT
Oganization documents dozens of gross violations of US laws, international laws and treaties signed by the US.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Veterans For Peace)


 • Foreign Policy
59 FORMER DIPLOMATS URGE SENATE TO REJECT BUSH'S ANTI-U.N. CHOICE FOR U.N. AMBASSADOR
Letter to Sen. Richard Lugar, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, states that John Bolton "is the wrong man for this position." It also chides Bolton for his "insistence that the UN is valuable only when it directly serves the United States."
Inform yourself with the full story here (Christian Science Monitor)


 • Pure Propaganda
LAURA BUSH FLIES TO AFGHANISTAN FOR 5 HOURS - NO COVERAGE OF TRIP'S COST
She wasn't even there long enough to eat lunch, but millions of dollars were spent last week to fly the First Lady to Afghanistan and back for a photo op. Stories like the one linked below give glowing accounts, but there's NO coverage at all of how much the trip cost.
Inform yourself with the full story here (CNN)


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