• Added 08.01.2005
BUSH BYPASSES SENATE, APPOINTS ANTI-U.N. BOLTON AS AMBASSADOR TO U.N.
"It's a devious maneuver that evades the constitutional requirement of Senate consent and only further darkens the cloud over Mr. Bolton's credibility at the U.N."
Inform yourself with the full story here (Reuters)
• Added 07.30.2005
BOLTON CAUGHT LYING TO CONGRESS - BUSH TO SNEAK HIM INTO U.N. SEAT ANYWAY
John Bolton, Bush's anti-U.N. choice for U.N. ambassador, has been caught lying to congress in an investigation of faulty pre-war intelligence. But the president still plans to bypass congressional hearings and appoint him while lawmakers are in recess.
Inform yourself with the full story here (LA Times)
• Added 06.20.2005
A NEW "BRING 'EM ON": BUSH GETS THANK YOU FROM IRANIAN HARD-LINERS FOR HELP WITH ELECTION
Extremists get a big boost in polls after U.S. President opens his big mouth to criticize Iran's election process.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Canoe)
• Added 04.03.2005
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)
• Added 03.26.2005
BUSH OKs SELLING F-16s TO DICTATOR WHO OVERTHREW DEMOCRATICALLY ELECTED GOVERNMENT
Because Pakistan has been sucking up to the US since 9/11, Bush will provide the nation with two dozen high-tech fighter planes, despite 1) an ongoing conflict with our close ally India, 2) the nation's deception about its development of nuclear weapons, and 3) self-declared President Pervez Musharraf's coup that desolved a democratic government.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Washington Post)
• Added 08.21.2004
WOLFOWITZ WANTS TO CREATE 'ILLEGAL COMBATANTS' FOR OUR SIDE
Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz -- one of the guy who pushed for an attack on Iraq immediately after 9/11 -- asked the House Armed Services Committee to fund "training and equipping" non-governmental militias in foreign countries. In other words, fighters who don't have to answer to U.S. rules of engagement and human rights.
Inform yourself with the full story here (AFP)
• Added 08.21.2004
BUSH FLIP-FLOPS ON WEST BANK SETTLEMENTS
Administration abandons call for freeze on Israeli expansion into Palestinian territory, backs Sharon's plan to build more settlements.
Inform yourself with the full story here (NY Times) (alternative link)
• Palestinians: US has destroyed hope over settlements (Reuters)
• Added 06.19.2004
27 FORMER DIPLOMATS & MILITARY OFFICIALS SAY BUSH HAS WEAKENED SECURITY
"Never in the 2 1/4 centuries of our history has the United States been so isolated among the nations, so broadly feared and distrusted," says group that includes many Reagan, Bush Sr. appointees.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Washington Post/SF Chronicle)
• Same group urges voters to defeat Bush in Nov. (AP/SF Chronicle)
• Official statement (Diplomats for Change)
• Full list of signators (Diplomats for Change)
• Added 05.28.2004
BUSH CONSULTS DOOM-SEEKING "RAPTURE" CHRISTIANS ON MIDDLE-EAST DESICIONS
"Everything that you're discussing is information you're not supposed to have," barked Pentecostal minister Robert G. Upton when asked about the off-the-record briefing his delegation received on March 25.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Village Voice)