fix articles 55376, fleischer
Ashcroft Pushing PATRIOT II, Bush Hesitating (tags)
Several members of Congress, including Republicans like Rep. James Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, have expressed concerns about providing law enforcement with much more authority, raising questions about civil liberties. ...Ashcroft is unapologetic, insisting that the USA-PATRIOT Act has resulted in "steady progress in America's war on terrorism."
"Programs?" Resist this License to Kill (tags)
A doctrine of pre-emptive war, together with a disingenuous and aggressive intention to declare facilities "dual-use", is a a licence to kill. We need to see the evidence that there were bio-chemical weapons, not conceivably "dual-use" or defunct programs. Given recent history, any claim that there was an active program would have to be subjected to the most intense scrutiny. Investigative committees should guard strictly against allowing the administration to morph "weapons" into "programs", otherwise a frightening precedent will be set.
POETIC LICENCE: US intelligence hoax hits the fan (tags)
The Bush administration should have heeded Mark Twain’s advice: “When in doubt, speak the truth.” But it didn’t, and thought it could fool people into believing that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction, had links to Al Qaeda and was even involved in the 9/11 attacks on the US. This, of course, was rubbish, tripe of the highest order, as many of us had been saying for months. The truth, however, will out sooner or later. And the expletive deleted has finally hit the fan.
Lawrence 'Ari' Fleisher Wants To 'Liberate' People With Arial Weapons Of Mass Destruction (tags)
Ari Fleisher defends Bush's 3,000 Weapons of Mass Destruction to be rained on Iraq in 48 hours. A UN report claims up to 100,000 Iraqi people will lose their lives. Is there sufficient reason for us to be killing this many people? And to maim a few 100,000 more?
Phyllis Bennis on US at UN: Coalition of the Willing or Coalition of the Coerced? (tags)
Phyllis Bennis reviews U.S. strategy to get resolution approval in the U.N. Security Council
The politics of murder (tags)
Pressed as to why the U.S. has not done so after twenty two months in which barely a day has passed without U.S. weapons being used to add to the mounting list of Palestinian victims in the Occupied Territories, Boucher said: "All we've ever really answered in response to these questions is to note that we have not made such a report, and should we do so we'll tell you. At this point we haven't."
WHO GAVE THE GREEN LIGHT FOR 9.11? (tags)
White House Press Briefing with Ari Fleischer Monday, July 2, 2001 1:15 PM (tags)
Has the President expressed a view on the death penalty for corporate criminals -- that is, revoking the charter of a corporation that has been convicted of a crime that has resulted in death?
Bush's Smear and Retreat Propaganda Tactics (tags)
After a coup, state-sponsored propaganda spoonfed to the media and masses is par for the course. Who cares if it was all totally fabricated, if the Bush administration broadcasted pure lies and GOP dupes and media swallowed it wholesale? That's how state-sponsored propaganda works! Hey, if it worked in the Soviet Union and Florida, it can work across the nation! The GOP's new motto: Don't just "get over it," get used to it!