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  • Bush's Iraq, Kerry's Iraq: More of the Same?

    10/07/2004 1:11:18 PM PDT · by crushelits · 2 replies · 267+ views ^ | Wednesday, Oct. 06, 2004 | Tony Karon
    Historians studying the 2004 candidates' debates may be struck by the extent to which these campaign events became the kind of bare-knuckled exchanges on Iraq of a type unprecedented in the American public sphere until that point. Sure, the war had been exhaustively debated in the media over the previous two years, but there was a certain politesse to those debates, and any impulse towards combative questioning of administration officials by journalists was always going to be tempered by the industry requirement of maintaining access to the corridors of power. When John Edwards on Tuesday turned to Vice President...
  • Wisconsin On Bush & Iraq

    07/02/2004 12:19:36 PM PDT · by quietolong · 9 replies · 216+ views
    WEAU TV 13 ^ | July 2, 2004 | WEAU TV 13
    Wisconsin On Bush & Iraq July 2, 2004 A new poll released Friday says three in five Wisconsin residents think President Bush's performance in handling the situation in Iraq is "poor" to "fair." The Badger Poll says 39%, or just under two in five residents, rated his performance on Iraq as "good" or "excellent." The president was rated at 54% with good or excellent marks for handling the war on terrorism, while 24% rated his performance as poor to fair. The poll was conducted the week before the transfer of sovereignty to the Iraqis. The poll involved 504 Wisconsin residents,...
  • Freep this CNN poll

    04/17/2004 8:05:51 AM PDT · by tbeatty · 21 replies · 112+ views
    CNN ^ | 4/17/2004 | Wolf Blitzed
  • Facts and Credibility Not On Richard Clarke's Side

    04/04/2004 9:39:14 PM PDT · by The Bandit · 14 replies · 213+ views
    April 4, 2004 | The Bandit
    On March 23, 2004, Richard Clarke told BBC News "I am going to make sure the American people have the facts that I don't think they fully had before and they can make the appropriate decision." The question is: what facts does Richard Clarke provide us with, if any? On August 5 2002 Dan Rather on CBS Evening News declared: "Veterans of the Clinton administration say the Bush team didn't take their al-Qaeda warnings and plans seriously enough." Stone Phillips on NBC Nightly News revealed: "There is a new published report tonight that the outgoing Clinton administration gave the Bush...
  • 7 U.S. Soldiers Die in Iraq as a Shiite Militia Rises Up

    04/04/2004 9:23:43 PM PDT · by neverdem · 27 replies · 262+ views
    NY Times ^ | April 5, 2004 | JOHN F. BURNS
    BAGHDAD, Iraq, April 4 — A coordinated Shiite militia uprising against the American-led occupation rippled across Iraq on Sunday, reaching into Baghdad and the sprawling Shiite slum of Sadr City on the capital's outskirts and roiling the holy city of Najaf and at least two other cities in southern Iraq. Seven American soldiers were killed in Sadr City, one of the worst single losses for the American forces in any firefight since Baghdad was captured a year ago. An Iraqi health official in Najaf said 24 people had been killed and about 200 wounded in clashes that ensued when armed...
  • The War in Iraq has had a major Impact on moving Arab Governments towards Democracy.

    10/15/2003 5:32:57 PM PDT · by Kay Soze · 14 replies · 571+ views
    NPR's Day to Day ^ | Oct 15,2003 | Alex Chawick
    NPR Interviews Sulaiman Al-Hattlan, columnist for the Saudi daily paper Al Watan in Ryadd. He is also a Harvard Professor of Middle East Studies. Saudi Arabia to Hold First-Ever Elections The last question asked of Sulaiman Al-Hattlan: Q: “One last question- when the US began this war against Iraq in the spring a lot of writers and analysts were saying this might help generate a kind of wave of democratic freedom throughout the region. Is there any connection between the US war against Iraq and Saddam and this kind of nascent democratic flowering in and Saudi Arabia?” Answer: ”The discourse...
  • Former President Bush defends his and son's Iraqi policies (Last Night)

    01/28/2003 8:45:16 AM PST · by TLBSHOW · 12 replies · 181+ views
    ctnow ^ | 1/27/2003 | Associated Press
    Former President Bush defends his and son's Iraqi policies STAMFORD, Conn. -- Former President George Bush, accepting an award Monday night for his contributions to world affairs, defended his decision 12 years ago to not remove Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq, an issue now facing his son, the current president. John D. Negroponte, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, presented Bush with the World Affairs Forum's sixth annual Altschul Award, at a ceremony in Stamford. "Iraq is back to business as usual," Negroponte said. "Time is running out for Iraq to peacefully disarm." Bush said the world faces...

    03/21/2002 4:23:50 AM PST · by ejdrapes · 3 replies · 263+ views
    London Mirror ^ | March 21, 2002 | Christopher Hitchens
    Mar 21 200 THE discovery by an American president that nuclear weapons can be useful is not as new as some shocked people appear to believe. General MacArthur had eventually to be fired because he thought them too potentially useful in the Korean war. Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy and Nixon were prepared to use them against Cuba or Vietnam or the Arab states. Even the latest rather candid nuclear "doctrine" can be traced directly to an authorisation made by President Clinton in 1996. The message is always the same. Take us seriously: we are in principle prepared to destroy you utterly....