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  • Reward is worth risk, Bush decides - invasion could spawn terrorism; supporters: inaction invites it

    03/18/2003 5:38:27 AM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 3 replies · 150+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | March 18, 2003 | By DAVID JACKSON / The Dallas Morning News
    Reward is worth risk, Bush decides Invasion could spawn terrorism, but inaction invites it, supporters say 03/18/2003 By DAVID JACKSON / The Dallas Morning News WASHINGTON - Few presidents, if any, have put as many chips on the table as George W. Bush has in Iraq. War is a high-stakes gamble that could provoke more terrorism and produce a watershed rupture of diplomatic ties between the United States and other countries, analysts said. The fate of U.S. leadership in the world, not to mention the Bush presidency, is also at risk. So are the lives of countless American soldiers....
  • 'Moment of truth' today

    03/17/2003 2:33:37 AM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 16 replies · 264+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | March 17, 2003 | By G. ROBERT HILLMAN / The Dallas Morning News
    'Moment of truth' today Bush gives U.N. one day for Iraq's disarmament 03/17/2003 By G. ROBERT HILLMAN / The Dallas Morning News LAJES, Azores Islands - President Bush and his staunchest allies on Sunday gave the U.N. Security Council one last day to embrace the "immediate and unconditional disarmament of Saddam Hussein." If the 15-member Security Council, which has been deadlocked for weeks, does not act decisively against Iraq on Monday, Mr. Bush suggested that war was imminent. "Tomorrow is a moment of truth for the world," he said during a news conference with the leaders of Britain, Spain...
  • Hussein Prepares for War

    03/16/2003 6:24:46 AM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 8 replies · 139+ views
    FOX News ^ | March 16, 2003 | FOX News Staff
    <p>WASHINGTON — As the U.S., British and Spanish leaders – all in favor of disarming Iraq through force – prepared for a last-minute summit Saturday, Saddam Hussein placed the country on war footing.</p> <p>The Iraqi president ordered the nation divided into four military regions, each under control of his most trusted lieutenants. Saddam's son, Qusai, was given command of the regime's most important area, including Baghdad and Tikrit, his father's hometown.</p>
  • Bush, Two Allies Plan United Front After Diplomatic Setback (Summit at Lajes Field, The Azores)

    03/16/2003 5:17:07 AM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 8 replies · 214+ views
    FOX News ^ | March 16, 2003 | FOX News Staff
    <p>WASHINGTON — Faced with underwhelming support from the United Nations for a U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, President Bush and his two most steadfast allies headed for Portugal's Azores archipelago for a brief emergency summit.</p> <p>Bush departed early from the Camp David retreat where he spent the weekend, flying more than halfway across the Atlantic Ocean to huddle for less than five hours with British Prime Minister Tony Blair and Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar. The three-way summit in Azores was billed as the final push for a diplomatic solution to disarming Saddam.</p>
  • Some Texas stations drop Dixie Chicks tunes

    03/15/2003 3:33:16 AM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 112 replies · 1,321+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 15, 2003 | By DIANA HEIDGERD / The Associated Press
    Some Texas stations drop Dixie Chicks tunes 03/15/2003 By DIANA HEIDGERD / The Associated PressDALLAS — When it comes to President Bush, the Dixie Chicks are singing a different tune. But not every country radio station is playing it.Natalie Maines, the Grammy Award-winning group's lead singer, apologized Friday for her criticism of President Bush and possible war against Iraq. That didn't stop some stations in Texas and other parts of the country from pulling Dixie Chicks songs off their programs.Radio stations started getting angry calls from listeners after Maines told a London audience Monday, "Just so you know, we're ashamed...
  • Bush and Blair Plan Azores Summit

    03/14/2003 6:18:33 AM PST · by An.American.Expatriate · 12 replies · 320+ views
    BBC Online ^ | 14. March 2003 | bbc
    US allies set for crisis summit President George W Bush is to hold emergency talks with British and Spanish leaders on Sunday amid diplomatic deadlock at the UN Security Council over their plans for disarming Iraq. The three countries co-sponsored a draft resolution that would have given Baghdad until next Monday to disarm or face a US-led war. But despite frantic diplomatic efforts, they have so far failed to win backing for their position, while France and Russia have threatened to veto any resolution that authorises war. Mr Bush, UK Prime Minister Tony Blair and Spain's Prime Minister Jose Maria...
  • U.S. resolution on Iraq may not go to UN vote

    03/12/2003 4:40:30 PM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 41 replies · 163+ views
    The International Herald Tribune ^ | March 12, 2003 | Timothy L. O'Brien / The New York Times
    U.S. resolution on Iraq may not go to UN vote Timothy L. O'Brien The New York Times Thursday, March 13, 2003 French veto feared, Spanish official says UNITED NATIONS, New York A United States-led draft resolution to set the stage for a military confrontation with Iraq may not be put to a vote before the United Nations Security Council because of a French threat to veto the measure, Spain's foreign minister told reporters in Madrid on Wednesday. "Clearly, not putting it to a vote is a possibility which is being considered," said Ana Palacio, the foreign minister. "We are considering it,...
  • Britain Says U.N. May Back Iraq Deadline

    03/09/2003 2:30:46 AM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 8 replies · 210+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 9, 2003 | By BARRY RENFREW / Associated Press Writer
    Mar 9, 4:51 AM EST Britain Says U.N. May Back Iraq DeadlineBy BARRY RENFREWAssociated Press Writer LONDON (AP) -- Britain insisted Saturday that the U.N. Security Council could still back a final deadline for Iraq to prove it is disarming, as France mounted a last-minute foray to rally opposition to war.While U.S. and British diplomats worked behind the scenes to line up support at the United Nations, France's foreign minister scheduled a visit to Africa to win swing votes and French President Jacques Chirac called for an emergency summit to find a compromise.France, a leader in opposition to war, had...
  • Faceoff at the U.N. today as U.S. pushes resolution - Britain trying for compromise

    03/07/2003 3:40:01 AM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 1 replies · 161+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | March 7, 2003 | By DAVID JACKSON / The Dallas Morning News
    Faceoff at the U.N. today as U.S. pushes resolution Britain trying for compromise; China lines up on other side03/07/2003 By DAVID JACKSON / The Dallas Morning News UNITED NATIONS – The Security Council stages another diplomatic showdown Friday – not between America and Iraq, but between the United States and other members of the United Nations. Secretary of State Colin Powell will attend a key Security Council meeting to argue that the United Nations' credibility is on the line, though veto-wielding members are prepared to block a resolution that would clear the way for war against Iraqi President Saddam Hussein....
  • Asian leaders, markets jittery following Bush speech

    03/07/2003 3:27:12 AM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 3 replies · 186+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 7, 2003 | Associated Press Staff
    Asian leaders, markets jittery following Bush speech 03/07/2003 Associated Press HONG KONG – President Bush's warning about a possible war in Iraq spread a chill across Asia on Friday, causing stock markets to stumble amid fears that armed conflict is inevitable. Leaders and their citizens expressed opposition to a military strike on Iraq while concluding that Bush had already decided against trying to achieve a peaceful resolution to the crisis. "He's going to press ahead with a war against Iraq no matter what," said Mark Wong an employee of a Hong Kong computer company. Eddie Tong, an insurance agent in...
  • Bush: It's time for action - President vows an end soon to Iraqi 'threat to America'

    03/07/2003 1:52:35 AM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 203+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | March 7, 2003 | By G. ROBERT HILLMAN / The Dallas Morning News
    Bush: It's time for action President vows an end soon to Iraqi 'threat to America' 03/07/2003 By G. ROBERT HILLMAN / The Dallas Morning News WASHINGTON - President Bush took the nation to the brink of war Thursday night, declaring that only a few more days of diplomacy remained for the United Nations to persuade Saddam Hussein to abandon all weapons of mass destruction. Acknowledging stiff resistance on the U.N. Security Council to a strike against Iraq, Mr. Bush said he was determined to seek a vote for a new U.S.-backed resolution that would surely lead to war. "It's...
  • Obstructionism by 'Axis of Weasel' Doesn't Faze Bush

    03/05/2003 11:33:36 AM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 6 replies · 205+ views
    NewsMax ^ | March 5, 2003 | NewsMax.com Wires and NewsMax.com
    Obstructionism by 'Axis of Weasel' Doesn't Faze BushNewsMax.com Wires and NewsMax.comWednesday, March 5, 2003WASHINGTON – President Bush remained confident today that a U.N. resolution seeking authorization for war against Iraq would pass even as the foreign ministers for France, Germany and Russia said they would stop the measure. "What you are observing is a fluid situation as different nations make different statements that all lead up to the one day which is the most important day, which is the day of the vote," said White House press secretary Ari Fleischer during his morning briefing with reporters. Foreign ministers for...
  • Texans plan peace rallies today - but recent poll finds strong support for Bush, Iraq stance

    03/05/2003 6:35:57 AM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 18 replies · 296+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | March 5, 2003 | By GROMER JEFFERS JR. / The Dallas Morning News
    Texans plan peace rallies today But recent poll finds strong support for Bush, Iraq stance 03/05/2003 By GROMER JEFFERS JR. / The Dallas Morning News War protesters throughout Texas are planning another round of peace rallies Wednesday as part of Books Not Bombs, a nationwide effort focusing on students. Last month, Texas protests attracted thousands. Local organizers hope to have a similar turnout Wednesday. "We made history trying to stop this unjust war on Feb. 15," said Sherry Bollenbacher, a Dallas anti-war organizer. "We must continue to act on our conscience. We must stop this war." However, the rallies...
  • Dallas council wary of Iraq vote - Dallas isn't likely to consider any anti-war resolution

    03/03/2003 3:28:21 AM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 16 replies · 228+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | March 3, 2003 | By GROMER JEFFERS JR. / The Dallas Morning News
    Dallas council wary of Iraq vote Dallas isn't likely to consider any anti-war resolution, members say 03/03/2003 By GROMER JEFFERS JR. / The Dallas Morning News Despite lobbying by leaders of the anti-war movement, members of the Dallas City Council say it's unlikely they will consider any resolution that opposes a war in Iraq. "It's inappropriate for us to venture into national issues," Dallas Mayor Laura Miller said. "We're not privy to inside information about whether or not we have a need to go." For several weeks, anti-war activists have urged the council to consider a peace resolution, but...
  • Thousands rally in support of Bush - Houston crowd hears pols, vets praise president's Iraq policies

    03/02/2003 12:01:02 PM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 32 replies · 273+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | March 2, 2003 | By ALLAN TURNER
    March 2, 2003, 12:03PM Thousands rally in support of Bush Downtown crowd hears politicians, veterans praise president's Iraq policies By ALLAN TURNER Copyright 2003 Houston Chronicle Cheering, chanting and waving flags, thousands jammed shoulder-to-shoulder into downtown Houston's Jones Plaza on Saturday to hear politicians, soldiers and entertainers praise God, America and President Bush's firm stand against Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. The ostensibly nonpartisan "Rally for America," sponsored by talk radio station KPRC, quickly turned into a spirited affirmation of Bush's policies. Speakers included House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Sugar Land; House Deputy Whip Kevin Brady, R-The Woodlands, and City Councilman...
  • Acting out - Hollywood antiwar sentiment is loud and clear. And so is the opposition

    02/28/2003 11:18:02 AM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 154 replies · 473+ views
    Philly.com ^ | February 20, 2003 | By Beth Gillin
    Posted on Thu, Feb. 20, 2003 Acting outHollywood antiwar sentiment is loud and clear. And so is the opposition.By Beth GillinInquirer Staff Writer AP photo Martin Sheen and James Cromwell turned out for Saturday's protest on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles. Celebrities do affect public opinion, media experts say. It's the largest outpouring of star-powered anti-war sentiment since the Vietnam War.Barbra Streisand, Martin Sheen, Jessica Lange, Spike Lee, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins, Martin Scorsese, Sean Penn, Robert Redford, Dustin Hoffman, Ossie Davis, Robert Altman.Some of the country's biggest stars are loudly against invading Iraq.Edward Norton, Tyne Daly, Danny Glover,...
  • Iraq to begin destroying missiles Saturday - Russia willing to veto U.N. resolution

    02/28/2003 4:48:42 AM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 7 replies · 222+ views
    Associated Press ^ | February 28, 2003 | Associated Press Staff
    Iraq to begin destroying missiles Saturday 02/28/2003 Associated Press UNITED NATIONS - Iraq signaled it will begin destroying its Al Samoud 2 missiles on Saturday as Russia's foreign minister warned his country is willing to veto a war resolution to preserve "international stability." Iraqi sources said Friday that the destruction of the missiles would begin despite grumbling by Baghdad officials who challenged claims that the missile's range violated U.N. limits. The U.N. Security Council is deeply divided over whether to support a U.S.-backed resolution that would authorize war in Iraq, or continue on the path of inspections as a...
  • Bush: A new Iraq to inspire freedom - critics of regime change say war will provoke radicalism

    02/27/2003 1:54:04 AM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 4 replies · 217+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | February 27, 2003 | By DAVID JACKSON / The Dallas Morning News
    Bush: A new Iraq to inspire freedom Critics of regime change say war will provoke radicalism 02/27/2003 By DAVID JACKSON / The Dallas Morning News WASHINGTON - President Bush said Wednesday that disarming Saddam Hussein would pave the way for democracy in Iraq and throughout the Middle East - no easy task, he acknowledged. "Stable and free nations do not breed the ideologies of murder," Mr. Bush said, adding that "a new regime in Iraq would serve as a dramatic and inspiring example of freedom for other nations of the region." Appearing at the annual dinner of the American...
  • Blair gives Saddam 'last chance' to disarm

    02/25/2003 7:09:59 AM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 20 replies · 238+ views
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | February 25, 2003 | Telegraph.co.uk Staff
    Blair gives Saddam 'last chance' to disarm(Filed: 25/02/2003) Saddam Hussein must provide "100 per cent" compliance with United Nations demands on disarmament if he is to avoid war, Tony Blair has told MPs.   Tony Blair, flanked by Jack Straw and Gordon Brown, addresses MPs "This time, Saddam must understand - now is the time for him to decide," the Prime Minister said in a Commons statement."Passive rather than active co-operation will not do. Co-operation on process but not on substance will not do. "Refusal to declare properly and fully what has happened to the unaccounted for weapons of...
  • Hussein calls for debate with Bush - Iraqi leader tells CBS anchor he won't destroy banned missiles

    02/25/2003 5:22:02 AM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 18 replies · 332+ views
    Associated Press ^ | February 25, 2003 | Associated Press Staff
    Hussein calls for debate with Bush Iraqi leader also tells CBS anchor he won't destroy banned missiles 02/25/2003 Associated Press BAGHDAD, Iraq - Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein on Monday challenged President Bush to an internationally televised debate and indicated that he did not intend to follow U.N. orders to destroy his al-Samoud 2 missiles. In an interview with CBS anchor Dan Rather, Mr. Hussein said he envisioned a live debate with Mr. Bush along the lines of those in a U.S. presidential campaign, CBS said on its Web site. Regarding chief U.N. weapons inspector Hans Blix's order that Iraq...