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  • Wolfowitz: We ‘won’ the Iraq War

    08/07/2014 11:06:26 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 81 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/06/14 08:17 AM EDT | Kristina Wong
    Paul Wolfowitz, a former senior George W. Bush administration official and one of the chief Iraq War architects, said on Tuesday that the U.S. “won” the war in Iraq. When asked his thoughts about the current situation in Iraq and whether the war was a mistake, Wolfowitz replied, “We have won it—in 2009.” […] Iraq is now facing a terrorist insurgency from a Sunni extremist group, and critics blame the Obama administration for not working hard enough to secure an agreement. “I think we could have had one if we wanted it,” Wolfowitz said of the agreement. …
  • Buzzfeed Bureau Chief Posts Death Wish for Ambassador John Bolton, Other Conservatives

    06/17/2014 8:25:20 AM PDT · by kristinn · 14 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Tuesday, June 17, 2014 | Kristinn Taylor
    Buzzfeed D.C. Bureau Chief John R. Stanton posted a death wish on Twitter Tuesday morning for Ambassador John Bolton, reporter Judith Miller and former Bush 43 Pentagon official Paul Wolfowitz. Not just any death, a fiery death by conflagration. “Paul Wolfowitz, Judith Miller and John Bolton should start a 3 Doors Down cover band. and then die in a Great White style fire” Maybe the FBI should be notified of Stanton’s deadly feelings about former high ranking government officials and a fellow reporter?
  • Justice drops defense of Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz

    02/22/2011 9:44:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 60 replies
    politico ^ | 2/22/11 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    The Justice Department under President Barack Obama has quietly dropped its legal representation of more than a dozen Bush-era Pentagon and administration officials - including former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and aide Paul Wolfowitz - in a lawsuit by Al Qaeda operative Jose Padilla, who spent years behind bars without charges in conditions his lawyers compare to torture. Charles Miller, a Justice Department spokesman, confirmed Tuesday that the government has agreed to retain private lawyers for the officials, at a cost of up to $200 per hour. Miller said “conflicts concerns” prompted the decision. He did not elaborate. One private...
  • Scapegoats anyone?--Push to blame the Iraq war on "Jewish influence" sounds a familiar theme

    03/13/2003 4:49:57 AM PST · by SJackson · 16 replies · 678+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 3-13-03 | Jonathan S. Tobin
    Push to blame the Iraq war on "Jewish influence" sounds a familiar theme http://www.jewishworldreview.com | A few months ago, a great deal of tut-tutting and dignified outrage emanated from much of the civilized world over the broadcast of a series on Egyptian television which sought to dramatize the "truth" of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. But, as the debate over President Bush's rightful determination to pursue war against the Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein heats up, it looks like the dimwitted propagandists who write scripts for Egyptian potboilers have been sharing sources with prominent Washington pundits, leftist anti-war...
  • “This Is the FBI—Can We Talk?”

    01/18/2008 9:46:34 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 49 replies · 1,003+ views
    Washingtonian ^ | 01. Jan 2008 | Mark Matthews
    Keith Weissman and Steven Rosen Are PhDs and Middle East Experts Who Did Some Lobbying. They Thought They Were Doing What Washington Insiders Always Do. Thomas O’Donnell didn’t reveal his job when he phoned Keith Weissman in 2004 and got the policy analyst’s wife. He says he didn’t want to scare her. When Weissman returned the call and found out O’Donnell was an FBI agent, his first reaction was to attempt a joke: “What did I do?” “I’m sure you didn’t do anything,” O’Donnell told him. He wanted to meet that day, for five or ten minutes, and get Weissman’s...
  • Bush showed spine in naming Zoellick

    06/06/2007 4:42:32 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 3 replies · 636+ views
    The Times (U.K.) ^ | 06/07/07 | Irwin Stelzer
    Some good may yet come from the successful putsch by the staff of the World Bank against Paul Wolfowitz. A great deal of good, in fact. Not that we should cheer the ability of an overpaid staff, besotted with anti-war fervour, to zap its president, first by urging him to resolve personally the conflict created by his girlfriend’s employment at the bank, and then by attacking him for doing just that. But this cloud has more than one silver lining. The first is that it finally made President Bush realise that he has been too attentive to those who advise...
  • VP Dick Cheney Still Leads Hardline US Foreign Policy Team

    05/23/2007 4:21:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies · 636+ views
    NASDAQ ^ | May 21, 2007 | Tom Raum
    Most of the war hawks who stood with President George W. Bush on Iraq are gone or departing, leaving Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney increasingly without much company in trumpeting a steely resolve. And it is Cheney who stands out as the administration's foreign-policy heavy, as Bush combines his war rhetoric with overtures to Democrats who control Congress. Bush's top ally in Iraq, U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair, just paid a farewell U.S. visit. The supportive leaders of Spain and Italy are long gone. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld resigned under pressure. World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz - one of...
  • James Taranto Outs Himself (Again)

    05/22/2007 4:46:44 AM PDT · by theothercheek · 11 replies · 662+ views
    The Stiletto ^ | May 21, 2007 | The Stiletto
    In a classic example of misleading by omission, OpinionJournal.com editor James Taranto’s bio states, "He attended California State University, Northridge." In a commentary about Marilee Jones, who had lied to her bosses at Massachusetts Institute of Technology about her educational credentials for 28 years, Taranto belatedly fills in the blanks: I left high school after my sophomore year; and although I spent several years in college, I never bothered to graduate. Noting that "[b]y all accounts Marilee Jones did an excellent job," Taranto brushes aside the central issue in her dismissal - "[o]stensibly Ms. Jones was forced out because she...
  • Homework on Sandy Berger 'not yet in'(and "won't be in" any time soon.)

    05/16/2007 6:47:59 AM PDT · by kellynla · 12 replies · 814+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | May 16, 2007 | staff
    The "homework" being done in the White House on the issue of a polygraph for former White House insider Sandy Berger, who admitted taking classified documents from the National Archives and disposing of them, isn't finished, presidential spokesman Tony Snow told WND. Snow had promised a week earlier to check into the commitment made by Berger as part of a plea bargain to resolve criminal charges against him to submit to a polygraph, something that has yet to occur. Snow was responding to a follow-up question on the issue from Les Kinsolving, WND's correspondent at the White House. (Story continues...
  • A Case Against Cheney (Ultra Barf Alert!)

    05/02/2007 12:26:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies · 745+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | May 2, 2007 | Richard Cohen
    The resolution offered by the gentleman from Ohio reads sensibly. It alleges crimes high and low, misdemeanors galore -- all of them representing an effort to mislead the American people and take them into war. It is Dennis Kucinich's articles of impeachment directed at Dick Cheney. The vice president will, of course, deny being a liar. As long as Kucinich is at it, add that to the articles. The congressman's case is persuasive, although his remedy may be too radical. He calls for Cheney to be impeached by the House and tried by the Senate, just as Bill Clinton was...
  • Why Wolfowitz Should Stay

    05/01/2007 12:32:28 PM PDT · by dervish · 23 replies · 837+ views
    NY Times ^ | 5/1/07 | NUHU RIBADU
    FOR the past few weeks, the world has been riveted by the difficulties of Paul Wolfowitz, president of the World Bank, regarding a potential conflict of interest involving the salary of his partner, also a senior official there. With the bank’s board deliberating this week over how to handle the charges, the controversy now needlessly and regrettably threatens Mr. Wolfowitz’s presidency, which has been largely defined by his energetic support for a new Africa that is struggling to emerge. Over the last two years, Mr. Wolfowitz has effectively directed the bank’s energies toward fighting poverty and improving human life. He...
  • Iraqi Blowback — Explaining why Paul Wolfowitz is a travesty and Sandy Berger is a snooze.

    04/16/2007 5:59:46 AM PDT · by neverdem · 36 replies · 1,358+ views
    National Review Online ^ | April 16, 2007 | Victor Davis Hanson
    April 16, 2007, 6:00 a.m. Iraqi BlowbackExplaining why Paul Wolfowitz is a travesty and Sandy Berger is a snooze. By Victor Davis Hanson The resigned Scooter Libby did not leak Valerie Plame’s name, a fact known to a special prosecutor charged with finding out who did and if were a crime. After hours of testimony, he was found self-contradictory under oath (though self-contradictory hardly to the extent of a Joe Wilson who said and wrote things about his yellow-cake inquiries that could not be conceivably true), and now faces a possible prison sentence. Ditto the exemption given to the...
  • Democrats Target Pentagon Planning

    11/24/2003 3:19:36 PM PST · by Maria S · 8 replies · 581+ views
    Insight Magazine ^ | Nov. 24, 2003 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    The sordid tale now making the rounds in the "mainstream" press of a rogue Pentagon intelligence operation has all the elements of an urban legend: heavy breathing, a secret basement office "down by the ramp" and government officials who form a hidden alliance based on long-ago ties to an obscure but influential university guru. Only the work of a few good men with the courage to face up to this "cabal" - and a few crusader-journalists to help them - can make the demons scatter and scare the dark ones into the light. Or so the story goes on those...
  • Free trade for a better future (Paul Wolfowitz Op-Ed)

    12/13/2005 5:46:44 AM PST · by RWR8189 · 10 replies · 375+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 13, 2005 | Paul Wolfowitz
    THIS WEEK, trade ministers from 148 nations are gathering in Hong Kong for negotiations hosted by the World Trade Organization, the latest in the so-called Doha development round that started in Doha, Qatar, four years ago. The aim of these negotiations has been to liberalize trade — especially to open the world's richest markets to the world's poorest producers of goods and services. And the crucial issue in Hong Kong is agriculture. The world community can look back at 2005 with some pride when it comes to helping its poorest citizens. Commitments were made to double aid for African countries...
  • Iraq Made 11th-Hour Appeal to Avert War, Intermediaries Say

    11/05/2003 6:21:32 PM PST · by Brian S · 102 replies · 593+ views
    New York Times ^ | 11-05-03
    By JAMES RISEN WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 — As American soldiers massed on the Iraqi border in March and diplomats argued about war, an influential adviser to the Pentagon received a secret message from a Lebanese-American businessman: Saddam Hussein wanted to make a deal. Iraqi officials, including the chief of the Iraqi Intelligence Service, had told the businessman that they wanted Washington to know that Iraq no longer had weapons of mass destruction, and they offered to allow American troops and experts to conduct an independent search. They also offered to hand over a man accused of being involved in the...
  • Wolfowitz takes up World Bank job

    06/01/2005 7:43:35 AM PDT · by Valin · 8 replies · 302+ views
    BBC ^ | 6/1/05
    Paul Wolfowitz has marked his first day as the new head of the World Bank by reaffirming his plan to focus primarily on reducing poverty in Africa. In addition, he intends to tackle corruption and make poor countries feel more involved in the decision making process at the global lender. Mr Wolfowitz added that although Africa would be his main focus, he would not forget other developing regions. Some have attacked his appointment because of his role in the Iraq War. Previously the US Deputy Defence Secretary and a key "hawk" in George W Bush's administration, he was one of...
  • A man who has mattered - (superb George Will piece, praising Paul Wolfowitz)

    05/12/2005 7:48:46 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 1 replies · 423+ views
    TOWNHALL.COM ^ | MAY 12, 2005 | GEORGE WILL
    ``I can't tell you,'' Paul Wolfowitz says with justifiable asperity, ``how much I resent being called a Wilsonian.'' As he retires as deputy secretary of defense and becomes head of the World Bank, the man most responsible for the doctrinal justification of the Iraq War, and who has been characterized as representing Woodrow Wilson's utopian, rather than the realist, strain in American foreign policy, begs to differ. The question, he says, is who has been realistic for almost four decades. The sprouting of freedom through the fissures in the concrete of dictatorships began, he recalls, in Greece, Spain and Portugal...
  • The Visionary (Tales from the Wolfowitz era)

    05/05/2005 5:23:10 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 444+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | May 9, 2005 | Stephen F. Hayes
    IT WAS ONLY 7:15 a.m. on October 26, 2003, and Paul Wolfowitz was already thinking about Saddam Hussein. The deputy secretary of defense had been awake for just over an hour when he and two civilian Pentagon advisers walked into a large office for a briefing on electricity.Wolfowitz wasn't happy. The office was in one of Saddam's opulent palaces. Six months after the fall of Baghdad, there were still three-story busts of the former Iraqi leader perched atop the four corners of the massive structure. Virtually all of the images of the deposed dictator throughout Iraq had been defaced or...
  • Wolfowitz Approved as World Bank President

    03/31/2005 11:26:03 AM PST · by Dont Mention the War · 99 replies · 3,508+ views
    Associated Press | March 31, 2005
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  • On Wolfowitz, the left again humiliates itself

    03/27/2005 6:16:06 PM PST · by TheConservativeCitizen · 174+ views
    The Faithful Few ^ | 03-27-05 | DFV
    Never before in human history has a seemingly legitimate left-of-center political persuasion been so consistently and overtly opposed to the interests of the enslaved, the downtrodden, or the weak as are today’s Western Left. If one goes back to the Cold War when the left spent equal energy lying about communism’s crimes and attacking anti-communists, and combines that with today’s petulant and immoral rejection of human dignity and freedom, the 60 year history of the contemporary Western left wing is one of degeneracy unmatched by all but the most clearly loathsome evil regimes of the 20th century. Unmoved by their...
  • Secret memo from Paul Wolfowitz reveals neocon strategy for World Bank

    03/22/2005 6:53:07 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 4 replies · 1,495+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | March 28, 2005
  • Regime Change at the World Bank

    03/20/2005 6:03:23 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 2 replies · 324+ views
    American Enterprise Institute ^ | March 18, 2005 | Allan H. Meltzer
    President Bush's nomination of Paul Wolfowitz to lead the World Bank is an inspired choice. It suggests that the president's commitment to spreading democracy is not merely rhetorical. It shows also that he recognizes that democracy involves more than the ballot box. Institutional reforms that encourage development of markets, the rule of law, protection of human and property rights, and openness to trade -- all these sustain democracy by giving people opportunity, hope and higher living standards.Competitive markets and rule of law help to reduce corruption, a problem everywhere but especially acute in developing countries. World Bank estimates suggest...
  • Biden Backs Wolfowitz

    03/20/2005 2:48:40 PM PST · by wagglebee · 7 replies · 336+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 3/20/05 | Carl Limbacher
    Embattled Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz, nominated by President Bush to head the World Bank, has received some welcome support from an unlikely source, Democratic Sen. Joe Biden. Wolfowitz's nomination by Bush was greeted with disdain by much of Europe, Africa and Asia. But Biden, who is known in some circles as somewhat of a foreign policy wonk, thinks the Pentagon's second-in-command is a good pick. "I think it's a good choice," Biden told London's Sunday Herald newspaper. "He's a democracy builder. He's a nation builder, unlike [Defense Secretary Donald] Rumsfeld and others." Biden has been a regular critic of...
  • Christopher Hitchens & Tariq Ali debate the Iraq War - [Ali down...Ali down...Ali out!]

    02/15/2005 5:00:20 PM PST · by snarks_when_bored · 23 replies · 1,473+ views
    Arts & Opinion (Vol 4, No. 1, 2005) ^ | January/February, 2005 | (no author)
    CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS & TARIQ ALIdebate the Iraq War Tariq Ali is author of Bush in Babylon: The Recolonization of Iraq, and editor of the New Left Review. Christopher Hitchens's latest book is called, Blood, Class, and Empire: The Enduring Anglo-American Relationship. This interview is published with the permission of Democracy Now.* * * * * * * * * * AMY GOODMAN: We welcome you both to Democracy Now! Why don't we start off with Christopher Hitchens. Your assessment, Christopher, right now, of what's happening in Iraq. CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS: I think that the United States and coalition forces are not...
  • How conflicts between the Administration and the CIA marred the reporting on Iraq’s weapons.

    10/20/2003 5:34:06 AM PDT · by Gothmog · 51 replies · 4,434+ views
    The New Yorker ^ | 10/20/03 | Seymour Hersh
    Since midsummer, the Senate Intelligence Committee has been attempting to solve the biggest mystery of the Iraq war: the disparity between the Bush Administration’s prewar assessment of Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction and what has actually been discovered. The committee is concentrating on the last ten years’ worth of reports by the C.I.A. Preliminary findings, one intelligence official told me, are disquieting. “The intelligence community made all kinds of errors and handled things sloppily,” he said. The problems range from a lack of quality control to different agencies’ reporting contradictory assessments at the same time. One finding, the official went...
  • Journalist (Seymour Hersh): U.S. planning for possible attack on Iran.

    01/16/2005 8:17:42 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 71 replies · 3,078+ views
    CNN ^ | Jan. 16, 2005 | CNN
    The Bush administration has been carrying out secret reconnaissance missions to learn about nuclear, chemical and missile sites in Iran in preparation for possible airstrikes there, journalist Seymour Hersh said Sunday. The effort has been under way at least since last summer, Hersh said on CNN's "Late Edition." In an interview on the same program, White House Communications Director Dan Bartlett said the story was "riddled with inaccuracies." "I don't believe that some of the conclusions he's drawing are based on fact," Bartlett said. He said his information on Iran came from "inside" sources who divulged it in the hope...
  • As Liberals Torture America - (Isaiah Z. Sterrett, hot off the press!)

    01/12/2005 8:19:38 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 3 replies · 510+ views
    MENS NEWS DAILY.COM ^ | JANUARY 12, 2005 | ISAIAH Z. STERRETT
    SO THE TWO subjects in which Democrats are currently most interested are: (a) torture, and (b) the burning question of Abraham Lincoln’s sexuality. No joke. I guess this is what a liberal “agenda” looks like. Both the New York Times and Time magazine have spilled ink on the was-Lincoln-gay question, thus adding precisely nothing to substantive discourse. Liberals are still so depressed over Bush’s victory that they’ve resorted to mocking the only Republican they haven’t called stupid: the Great Emancipator himself. After Democrats lose again in 2008, I look forward to reading about Gerald Ford’s bedwetting problem. Somewhat improbably, the...
  • A DAY IN THE LIFE OF PRESIDENT BUSH (PHOTOS): 11.10.04

    11/10/2004 2:50:03 PM PST · by GretchenM · 105 replies · 2,952+ views
    yahoo.com, whitehouse.gov ^ | Wednesday November 10, 2004 | GretchenM
    President Bush met with NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer in the Oval Office, and nominated Alberto Gonzales, currently the White House counsel, to succeed John Ashcroft as US Attorney General. President's Veterans' Day Proclamation [Veterans' Day is tomorrow] Enjoy your visit to Sanity Island!
  • How Books Have Shaped U.S. Policy

    11/10/2004 8:37:08 AM PST · by HockeyPop · 13 replies · 1,190+ views
    The NY Times ^ | April 5, 2003 | Michiko Kakutani
    HEADLINE: CRITIC'S NOTEBOOK; How Books Have Shaped U.S. Policy BYLINE: By MICHIKO KAKUTANI BODY: President Bush has never been known as a bookworm. An instinctive politician who goes with his gut, he has usually left the heavy reading in the family to his wife, Laura, a former librarian. He is "often uncurious and as a result ill informed," his former speechwriter, David Frum, wrote in a memoir this year, adding that "conspicuous intelligence seemed actively unwelcome in the Bush White House." It is curious then that books by historians, philosophers and policy analysts have played a significant role in shaping...
  • French connection armed Saddam to the end French missiles brought down U.S. planes

    09/11/2004 11:18:14 PM PDT · by ETERNAL WARMING · 26 replies · 1,123+ views
    WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | Sep 12, 2004 | Bill Gertz
    French connection armed Saddam By Bill Gertz THE WASHINGTON TIMES The United States stood by for years as supposed allies helped its enemies obtain the world's most dangerous weapons, reveals Bill Gertz, defense and national security reporter for The Washington Times, in the new book "Treachery" (Crown Forum). In this excerpt, he details France's persistence in arming Saddam Hussein. First of three excerpts New intelligence revealing how long France continued to supply and arm Saddam Hussein's regime infuriated U.S. officials as the nation prepared for military action against Iraq. The intelligence reports showing French assistance to Saddam ongoing in the...
  • Web of Conspiracies. False rumors go from fringe staff go mainstream-again and again.

    05/18/2004 7:03:21 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 49 replies · 1,502+ views
    NRO ^ | May 18, 2004, 8:36 a.m. | Michael Rubin
    On May 13, 2004, Senator Edward Kennedy berated Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz at the Senate Armed Services Committee, condemning "disaster after disaster" in U.S. Iraq policy. Well before the Abu Ghraib revelations, Kennedy has sought to transform Iraqi freedom from a philosophical and strategic issue into a partisan debate, without regard either to reality or result. On April 6, Kennedy called Iraq "George Bush's Vietnam." On March 5, 2004, Senator Edward Kennedy, speaking before the Council on Foreign Relations, took the president to task for allegedly exaggerating the threat posed by Iraq: "The evidence so far leads to...
  • Paul Wolfowitz: The Road Map for A Sovereign Iraq

    06/08/2004 9:51:50 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 17 replies · 1,816+ views
    The Wall Street Journal Opinion Journal ^ | June 9, 2004 | Paul Wolfowitz
    Our plan for security and democracy after June 30. After a suicide car bombing killed Iraqi Interim Governing Council President Izzedine Salim and eight others on May 17, one Iraqi put that act of terror into a larger perspective for those who wonder if democracy can work in Iraq. His name is Omar, one of the new Iraqi "bloggers," and he wrote on his Web log: "We cannot … protect every single person, including our leaders and the higher officials who make favorite targets for the terrorists — but we can make their attempts go in vain by making our...
  • In the lair of the Wolf

    04/18/2004 5:34:38 PM PDT · by Valin · 3 replies · 107+ views
    The Australian ^ | 4/17/04 | Greg Sheridan
    IN the middle of the worst month for US forces in Iraq, with the city of Fallujah under siege, with rebel Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr grandly receiving envoys for negotiations, the US position in Iraq looks desperate, perhaps doomed. But there is a core of faith in the Bush administration - determination more than optimism, though irreducible optimism is a part of it - that the US-led coalition will prevail in Iraq. And I am sitting in the office of Optimism Central, here in the Pentagon where Paul Wolfowitz, the US Deputy Secretary of Defence, chief intellectual architect of the...
  • Ex-General to Oversee Guantanamo Trials

    12/30/2003 12:23:40 PM PST · by Dog · 6 replies · 192+ views
    AP ^ | Dec 30, 3:02 PM (ET) | By ROBERT BURNS
    Ex-General to Oversee Guantanamo Trials Dec 30, 3:02 PM (ET) By ROBERT BURNS WASHINGTON (AP) - A retired Army general will oversee military tribunals for suspected terrorists held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, including approving charges, the Pentagon said Tuesday. Chosen for the job was John D. Altenburg, Jr., who retired as a two-star general in 2002. His last military assignment was assistant judge advocate general for the Department of the Army. None of the 660 suspected terrorists held at Guantanamo Bay has been charged, and although the Pentagon has not said when it expects to begin military trials, the first...
  • Iraq reconstruction on hold

    12/29/2003 12:49:32 PM PST · by bdeaner · 5 replies · 237+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 12/29/03 | Robert Novak
    Iraq reconstruction on hold December 29, 2003BY ROBERT NOVAK SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST Advertisement A pall was cast over Christmas for disappointed U.S. government civilians in Baghdad when they received word two weeks ago that the $18.6 billion for Iraq's reconstruction rushed through Congress in November was indefinitely on hold. They have been told not to issue ''requests for proposal,'' which surely will extend the promised Feb. 1 date for contract awards.No announcement of the slowdown has been made, though the Pentagon has confirmed published reports. The closely held decision to hold up the process was made in Washington, with no explanation...
  • Bush's WMD Interception Initiative 'Accelerating'

    12/18/2003 12:32:29 PM PST · by bdeaner · 13 replies · 104+ views
    CBS News ^ | 12/18/03 | Patrick Goodenough
    Bush's WMD Interception Initiative 'Accelerating' By Patrick Goodenough CNSNews.com Pacific Rim Bureau Chief December 18, 2003 Pacific Rim Bureau (CNSNews.com) - President Bush's initiative aimed at intercepting and seizing non-conventional weapons in transit is steadily winning more international support, with another five countries in Asia and the West joining the original line-up of 11. Two days of talks on the Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) in Washington ended with participating nations agreeing to hold six more joint exercises during the first half of next year. Joining the 11-nation core group at the "operational experts" meeting were Turkey, Singapore, Canada, Denmark and...
  • Terrorists Will Not Drive Wedge Between U.S.-Turkey

    11/21/2003 6:07:55 AM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 6 replies · 169+ views
    DoD - American Forces Press Service ^ | Nov. 20, 2003 | Jim Garamone
    Terrorists Will Not Drive Wedge Between U.S.-Turkey By Jim GaramoneAmerican Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2003 – Terrorist attacks in Istanbul will not drive a wedge between the United States and Turkey, but will draw them closer together, said Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz today. Attacks against Jewish temples in Istanbul on Nov. 15 and against the British Consulate and a British bank today, killed at least 45 people and wounded at least 700. Turkish officials said al Qaeda took credit for the Nov. 15 attacks. Wolfowitz and the Turkish Deputy Chief of Defense Gen. Ilker Basbug talked...
  • Vision of the neocons stays fixed on making hard choices

    09/27/2003 6:47:53 AM PDT · by Valin · 3 replies · 170+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 9/23/03 | Oliver Burkeman
    Every Tuesday morning during the Iraq war Washington's opinion-makers and journalists knew there was only one place to be: at the "black-coffee briefings" held at the American Enterprise Institute, a fortress-like building on M and 17th streets, opposite the main offices of the National Geographic magazine. Technically, AEI is a thinktank. More than that, though, it is the headquarters of the intellectual movement known as neoconservatism. Its staff includes famous names such as Richard Perle, Irving Kristol and Newt Gingrich. The magazine Weekly Standard, the neocon bible, is published at the same address. Black coffee was not strictly compulsory at...
  • Wolfowitz: 'We should have trained more Iraqis'

    09/26/2003 7:13:42 AM PDT · by SJackson · 249+ views
    Jersualem Post ^ | 9-26-03 | JANINE ZACHARIA
    The US should have trained more Iraqi forces before the start of the military campaign to oust Saddam Hussein, US Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz says. In a broad, pre-Rosh Hashana interview in his Pentagon office with The Jerusalem Post, Wolfowitz, 58, reflected on the difficulties the US has encountered in Iraq since the fall of Saddam, some of the overlooked successes, and what it was like to be booed at an Israel solidarity rally in Washington. He predicted that Iraqi weapons of mass destruction would be located, that the transition to democracy in Iraq would be lengthy, and...
  • Prepared Statement for the Senate Armed Services Committee: Helping Win the War on Terror

    09/09/2003 2:33:07 PM PDT · by Hipixs · 12 replies · 1,499+ views
    Dept of Defense ^ | 9/9/03 | PAUL WOLFOWITZ
    By Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, September 9, 2003. Mr. Chairman and Members of the Committee: One of the things that is most important for troops facing danger on the front lines is the knowledge that their dedication and sacrifice is appreciated by the people of America. On behalf of the men and women who serve our country so faithfully and so well, let me begin by expressing thanks to Congress for the bipartisan support that you give our armed forces. The enemy are people who show no mercy toward women or children. They are...
  • Support Our Troops

    09/02/2003 11:27:29 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 113+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | Wednesday, September 3, 2003 | By Paul Wolfowitz
    Support Our TroopsBy Paul WolfowitzWall Street Journal | September 2, 2003 When terrorists exploded a bomb outside a shrine in Najaf last week, they killed scores of Muslims who had gathered for prayers--including one of Iraq's foremost Shiite leaders, who had been playing a key role in stabilizing post-Saddam Iraq. Similarly, when a bomb detonated in the U.N. headquarters in Baghdad recently, those killed and injured were innocent men and women--including Iraqis--who were engaged in the humanitarian mission of rebuilding Iraq. But those victims weren't the only targets. Terrorists were aiming a blow at something they hate even more--the prospect...
  • War Against Terror Is Being Fought – And Won – In Iraq [Wolfowitz]

    09/02/2003 4:26:42 PM PDT · by Ex-Dem · 4 replies · 216+ views
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-3-03 | Paul Wolfowitz
    By Paul Wolfowitz (Filed: 03/09/2003) When terrorists exploded a bomb outside a shrine in Najaf last week, they killed scores of Muslims who had gathered for prayers - including one of Iraq's foremost Shi'ite leaders, who had been playing a key role in stabilising post-Saddam Iraq. Similarly, when a bomb detonated in the UN headquarters in Baghdad recently, those killed and injured were innocent men and women - including Iraqis - who were engaged in the humanitarian mission of rebuilding Iraq. But those victims weren't the only targets. Terrorists were aiming a blow at something they hate even more -...
  • PAUL WOLFOWITZ: Support Our Troops

    09/02/2003 6:48:40 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 1 replies · 154+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Tuesday, September 2, 2003 | PAUL WOLFOWITZ
    <p>When terrorists exploded a bomb outside a shrine in Najaf last week, they killed scores of Muslims who had gathered for prayers -- including one of Iraq's foremost Shiite leaders, who had been playing a key role in stabilizing post-Saddam Iraq. Similarly, when a bomb detonated in the U.N. headquarters in Baghdad recently, those killed and injured were innocent men and women -- including Iraqis -- who were engaged in the humanitarian mission of rebuilding Iraq.</p>
  • Why We Must Support the Troops

    09/02/2003 12:55:37 AM PDT · by kattracks · 14 replies · 272+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | 9/02/03 | Paul Wolfowitz
    When terrorists exploded a bomb outside a shrine in Najaf last week, they killed scores of Muslims who had gathered for prayers--including one of Iraq's foremost Shiite leaders, who had been playing a key role in stabilizing post-Saddam Iraq. Similarly, when a bomb detonated in the U.N. headquarters in Baghdad recently, those killed and injured were innocent men and women--including Iraqis--who were engaged in the humanitarian mission of rebuilding Iraq. But those victims weren't the only targets. Terrorists were aiming a blow at something they hate even more--the prospect of a country freed from their control and moving to...
  • Bush's Iraq Policies Are A Failure

    08/23/2003 5:49:20 AM PDT · by johnny7 · 20 replies · 204+ views
    The Hartford Courant | E.J. Dionne
    <p>Can we now please admit that the Bush administration's policies in Iraq are a terrible failure?</p> <p>The terrorist truck bomb that blew up the U.N. headquarters in Baghdad this week also blew up the pretensions of an arrogant strategy that assumed the United States could do nation-building on the cheap. It was an approach that assumed we needed little support from traditional allies, only a limited number of American troops and relatively modest expenditures to rebuild a shattered country.</p>
  • 'MEET THE PRESS' LISTINGS 7/27/03 - Paul Wolfowitz, Bob Graham, Porter Goss, Shelby, Pelosi

    07/25/2003 3:01:41 PM PDT · by Timesink · 2 replies · 324+ views
    NBC News | July 25, 2003
    ------------------------------------------------------ NBC Meet The Press ------------------------------------------------------ 'MEET THE PRESS WITH TIM RUSSERT' Sunday Listings Paul Wolfowitz, Bob Graham, Porter Goss, Richard Shelby, Nancy Pelosi To Appear as Guests on "Meet the Press" Sunday, July 27, 2003 Paul Wolfowitz, Deputy Secretary of Defense will appear on this Sunday's edition of "Meet the Press with Tim Russert" to discuss his recent trip to Iraq, the search for weapons of mass destruction, and the hunt for Saddam Hussein. Then, in an exclusive interview, all four leaders of the Joint Intelligence Committee's inquiry into the Sept. 11th attacks will come together to discuss...
  • Administration tilts at windmills with its misadventure in Iraq (<i><b>BARF ALERT!!!</i></b>)

    07/19/2003 7:10:06 PM PDT · by Carthago delenda est · 14 replies · 422+ views
    Newsday ^ | July 18, 2003 | James P. Pinkerton
    One day, this Iraq War will be thought of as the Intellectuals' War. That is, it was a war conceived of by people who possessed more books than common sense, let alone actual military experience. Disregarding prudence, precedent and honesty, they went off - or, more precisely, sent others off - tilting at windmills in Iraq, chasing after illusions of Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction and false hope about Iraqi enthusiasm for Americanism, and hoping that reality would somehow catch up with their theory. The problem, of course, is that wars are more about bloodletting than book-learning. Tilting at...
  • U.K. Guardian Newspaper has its own "Raines" Problem

    06/07/2003 3:56:25 PM PDT · by Timeout · 9 replies · 159+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 6/7/03 | Ian Mayes, Readers' editor
    An incredible correction: A nasty slip on Iraqi oilOn Wednesday, journalists on the Guardian's website were alerted to a story running in the German press, in which the US deputy defence secretary, Paul Wolfowitz, was said to have admitted, in effect, that oil was the main reason for the war in Iraq. The German sources were found, translated, and at 4.30pm that day a story sourced to them was posted on the website under the heading, "Wolfowitz: Iraq war was about oil". Mr Wolfowitz, in fact, had said nothing of the kind, as a deluge of email, most of it...
  • Corrections and clarifications (Offical Guardian Retraction of Wolfowitz "It's All About Oil" Lie)

    06/05/2003 1:34:51 PM PDT · by Dont Mention the War · 15 replies · 286+ views
    The Guardian ^ | June 5, 2003
    Corrections and clarificationsThursday June 5, 2003A report which was posted on our website on June 4 under the heading "Wolfowitz: Iraq war was about oil" misconstrued remarks made by the US deputy defence secretary, Paul Wolfowitz, making it appear that he had said that oil was the main reason for going to war in Iraq. He did not say that. He said, according to the Department of Defence website, "The ... difference between North Korea and Iraq is that we had virtually no economic options with Iraq because the country floats on a sea of oil. In the case of...
  • Wolfowitz: Iraq war was about oil (RUH ROH!!)

    06/04/2003 9:29:17 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 198 replies · 555+ views
    Oil was the main reason for military action against Iraq, a leading White House hawk has claimed, confirming the worst fears of those opposed to the US-led war. The US deputy defence secretary, Paul Wolfowitz - who has already undermined Tony Blair's position over weapons of mass destruction (WMD) by describing them as a "bureaucratic" excuse for war - has now gone further by claiming the real motive was that Iraq is "swimming" in oil. The latest comments were made by Mr Wolfowitz in an address to delegates at an Asian security summit in Singapore at the weekend, and reported...