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Recent Bush Watch Features

"Surge" Op-Eds: Politex, Weiner, Ostroy, Velvel
Oil War, War Escalation, Somalia Death, Middle East Mess, Tom Paine, Bush Watch compilations

It Really Was About Oil: Bush Surge Aimed at Securing Iraqi Oil, Chris Floyd
The Manly Thing: The Seventies, Then and Now, Kent Southard
Should The Dem Party Be Eradicated? Dem Survey Suggests Party's Backing Dictator Bush, NYT Ed Shows Concern, by Politex, Parry, NYT Ed
Screw We The People: Bush Plan To Escalate Lost War = More War Dead (excerpt), Frank Rich
Op-Eds: Froomkin, Wokusch, Lendman, Jenkins, Uhler, Elich, Taylor, Hirschhorn, Hall, Ireland, Velvel, Kane
Marketing That Troop Surge In Iraq, Jerry Politex
Op-Eds: Miller, Wokusch, Samples, Floyd, Weiner, Partridge, Brasch
Top Cultural Experiences:
My Personal Best List of 2006, Jerry "Politex" Barrett
Top Ten: U.S. Political Events of 2006 , Jerry Politex
Read This: Rigged Elections By GOP? Is There Any Doubt? , Jerry Politex
Bush Theft: Dems Need To Save, Then Spend, Since GOP Will Just Squander Savings (excerpts), Paul Krugman

News Roundup

Forget Salmon: Bush ends ban on drilling oil in Alaska bay, AP
Iraq Hearings Offer First Debate of 2008 Presidential Campaign, Thomma
'Data Mining' May Implicate Innocent People in Search for Terrorists, Gordon
Plans for Border Fence Draw Renewed Scrutiny, Montgomery
SMU faculty queasy at prospect of Bush's presidential library on their campus, Blumenthal
White House global-warming deniers back down as 2006 registers record highs, Revkin
Dems schedule symbolic vote against Bush's brazen escalation in iraq, Zeleny and Hulse
Solid Dem 'hell no' forces Bush to drop renominations of rightwing operative judges, Lewis
OK, Speaker Pelosi and majority leader Harry Reid, let the swamp-draining begin!, Ed
House Dems begin to close security holes left gaping by ousted GOP machievellis, Lipton
We are paying for Chavez's Russian fighter jets with our gas-guzzlers, Ed
Billions for the rape of Iraq while New Orleans drowns in criminal neglect, Sothern
Disgraceful GOP scrooges say no minimum wage rise without tax cuts, Greenhouse
Life at $7.25 an Hour, David Finkel
Climate Experts Worry as 2006 Is Hottest Year on Record in U.S., Marc Kaufman
An Israeli Defense of Jimmy Carter
Gates Foundation: Money Clashes with Mission , Piller
We're generating intense hatred of America as we bomb innocent Somalis, Gettleman and Mazzetti
Poles anguished to find Roman Catholic hierarchy riddled with secret police, Smith

AFP - Wire stories

EU to launch new energy plan to ensure supplies
Bush to announce more US troops to Iraq in anticipated speech
Residents report new US raid in south Somalia, government denies
Opposition to launch non-stop protest ahead of Bangladesh polls
Basque extremists warn of new attacks
Belarus, Russia agree to compromise on oil pipeline, says Belarus

Common Dreams | News & Views

On Guantanamo Prison Camp's Fifth Birthday, New Pressure to Shut It Down
US Somali Air Strikes 'Kill Many'
Why is My Dad Far Away in That Place Called Guantanamo Bay? Young Boy's Plea ...
How Richest Fuel Global Warming - but Poorest Suffer Most from It
Carry on Flying, Says Blair - Science Will Save the Planet
Latin American Elites More Doubtful of US
More Subpoenas Come Down in Watada Case
Beverage Research Tied to Corporate Dollars

The Rest of Today's Bush Watch Daily Headlines Are Here:...mainstream ... united states ... canada ...england ...australia ...latin america ......europe ...middle east ... asia ... africa ... alternative...op-eds

Special: Oil War

UK: Iraq Poised to End Drought for Thirsting Oil Giants, Fortson
Bush ends ban on drilling oil in Alaska bay, AP

Special: The Bush Escalation

"Surge" Op-Eds: Politex, Weiner, Ostroy, Velvel
Bush's Speech May Be the Most Important of His Presidency, Hutcheson+Talev
With Iraq Speech, Bush to Pull Away From His Generals, Ricks
Surgin' Generals' Warning, Fine
Soldiers Doubt an Influx of American Troops Will Benefit Iraqi Army, Youssef
55% In CBS Survey Don't Think Increased Troop Levels Will Help Stabilize Baghdad, CBS/AP
Showdown on Bush's Iraq plan, Charles Pope
Kennedy warns Bush on Iraq troops, BBC
A surge too far, Editorial
Brooding prince's soliloquy, Robert Scheer
Iraq policy surgery, Editorial
Democrats feel liberals' antiwar heat, Janet Hook
Bush to request more troops, Maura Reynolds
Stopping the surge, Lehigh
Descent into hell: The War Tapes, a documentary of the Iraq War, Pilkington
Panetta: Why the Bush "Surge" Won't Work, Hirsh

Tom Andrews:
It’s Time for an American Surge To Stop the Bush War in Iraq
John Brown:
How the World Will See the Surge
Norman Solomon:
The Headless Horseman of the Apocalypse
Tom Hayden:
Presidential Campaign Launched in America with Ethnic Cleansing in Iraq
Doug Allen:
Nonviolent Civil Disobedience and Iraq

Special: Death in Somalia

Somalia: Bombing easier than reconstruction for US, Tisdall
Somalia tactic: Kill everything that moves and see who's left, Editorial
Somalia: Shooting into the jungle- 'you're just making more enemies', Rice
Somalia & Iraq: Compulsive gambler Bush fuels a new cold war, Freedland
Somalia needs reconstruction and diplomacy, not bombing, Black

Special: The Middle East

Lucky Arabs, D.C. and Tehran are under the rule of ignorant, belligerent presidents., DAH
Typical Abrams stuff: weapons and training for Fatah to defeat Hamas, Asia Times
Iraqi student: “I prefer to be illiterate than to die”, IRIN
Internal displacement in Iraq is beyond the capacity of humanitarian agencies, IRIN
Privatization of Turkish power grids postponed, Zaman
Muslims’ enemies attempting to foment sectarian strife , Tehran Times
President Ahmadinejad to set off on Latin American tour on Friday, IRNA
President Abbas; No Retreat from Early Elections If Unity Gov't Efforts Fail, IPC
Yes, There is Apartheid in Israel, Palestine Chronicle
A New Congress? Not When It Comes to Iran, Palestine Chronicle
Ethnic cleansing in Baghdad , Uruknet
100,000 mercenaries in Iraq the forgotten 'Surge', Uruknet
Israel's Purging of Palestinian Christians, Uruknet

Today's Alternative Special

Tom Paine

Did Saddam Die For Our Sins?, Lando
Surgin' Generals' Warning, Fine
Don't Buy Partisanship, Sirota


United States

New York Times

Moving ahead on stem cells, Ed
NY Gov Spitzer drops mean-spirited price gouging on prisoners' collect calls, Ed
Emissions-cutting, health care providing, wannabe pres Arnold sheds his croc suit, Steinhauer and Barringer
Effort to stabilize Baghdad is ripping it to shreds as 'insurgents' close in on Green Zone, Santora
Chavez rattles investors with plan to nationalize crucial areas of economy, Romero and Krauss
Bush tries to put the screws on Iran by blackballing major Iranian bank , Weisman

Washington Post

U.S. Airstrikes Back Troops in Baghdad Clash, Sudarsan Raghavan and Joshua Partlow
Document-Theft Probe Is Criticized, R. Jeffrey Smith

Christian Science Monitor

How will Bush sell his new Iraq plan to the public, Linda Feldman
US takes hunt for Al Qaeda to Somalia, Scott Baldauf and Mike Pflanz
When the lowest pay rises, what happens?, Mark Trumbull
Israeli documentary captures citizen reconciliation - and encourages more, Ilene R. Prusher
Security chief said no terror threat just before 7/7 attacks on London, Tom Regan

Boston Globe

A classic imperial predicament, Greenway
When the weatherman plays dumb, Collins
Beverage research tied to corporate dollars, Smith

Chicago Sun Times

Barechested Obama: 'Stop looking,', Sweet
Bush plan to send more troops to Iraq faces challenge, Flaherty

Los Angeles Times

1,000 troops strike heart of Baghdad, Louise Roug

San Francisco Chronicle

Bush to Send 20,000 More Troops to Iraq, AP


Toronto Star



Baghdad fighting 'kills dozens', BBC
Divisions in Iraq deepened by Saddam's death, BBC
US 'targets al-Qaeda' in Somalia, BBC
Russia says it was 'forced' into oil shutdown, BBC
US blacklists Iranian state bank, BBC
US Democrat's health is improving, BBC
Iran smog 'kills 3,600 in month', BBC
Iraqi voices: Escaping abroad, BBC
New unofficial Saddam film posted, BBC
Blair criticises way Saddam died, BBC
New EU path on climate and energy, BBC
Italy considers CIA kidnap trial, BBC
Indian village with surfeit of young Saddam Husseins, Amarnath Tewery, BBC


Games of Empires: What do Bush and cricket have in common?, Steele
Iraq: One last, desparate throw of the dice by Bush: legacy time, Editorial
Will misguided US foreign policy in Somalia now spill conflict over borders?, Lough
Climate change will devastate Europe, the EU predicts, McCarthy

Times Online

Latest 'Baghdad Plan' to crush insurgents: a matter of timing, Farrell
Can the crocodile kid bring back millions to Australia?, Lagan


ABC, news

Latin America

Mexican military convoy rolls into Pacific resort of Acapulco, IHT
Mexico's farm country has been overwhelmed by an influx of crops from the United States, Winston-Salem Journal
Mexican tortilla producers predict further price increases for country's food staple , San Diego UT
Wealthy Mexicans flee Tijuana for U.S. to escape kidnappings , AP
Female Oaxaca Detainees Sexually Abused, Prensa Latina
The Atlantic slave trade, slavery and reparations, Jamaica Observer
Ex-Colombian minister escapes after 6 years hostage, Reuters

Upside-Down World


Inter Press Service

Politics-US: Hardliner's Hardliner Led Bush's Iraq Review , Lobe
World Social Forum: From the Burkinabé Countryside to Italian Tomato Fields , Tiemtoré
Colombia: Released Telesur Reporter Fears for His Life , Vieira
Rights-US: Gitmo Detainees Mark Five Years in Limbo , Fisher
Environment-Chile: UV Radiation, the Dark Side of the Sun , Estrada
Challenges 2006-2007: Argentina’s (Economic) Growing Pains , Valente
Pakistan: By-election Test for Musharraf's Afghan Policy , Yusufzai

Radio Paris (WNN)

Der Spiegel

International Herald Tribune

Middle East


PM Olmert likely to face criminal probe in Bank Leumi sale, Yuval Yoaz
Fatah leader Dahlan to Haaretz: We proved to Hamas that Gaza is not theirs, Avi Issacharoff
MI chief: Al-Qaida militants sent to Lebanon to attack UNIFIL, Gideon Alon
Interior Min.: West Bank settler population grew by 6% in 2006, Shahar Ilan
Peace Index / Israelis know the price of peace, but are unwilling to pay it, Ephraim Yaar
Ehud Barak reborn?, Akiva Eldar

Al Jazeera

Fighting erupts in Mogadishu, Agencies
Dozens killed in Baghdad fighting, Al Jazeera
Hamas and Fatah clash in Gaza, Agencies

Arab News

US Planes Bomb Somalia, Agencies
Their world was blown apart by the devastating weaponry of a US AC-130 attack plane, Editorial
One Last Chance for Sanity in Iraq, Ramzy Baroud,
Reaching Across the Arab Israeli Divide: Part I, Salameh Nematt

Daily Star

Labor strike falls flat as few show up for protest, Hani M. Bathish
Senior Israeli officer takes swipe at UNIFIL, Nour Samaha
Saddam's brutality cannot be erased by more of the same, Editorial
Downtown Beirut: front line to the world, Rami G. Khouri


Daily Times

Pakistanis said captured in raid on Somalia's Islamists, DT
US tells China to reconsider Iran gas deal, DT
Canada offers aid to control Afghan border, DT


India objects to dam plans, awn
Religions, civilizations highlight new curriculum, Khawar Ghumman
High court condemns border mining, Dawn


New China. New crisis, Guardian Unlimited
US Cars May Soon Be Made in China, The Register-Guard
China-Taiwan Politics Spill into San Francisco, San Jose Mercury News
With $1-Trillion War Chest, China Could Be a Big Shopper, Economic Times
US Cautions China Over Reported Multibillion Dollar Gas Deal with Iran, International Herald Tribune
Filling North Korea's Bare Shelves, Asia Times
Electronics, Information Sector Set to Soar, Asia Times
China Braces for Rising Gas Prices , Asia Times

The Hindu, news
Asia Times, opinion


UK: UK Class Action Starts over Toxic Waste Dumped in Africa, Vidal

Mail and Guardian


Consortium News

Saddam's Well-Timed Execution, Parry
Iraq Debate Challenge to Dem Adviser, Budowsky


Puppet Kills Puppet, Ash
Forever Gitmo?, Fisher
Escalation Is Not the Answer, Sen. Kennedy
Witnesses at Guantanamo, Wright
CIA Fiasco, Le Monde Ed
What Al Gore Hasn't Told You About Global Warming, Morris
George Will and the Minimum Wage, Sandronsky
Life at America's Bottom Wage, Trumbull
Pelosi: What Difference Will a Woman Make?, Feldt


More bellicose than Bush: The Democrats and Iran , Frank
The inferno that is Iraq , Phillips
Israel's purging of Palestinian Christians , Cook
The Somalian labyrinth , Naylor

Drug Corp Watch

The Age of Autism: A New Environment, Dan Olmsted
My Adventures in Psychopharmacology, Gogo Lidz
Lilly's Legal Battle Over Zyprexa Documents Continues , Evelyn Pringle
Bayer Excuse for Hiding Trasylol Study Not Good Enough, Evelyn Pringle
Wiki Ordered to Remove Link to Drug Documents, Out-Law News
Drug Company Blames Layoffs on Generic Competition , John Stewart
Consumers and Pharmaceutical Companies Far Apart on Views of Pharma Industry, PRNewswire
Millions Of Prescribed Drugs Unapproved By FDA, Ginger Allen
FDA Committees Criticised by US Consumer Group , Pharma Times
Bad FDA Policy, SacBee

The Nation, opinion
Raw Story, news
Salon, opinion
Information Clearing House, opinion
Mother Jones, opinion
Alternet, opinion
Working For Change, opinion
Tom Paine, opinion
Democracy Now !, news
Daily Kos, opinion
In These Times, opinion
Huffington Post, news
Crooks and Liars, audio/video


25 Selected Columnists

Common Dreams

Jane Bright:
Letter From the Heart
Michael Klare:
Ominous Signs of a Wider War
Monica Collins:
When the Weatherman Plays Dumb
Pierre Tristam:
Speeches That Made a Nation: American Scriptures
Jesse Jackson:
Let Katrina Become Symbol of Revival
Daniel Masterson:
Connecting Dots of Climate Change is Bleak Business

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