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Thursday, January 11, 2007


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Iraq Is Lost: Bob Herbert, Frank Rich, Jerry Politex, Matthew Parris, Patrick Cockburn, Paul Craig Roberts, Robert Shetterly, Antony T. Sullivan, Joe Galloway, Mark Morford, James Carroll, John Graham, W. Patrick Lang and Ray McGovern, Cokie Roberts and Steven V. Roberts, Eugene Robinson, Gary Olson, Tariq Ali, ...


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All of Today's 150+ Bush Watch Headlines Are Here [scroll down if archived]:... news roundup... specials... united states ... canada ...england ...australia ...latin america ......europe ...middle east ... asia ... africa ... alternative...op-eds

Recent Bush Watch Features

Politex News Wire: The Bush Terrorist Speech, Jerry Politex
The Bush "Surge": Bush and Neocons "willing to see more Americans killed" to save reps, Walter C. Uhler
Sexual Innuendo Edition: The Bush "Surge" Plan, Garlic Inerviews
Specials: Bush Speech, Bush African War, The Nation, Bush Watch compilations

"Surge" Op-Eds: Politex, Weiner, Ostroy, Velvel
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
Redwashed:
Marketing That Troop Surge In Iraq, Jerry Politex
KILLER DECISION: "FIRST WE SENT AMERICANS TO THEIR DEATHS FOR YOUR LIE, MR. BUSH, NOW WE ARE SENDING THEM TO THEIR DEATHS FOR YOUR EGO." transcript (video above), KEITH OLBERMANN
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

Bush Speech A Failure: "Nothing Ahead But Even Greater Disaster", NYT Ed
Report: U.S. Troops Raid Iranian Consulate in Iraq, WP
Bush takes war to Iran, Syria, Australian
Democrats Aim to Block Funds for Bush War Escalation, Balz
'Gated communities' planned for Baghdad, Julian E. Barnes
Bush's tax cuts have forced America to its knees before his god: Mammon, Ed
This storm of violence and crime could finish New Orleans off, Nossiter
House Passes Increase in Minimum Wage to $7.25, Jonathan Weisman
Raising the minimum wage fuels the economy from the grass roots up, Egan
Activists to march on Guantanamo to demand its closure, BBC
Democrats preferred by Canadians, poll suggests, CP
China Stock Market Tops $1 Trillion in Value on Rally, Listings, Bloomberg
How Washington learned to stop worrying and love India's bomb, Ashton B. Carter
Moyers Blames Theocons, Corporations For Bush Anti-Environment Policies, Vegh
Chrysler blasts climate change 'hysteria', Steve Schifferes, BBC
Kyoto accord needed because problem is global, Richard Gwyn
Tofu Will Make You Gay!, Mark Morford
Specials: Bush Speech, Bush African War, The Nation, Bush Watch compilations

AFP - Wire stories

Bush and aides to sell Iraq plan to a skeptical public
Somali elders say about 100 killed in US, Ethiopian air strikes
Ethiopian ex-dictator Mengistu sentenced to life for genocide
Debris found in search for missing Indonesian plane
Afghan, NATO forces kill up to 150 militants
Russia resumes pumping oil to Europe
China's currency breaks key barrier after walloping rise in surplus

Common Dreams | News & Views

Democrats Risk Antiwar Wrath if They Waver on Iraq Exit
Soldiers Doubt an Influx of American Troops Will Benefit Iraqi Army
Bush to Face Street Protests over Iraq Escalation Plan
YouTube User Spurs Iraq War Dialogue
GE Crops Slow to Gain Global Acceptance
Record Warmth (Again) in 2006
Hardliner's Hardliner Led Bush's Iraq Review



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: Bush's Surge Speech

Bush’s Address to Nation on U.S. Policy in Iraq, Transcript
Bush to Add 20,000 Troops In an Effort to Stabilize Iraq, Michael Abramowitz and Robin Wright
Intensified Combat on Streets Likely, Thomas E. Ricks and Ann Scott Tyson
Democrats Aim to Block Funds for Plan, Jonathan Weisman and Dan Balz
Chastened Bush admits responsibility for Iraq failure, Goldenberg
If he were declared insane could we get him out? His plan: 20,000 more targets plus $5.6 billiion, Sanger
The last thing Iraq needs is more occupying troops to affront the suffering people, Tavernise and Burns
20,000 new US troops will just be swallowed up by the 6,000,000 angry Baghdadis, Gordon
Iran & Iraq share Much; it will take more than George Bush to separate them, Cooper and Mazzetti
If Americans had their way, Bush would be out ,not making more bloody sandpies in Iraq, Stolberg
Will unified Congressional condemnation actually be able to stop Bush?, Zeleny
In defiance of 2006 vote, Bush will escalate Iraq war, WSWS
Into the graveyard of Iraq, Bush sends 21,000 more soldiers, Robert Fisk
Muqtada al-Sadr: The man who holds Iraq's future in his hands, Cockburn
Bush's wildly optimistic goal is for Iraqis to take charge by November, Cornwell
US General to imitate Brits' 'softly-softly' style in Iraq, Reid
Even the optimists fear Bush plan will produce worst possible outcome, Baker
Defiance and delusion: the Iraq nightmare will continue, Editorial
Echoes of Vietnam in latest Bush troop boost, BBC
Once more unto the breech: Agincourt --Iraq ain't!, Tisdall
Iraq: America's patience is not 'inexhaustible'-- but what then?, MacAskill
Bush's final throw of dice to pacify Iraq, MacAskill
Bush and the Triumph of Death, Bell
Bush Outlines New Tactics for Iraq, But Faces Big Obstacles, Douglas+Hutcheson
Democrats Oppose the President's Plan to Add Troops to Iraq , Schoof+Talev


Special: African War Continues

Airstrikes Continue in Somalia, Pentagon Admits "Limited Involvement", Bengali
US denies southern Somali attacks, BBC
Nowhere to hide: Islamists retreat as air strikes continue, Karen Allen, BBC
Air strikes on Somalia: A new stage in Washington's illegal 'terror' war, Marsden


Today's Alternative Special

The Nation: Top Stories

Surge Into A Quagmire
John Nichols deconstructs the President's pitch for an ill-advised program of integrating US and Iraqi military units with no attempts to engage the rest of the troubled region. Even GOP stalwart Ollie North says it won't work.

Troops in Peril
Nicholas von Hoffman writes that the surge is Bush's last throw of the dice. If it fails, he may decimate an exhausted Army and leave the nation without reserves.

Dems: Now What?
Ari Berman writes that Bush may be clueless on Iraq, but the Democrats are not. They have the constitutional power to strike back at Bush's proposal. But will they do it?

Politics: Tax the Rich, End the War
Nicholas von Hoffman proposes a Victory Over Terror tax on the superrich to expire once our troops are home.

Politics: A Democratic Anomaly
John Nichols writes that when senators leave office, voters should choose their replacements.

Books & the Arts: Tillie Olsen: 1912-2007
John Leonard remembers the great feminist, activist and writer of short fiction in whose work memory, history, poetry and prophecy converge.

Books & the Arts: Hurricane Carter
Henry Siegman writes that Jimmy Carter has been vilified for saying things about the occupation in his new book that appear regularly in Israeli newspapers.


Mainstream

United States

New York Times

Schools are institutionalizing mass body hysteria with intrusive weight checks, Ed
Are we such unevolved barbarians that we need 'kill ratios' to solve problems?, Trussoni
Eau de New York City, Ed
Nobody wants to be a city manager , Blumenthal
Where was Condoleeza while NM Gov Richardson was sorting out Sudan?, Polgreen
Thank heavens there is some decent parenting going on out there, Roberts

Washington Post News

On Stem Cell Legislation, a Reprise With Twists, Rick Weiss

Christian Science Monitor

Is US Army blocking use of Israel's anti-RPG weapons in Iraq?, Tom Regan
California plans major carbon cut in its gasoline, Daniel B. Wood
Fighter jet signals China's military advances, Peter Ford
Resolve undimmed, Bush presses case to shore up Iraq, Peter Grier

Boston Globe

Fourth-term rhetoric, ED
Surge could push troops to the breaking point, Williams
Filling up on sweetened research, Jackson
Switch eyed in rail deaths, Mishra + Mac Daniel
Short list emerges for top job at Harvard, Bombardieri + Sacchetti
Democrats step up battle over troops, Klein + Milligan

Chicago Tribune

Bush faces tough job to sell war strategy , Silva
House passes 9/11 panel measures, Zuckman

Los Angeles Times

The last way forward, Editorial
A voice from Gitmo's darkness, Jumah al-Dossari
Bush commits 21,500 more troops, Maura Reynolds
House OKs hike in minimum wage, Richard Simon
99 civilians killed across Iraq, Louise Roug

San Francisco Chronicle

Waiting for Bush to save the day, Debra Saunders
BUSH’S NEW PLAN FOR IRAQ , Matthew Stannard
Schwarzenegger's balancing act of spending and cuts, Lynda Gledhill

Seattle Post Intelligencer

Iraq War: Grave reality, Editorial
Global warming, warring and warning, Amy Goodman
Global warming to cost us, Dan Richman
House votes to raise federal minimum wage, AP
Soldier's father offers to trade himself for son, AP

McClatchy

Git-Mo: 5 Years After Detainees' Arrival, Policy Questions Remain, Rosenberg

Canada

Toronto Star

Bush set to step up war, Tim Harper
Iraqi PM al-Maliki issues ultimatum to militants, AP
Baird offers olive branch to NDP, Bruce Campion-Smith
U.S. jets join Baghdad battle, Staff
Canada balks at Pakistani mining plan, Staff
U.S. attack in Somalia stirs fears, Tim Harper
U.S. strike killed 8 terror suspects: Ethiopian PM, AP
Phillipine soldiers kill leader of Al Qaeda-linked militant group, Reuters
'Socialism or death,' Chavez swears, AP
Passport plan has Tourism Toronto worried, Tara Perkins
Shaky Afghan progress, Ed.
What Bush needs to say tonight [Should have said?], Ed.
Harper lacks urgency on climate change, Ed.
Introduce carbon dioxide credits, Ed.

CBC News

Sending more troops will 'hasten' their return home: Bush, Staff
Venezuela's Chavez sworn in again, vows 'socialism or death', Staff
Foreign Affairs probes Canadian connections to Somali fighting, Staff
Surging troops, surging violence, Henry Champ
U.S. legislators introduce bills to legalize Rx from Canada, Beth Gorham
Ethiopian leader: US air strike targeted 20 high-level Islamic militants, AP
Interactive Map - World in conflict, Staff
Canadian medic brings compassionate approach in Afghanistan, Bill Graveland
US House passes minimum wage to US$7.25 over 26 months, AP
Winter storm batters the West, Staff
Foreign Affairs probes Canadian connections to Somali fighting, Staff

England

BBC

Echoes of Vietnam in latest Bush troop boost, BBC
Iraq exodus: Refugees seek safety abroad from sectarian violence, David Loyn, BBC
Eight dead in fresh Iraq violence, BBC
Iran smog 'kills 3,600 in month', BBC
China fails environment targets, BBC
EU plans 'industrial revolution' to cut greenhouse gases by 20%, BBC

Guardian

Poland reckons with Catholic Church and Communist past, Ash

Australia

ABC, news

Latin America

Upside-Down World

Europe

Inter Press Service

Bolivia: No Solution in Sight to Unrest in Cochabamba , Chávez
Mexico: Unprecedented Anti-Drug Trafficking Offensive , Cevallos
Politics: Unprecedented Activism Has Little Impact in Darfur , Sandrasagra
Rights: Italy Leads Campaign Against Death Penalty , Zaccaro
Europe: A Statue Speaks Another Language , Godoy
Challenges 2006-2007: The Struggle Continues for Mozambican Women , Ayisi
Fiji : Restoring Economy - Priority for Interim Gov't , Singh

Radio Paris (WNN)

Der Spiegel

International Herald Tribune

Middle East

Haaretz

Daily Star

Asia

Daily Times

Musharraf: Sectarianism danger to all Muslims, DT
Spectre of Sunni-Shia clash in US, DT
Biometric screening tried at Pak-Afghan border, DT
India may ease movement limitations for Pakistani diplomats, Iftikhar Gilani

China

China 'Reassures' Olmert on Iran, BBC News
China Reports First Human Bird Flu Case of 2007 , CBC News
US Should Not Interfere in China's Energy Deals, Shanghai Daily
Mainland Set to Overtake Hong Kong in IPOs, Asia Times
Large-Plane Project Set for Takeoff, Asia Times

The Hindu, news
Asia Times, opinion

Africa

Backstory: Are Niger's giraffes a fading spot on the horizon?, Jennifer Margulis -

Mail and Guardian


Alternative

Drug Corp Watch

FTC Sues Makers of Diet Pills for False Claims; Ignores Big Pharma's False Claims, Jessica Fraser
House to Introduce Medicare Drug Cost Bill, UPI
FDA Urges Drug Makers to Repeat Studies Done by MDS, Unsatisfied with Review, Romina Maurino
FDA Runs Protection Racket For Big Pharma, Evelyn Pringle
FDA Control of Tobacco to be Proposed Again , Vinnee Tong
FDA Calls for Public Comment on Cloned Meat, NPR
Meat and Dairy Industry Warned to stay Clone-Free, Scoop

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


Op-Eds

25 Selected Columnists

Common Dreams

Frida Berrigan:
Raptors, Robots, and Rods from God: The Nightmare Weaponry of Our Future
Joanna Garritano:
US Health Care Puts Profit over People
Carl Conetta:
A Troop Surge Can’t Win a Victory from a Bad Decision for War
Pico Iyer:
Truly, It’s a Surprisingly Hopeful World
Ira Chernus:
Why Bush Fights: It's the Morality Stupid
Joseph Galloway:
Continuing the Flight from Reality
Derrick Jackson:
Filling up on Sweetened Research
Ted Rall:
Politics as a Spectator Sport
Robert Scheer:
Brooding Prince’s Soliloquy


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