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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

The Bush 1% "Surge" Economic snapshot for January, 2007, Christian E. Weller
Specials: Going Bankrupt, Killing For Oil, MLK Comment, Israel Watch, Tom Paine, Bush Watch compilations

Patriot McCain? Two Reasons More Americans Will Die In Iraq:
Republicans and Democrats (excerpts)
, Frank Rich

Bush "Surge" Speech: Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd, with Jerry Politex
Politex News Wire: The U.S. War Against Iran (edited news), Dan Froomkin
Analysis: The U.S. War Against Iran, Jerry Politex
Attack On Iran: Hardball Post-Speech Transcript Redacted, Transcript and Politex
Attack On Iran: Scarborough Country' for Jan. 10, 11 p.m., Transcript
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
"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
Redwashed: Marketing That Troop Surge In Iraq, Jerry Politex
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

News Roundup

Dupe or operative? Interiors facilitator 'loses' billions in taxes owed by oil & gas, Andrews
Bush's troop 'surge' shapes 2008 race, Linda Feldmann
Another GOP senator bites the dust: Colorado's Allard won't run in 2008, Zeleny
Dems seek the middle on social issues, Toner
Drug Benefit: Negotiated pricing, Editorial
Expecting Bush to go green is like putting a pusher in charge of drug rehabilitation, Ed
The shadowy world of Bushco outsourcing is a boil that needs the Waxman lance, Ed
A rifle in every pot, Reynolds
51% of women now living without spouse", Roberts
Shantytown is both a protest and a symbol of Miami's growing housing crisis, Rivera
Political theater awaited at Libby trial, Richard B. Schmitt
The Concord Coalition: Peddling ideological mischief dressed up as bipartisan reform, Kuttner
UN agency: In sharp rise, 34,452 civilians killed in Iraq last year, ap
US and UK itching to provoke war with Iran, Beeston
Tattered road map: no optimism for Condi's latest 'plan', Sharrock
Israel's 'invisible hand' still controls Gaza, says Israeli human rights report, Sharrock
India: Wal-Mart walks in, Frontline
Asian states sign key energy deal , BBC
Poland: Our own authoritarian dictator points to the collaborator's dilemma, Schmemann
Castro reportedly in 'grave' condition, AP
Specials: Going Bankrupt, Killing For Oil, MLK Comment, Israel Watch, Tom Paine, Bush Watch compilations

AFP - Wire stories

Rice to push Iraq plan in the Gulf
UN and Europe condemn execution of Saddam aides
Pakistan destroys militant camps near Afghan border
US defence secretary to meet Afghan leader
Trial of accused Islamist bombers continues in London
China must cool exports to ease trade frictions, minister says
MI6 disputes government claim in BAE corruption inquiry

Common Dreams | News & Views

Bush Administration Leaving out Important Details on Iraq
US War Costs are Hitting Historic Proportions
EU Warns US Bombing Escalates Somalia Violence
Jane Fonda Wraps up Media Reform Conference in Memphis
Tasers under Fire after Two Men Die
US under Fire in Mideast over Iraq Plan



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: U.S. Going Bankrupt

How US is deferring war costs, Ron Scherer -
How (and Why) China Loans Bush Money For Iraq War, Washington Post
The Bush 1% "Surge" Economic snapshot for January, 2007, Christian E. Weller


Special: Killing For Oil Profit

US-controlled Iraqi government prepares to seize control of the oil, Mahdi
US armed forces are being turned into a 'global oil protection service', Asia Times
U.N. Ambassador's Oily Past, Bennis
Dupe or operative? Interiors facilitator 'loses' billions in taxes owed by oil & gas, Andrews
All of the billions spent on Iraq flow from tax-payers to US corporations, Asia Times
The 'demonization' of Muslims and the battle for oil , Tehran Times


Special: MLK Comments

King died fighting for labor and a living wage, Dreier
An unrealized dream of justice, Carroll
MLK principles of social justice and non-violence needed now more than ever , Goodman
More than civil rights, ED

Ira Chernus:
MLK’S Guide for Antiwar Activists
John Nichols:
Dr. King and the Media


Special: Israel Watch: Haaretz

Has the war with Iran already started?, Shmuel Rosner
Israelis, Syrians reach secret understandings, Akiva Eldar
Syria denies Haaretz report as 'completely false', staff
Law not enforced with regard to Hebron settlers, Amos Harel
Being ashamed of the Hebron settlers is not enough, Editorial
While talking peace, state issues tender for new settlement housing, Nadav Shragai


Today's Alternative Special

Tom Paine

Driving The Hearse Blindfolded, Dubro
U.N. Ambassador's Oily Past, Bennis
Destabilizing The Horn of Africa, Lone


Mainstream

United States

New York Times

Grotesque decapitation by hanging makes us look uglier throughout ME, Burns
Rice cuts the proselytizing; US so hated, our support undermines any government it touches , Slackman
Britain tries 6 in bomb plot that fizzled, Cowell
Bush operative Def Sec Robert Gates taunts Iran, Cloud
We can't save the planet just by planting trees, Caldeira
Success of Chechen amnesty plan is contested, Chivers
Has Bush succeeded at anything at all in his presidency? S. Korean talks stall, Sang-Hun

Washington Post

Rice Announces 3-Way Talks on Palestinian State, Glenn Kessler
Humor Article Leads to Conviction of 2 in Morocco, Craig Whitlock
Iraqi Hangings Bring More Denunciations, Joshua Partlow and Muhanned Saif Aldin
Trial Opens in London Transit Bombing Plot, Kevin Sullivan and Karla Adam
Some at Guantanamo Mark 5 Years in Limbo, Carol D. Leonnig and Julie Tate

Christian Science Monitor

Is Iran driving new Saudi diplomacy?, Nicholas Blanford
Israel buzzes over notion of attacking Iran, Ilene Prusher -
In Spain, bitter rift over fighting terror, Geoff Pingree and Lisa Abend

Boston Globe

Mustering the courage to end war, Mann
Cheney defends reviews of Americans' bank data, BG

Chicago Tribune

Through Libby, a glimpse into Bush team, Apuzzo + Sniffen
Iran leader courts ally in Nicaragua, Carl
To serve, protect, perhaps deport , Keilman

Los Angeles Times

Sliming the defense, Editorial
Iraq edges closer to Iran, with or without the U.S, Louise Roug

San Francisco Chronicle

Too many -- or too few lawyers?, Editorial
Iraq refugee crisis exploding , Carolyn Lochhead
Pelosi takes on Bush's troop surge, Carla Marinucci

McClatchy

Residents Say Snipers Are Firing at Random on Haifa Street, Youssef+Obeid
Senate to Debate Ethics Rules on Corporate Jet Travel, Recio
Rice to Preside over Meeting with Israelis, Palestinians, Strobel+Nissenbaum

Canada

Toronto Star

England

BBC

Saddam Hussein's top aides hanged, BBC
No 'quick fix' for Bush Iraq plan, BBC
US House backs Medicare drug bill, BBC
Egypt backs US strategy on Iraq, BBC
Iran demands nationals' release by US military, BBC
Six accused of London bomb plot, BBC
Major UK department store chain unveils carbon-neutral target, BBC

Guardian

US rejects Iranian olive branch: 'We're not leaving Iraq' Gates says, Borger
MI6 says security not in danger in Blair's shoddy Saudi deal, Leigh
Germany moves to outlaw Holocaust denial in Europe, Traynor

Independent

British troops may leave within a year, says Iraqi Vice-President, Penketh
Grisly scene as head of Saddam aide ripped off, Cockburn
Gypsy-haters, homophobes, anti-semites, etc.: the EU's new political force, Castle
Cheney out of the bunker in Libby trial; no matter, Bush will pardon Libby, Cornwell

Times Online

Sunni outrage as executioners bungle hanging of Saddam's brother, Farrell
Background to Iraqi hangings: the renowned British executioner, Brown

Australia

ABC News: Breaking Stories

Somali Govt lifts media ban
Judge criticised after dismissing assault charge
Up to 7 homes lost in Vic blaze
Much of Victoria still without power
Man jailed over Brisbane dog attack
Fiji swears in new Chief Justice
Man jailed over roadside sexual assault
Crews struggle to control spot fires

Latin America

Spotlighting Soft-Power in the US domination of Latin America, NACLA
American and American style convenience stores booming in Mexico, El Universal
Calderon launched a national program aimed at creating jobs for young people, El Universal
Mayas´ opinions on ´Apocalypto´ vary widely, El Universal
The clash of market forces and democracy, El Universal
Mexican Obrador Denounces Dependence on US, Prensa Latina
Iran Invests in Nicaragua, Prensa Latina
Nicaragua: Evidence of widespread corruption within Bolaños administration, nicanet
Another U.S. government theft of Cuban funds frozen in that country, Periodico 26
Posada Carriles Case: the moment of truth has arrived , Periodico 26
Another state of emergency?, Jamaica Observer
Vieques, Puerto Rico, a U.S. aerial weapons testing ground for over 50 years, NACLA
Colombian attacks kill 11, confirm rebel strength, Reuters
Ecuador's new president sworn in, Al Jazeera
New president Correa: Ecuador Joins the Great South American Nation , Prensa Latina
Venezuela’s Chavez Guest of Honor at Ecuadorian President’s Symbolic Inauguration, Venezuelanalysis
Mision Vuelvan Caras - Changing Lives in Venezuela, Venezuelanalysis
Venezuela Hopes to Link Gas with CentAm, Prensa Latina
It's All a Matter of Class Not Color, Say Brazilians. Just Another Myth!, Brazzil
Chilean support for “progressive” regimes in the region, Merco Press
Bolivian pro-government protests overwhelm opposition, Al Jazeera

Upside-Down World

Europe

Inter Press Service

Politics: Western View of U.N. Vote on Burma a Hogwash , Deen
Politics: U.N. Officials Question Iraq's Rough Justice , Rizvi
Lebanon: Which Way Lies Democracy , Saberi
Challenges 2006-2007: Charging Towards the Big Melt , Leahy
South-East Asia: The Maid Will Check the New ASEAN Charter , Macan-Markar
South Asia: India Abandons the Raj Approach to Neighbours , Bidwai

Radio Paris (WNN)

Der Spiegel

International Herald Tribune

Middle East

Al Jazeera

Rice gets backing for Iraq plan, Agencies
Somalia orders crackdown on media, Agencies
US to hunt foreign networks in Iraq, Agencies

Middle East

Three-Way Middle East Summit Planned, Arab News
Remaining Bint Jbeil residents determined to stick around, Daily Star
Why Lebanon is such a mess - and how it can be cleaned up, Daily Star
Use of torture only increases animosity and hatred, MET
Neo-cons quickly recover to resume the policy of extremism, Dar Al Hayat
Iraq: Anbar province plagued by violence, IRIN
Disease alert after Baghdad's sewage system collapses, IRIN
Turkey Ponders Cross-border Operation Against Kurds in Northern Iraq, Zaman
Ayatollah Khamenei: Promoters of discord are neither Shia nor Sunni, Tehran Times
Iran, Nicaragua agree to strengthen ties , Tehran Times
Western dictatorial powers blocking Iran's path to progress, IRNA
Three Residents Wounded In Israeli Attack to Raze Land for Apartheid Wall, IPC+ Agencies
Furore over Execution Continues Unabated, Uruknet

Asia

Daily Times

Musharraf debunks US claim on terrorist, DT
Morocco jails journalists over Islam jokes., DT
India claims progress on border issues, DT
Govt. to block madrassa's funds, Naveed Siddiqui
Ahamdinejad contacts Saudi king over nuclear program, DT

Dawn

More work needed to solve Kashmir situation, Qudssia Akhlaque
Atomic Energy Commission officials kidnapped, Abdul Sami Paracha
Pakistan-China plan border conservation, Zulfiqar Ali
Code of ethics prepared for Islamabad, Syed Irfan Raza

China

As China Dawns, Must Korea Dim?, Chosun Ilbo
Foreign Investment in China Rebounds, China Daily
In City Ban, a Sign of Wealth and Its Discontents, New York Times
Land Grab Leaves Farmers Bereft, AFP

India

Pak. launches aerial attack on militant hideouts, 30 killed, The Hindu
EU draft report on Kashmir critical of Pak, The Times of India
'Debate farm component of deal with U.S.', The Hindu
Five more farmers commit suicide, Deccan Herald
Madhya Pradesh has India's most malnourished kids, Hindustan Times
Women ‘boot’ Tata team out, Deccan Herald
Singur row brims over, Deccan Herald
Indian drugs to be 50 times expensive, Deccan Herald
Forest Rights Bill: Survival at stake, Frontline
Brinda Karat interview: `Fatwa raj is over', Frontline
Forest Rights Bill: For lasting rights, Frontline
Project Growth, Frontline
Forest Rights bill: Two cheers, Frontline
Poverty politics, Frontline
Land alienation, Frontline
The other Goa, Frontline
Lankan military asks fleeing LTTE to surrender, The Hindu
Sri Lanka: He symbolised hope, Frontline
Sri Lanka: That sinking feeling, Frontline
Torture chambers used by LTTE found: Defense Ministry, The Hindu
Iraqi officials resist plans of more troops, The Hindu
At least 55 people found dead in Iraq, Hindustan Times
Fratricide in Palestine, Frontline
Hugo Chavez, Ahmadinezad make common cause, The Hindu
Iran: New dynamics, Frontline
Japan: Diluting pacifism, Frontline
China and over-production, Frontline
Outsourcing TV licensing to India: UK workers to strike, Hindustan TImes
US: No time to talk, Hindustan Times

Asia Times, opinion

Africa

Challenges 2006-2007: Poverty in Botswana Persists Despite Growth , Konopo

Mail and Guardian


Alternative

Drug Corp Watch

The Bush Administration's FDA, Evelyn Pringle
AIDS Drug Company Abbott Laboratories Inflates Prices to Reap More Profits, John Peter Daly
The Teflon Deception Continues, Dr. Joseph Mercola
Calif. Governor Proposes Universal Health Plan, Jessica Fraser
TeenScreen - The Last Straw, Doyle Mills
FDA Overhaul Needed to Quell Drug Threat, XTVWorld
Drug Industry, FDA User-Fee Deal Fails to Fix Drug Safety Crisis, Consumers Union

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

James Carroll:
An Unrealized Dream of Justice
Joan Chittister:
Try to Remember: The Dilemma is a Human One
Beth Quinn:
Mistakes Were Made, but There Is No Mistaker
Danny Schechter:
What Next for Media Reform?
Matthew Rothschild:
Chris Wallace Softballs Dick Cheney
Chris Hedges:
War of Shadows
George Lakoff:
Framing, Death, and Democracy
Michael Klare:
Is Energo-Fascism in Your Future?


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