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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

Op-Eds: Fisher, Partridge, Wokusch, Miller, Pringle, Fisher, Collins, Ostroy, Jones, Weiner, Kane
Oil War, Libby Lie Trial, Iraq Disaster, Counterpunch, Bush Watch compilations

The Bush 1% "Surge" Economic snapshot for January, 2007, Christian E. Weller
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

Doomsday clock: Nuclear threat to the world is rising, Cornwell
Gonzales forces top prosecutors out replacing them with "better" Bush people, Johnston
Lawmakers' Lobbying Spouses Avoid Hill Reforms, John Solomon
Boxer's question over war's 'personal price' resonates with women, AP
Is the barrage of X-rays planned for us by airport security profiteers actually safe?, Ed
The Census Bureau must end the prison windfall that distorts our political process, Ed
Obama is definitely in for 2008, Zeleny
Another chance for Gore?, Lehigh
A man for our times -- Chuck Hagel, Robert Scheer
What's next -- war with Iran?, Greenway
China’s “only interest” in Latinamerica is finite resources, Merco Press
U.S. guns pour into Mexico,
Chirac's diplomatic strategy in disarray as French trip to Iran is cancelled, Sciolino
Moscow confirms Iran missiles sale, AP
Taliban using Pakistan peace deal, AP
Israeli general resigns over war with Hezbollah, Myre
Global warming is radically changing Greenland's coastline, Rudolf
Specials: Oil War, Libby Lie Trial, Iraq Disaster, Counterpunch, Bush Watch compilations

AFP - Wire stories

Merkel warns of 'historic mistake' over EU constitution
US defence secretary "sympathetic" to Afghanistan troop needs
Israeli army chief resigns over Lebanon war
Philippines says most important Abu Sayyaf leader slain
Somali MPs sack influential speaker
Airbus warns on 2006 profits, prepares fightback
Oil prices hold below 52 dollars

Common Dreams | News & Views

Washington Trial Forces Cheney into the Spotlight
US Defense Secretary: Iran Target of US Gulf Military Moves
Service Members Join War Protest
U.N. Officials Question Iraq's Rough Justice
Charging Towards the Big Melt

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

Iraqis Will Never Accept This Sellout to the Oil Corporations, Mahdi
Democrats drying up oil industry tax breaks, Richard Simon
Energy Policy: Not as cozy for oil, Editorial

Special: Liby Lie Trial

The NYT violins are throbbing for Scooter Libby, Shane
CIA leak case may reveal inner workings of the White House, BBC
Libby's lawyers dismiss jurors who understand criminality of this administration, Lewis

Special: Bush Iraq Disaster

With friends like PM al-Maliki who needs bloodthirsty, revenge-mad insurgents?, Ed
Bombings Kill 60 at University In Baghdad, Joshua Partlow
Few Iraqis are able to find sanctuary within the U.S., Nicole Gaouette
Supersizing In Iraq: At what cost?, Editorial
Baghdad Suffered Its Worst Day of Carnage in More Than a Month, Fadel+Obeid
Troops Add Their Voices to Chorus Calling for Reversal of Iraq policy, Schoof
The UN counts more than 34,000 Iraqi deaths by violence in 2006 alone, Tavernise
Rice wrings a qualified statement of support from our Gulf allies, Shanker
Viciousness/incompetence of Saddam hangings inflames Middle East , Slackman
Bush says vile executions show al-Maliki has 'got some maturation to do', Rutenberg

Today's Alternative Special


Attacking Iran: What's in it for Bush? , Roberts
Obama and the Middle East: The next big bamboozler , Frank
Why time is not on Bush's side , Spinney
Towards oil at $200 a barrel , Lindorff


United States

New York Times

Another perspective or jihad TV?, Pearl

Washington Post

Civilian Pilots Provide Target Practice, Mary Beth Sheridan
Vast Data Collection Plan Faces Big Delay, Ellen Nakashima
Jurors Questioned About War, Memory as Libby Trial Opens, Carol D. Leonnig and Amy Goldstein

Christian Science Monitor

Much buzz, many questions over Barack Obama's bid, Linda Feldmann
New quest in British politics: public happiness, Mark Rice-Oxley
Why is Egypt airing insurgent TV from Iraq?, Sarah Gauch
EU proposes new door for legal immigration , Daniela Gerson

Boston Globe

Better oversight of contractors, Burman + Kelman

Chicago Tribune

Obama begins White House bid, CT
U.S. officials say Taliban attacks surge, Burns
Bombing at Baghdad University Kills 65, four U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq, Gamel
Obama takes first step in White House bid, Parsons

Los Angeles Times

Flaking out, Editorial
70 killed in Baghdad university bombings, Borzou Daragahi
Israeli general resigns over criticism of war in Lebanon, AP

San Francisco Chronicle

Warming (Cartoon), Mark Fiore
Kuwait Tells U.S. to Talk to Iran, Syria, AP
Deadly Day in Iraq Leaves 109 Dead, AP


Barack Obama Could Kick Off Presidential Campaign in Lincoln’s footsteps, Thomma
Merkel May Ease Diplomatic Tension Between Germany, U.S., Schofield


The Toronto Star

'Green' Harper a ploy: Dion, Rob Ferguson
Dion unveils 'green' platform, CP
Obama begins possible run for president, Beth Gorham
McGuinty pitches trade ties with India, Ian Urquhart
War haunts Clinton's campaign, Tim Harper
Somalia silences Canadian voices, Olivia Ward
Iraq hangings spark outrage, Borzou Daragahi
Canadians flying to U.S. need passport next week, Beth Gorham
65 dead in Iraq university blast, AP
34,000 Iraqis killed in '06: UN, AP
Iraq: Bush `surge' plan far too little, far too late, Richard Gwyn
Harper can help U.S. take fresh look at Cuba, James Travers
Harper has fiscal gap solution: Report, Staff
We must heed nature's needs, or we risk losing it all, Cameron Smith
As votes near, Charest and Harper camps get cozy, Sean Gordon

CBC News

Tories' plan for equalization changes provokes backlash, Staff
Canada can get rich by going green, Dion says, Staff
Arab states voice support for Bush's Iraq stategy, Staff
France's Elephant candidate in the corner, David Common
Action and overreaction in America, Heather Mallick
Spread of AIDS to children slowing, but picture bleak: UNICEF, Staff
Afghan border too porous, U.S. defence chief complains, Staff
Iran's president faces growing domestic criticism, Staff
Obama makes his move, Henry Champ
Judge in CIA leak case questions potential jurors, Staff
Ecuador's new leader has no kind words for U.S., Staff
Harper to deal with fiscal imbalance in budget: report, Staff
U.S. rule limits accounts for some Canadians: Royal Bank, Staff


Can Duceppe, Boisclair find common cause fighting global warming, Gohier
US commander wants to extend combat tours in Afghanistan, Robert Burns
Ottawa accused of 'sacrificing' western resources for Quebec in equalization, Graham
Dion outlines economy, environment, social justice as Liberal priorities, Oliveria
Emerson: Canada lagging other developed countries in trade with China, CP
Flurry of green energy announcements expected over the coming days, Bueckert
Tax rewards for green behaviour a hot idea with voters: new poll, Bueckert

Globe and Mail

NATO says Taliban commander captured, AP
Ottawa aims to rebuild frayed ties with China, York, Chase
Bank of Canada bets on U.S. recovery, Heather Scoffield
Dion says social justice, environment among priorities, CP
Can this man be the next U.S. president?, Alan Freeman



UN death toll: 34,452 civilians killed in Iraq during 2006, BBC
Double bombing at Baghdad university kills at least 70, BBC
In pictures: Baghdad blasts, BBC
Spain seek US soldier's arrest for death of camerman in Iraq war, BBC
Saudi support for US Iraq plans, BBC
UN 'should take lead on climate', Laura Trevelyan, BBC
Obama steps into White House race, BBC
Plan to protect some of the world's 'weirdest' endangered species, BBC


Obama rising as Hillary faces strong challenges, Goldenberg
BAE bosses named as corruption suspects in arms deals, Leigh


Israel's Foreign Ministry knew of secret talks with Syria, MacIntyre
Lockstep: al-Maliki and White House say UN Iraqi death toll number 'too high', Sengupta
Olmert to be investigated for role in bank privatization, Lavie
Israel and Syria: a deal that will have to be done: US support unlikely, Editorial
The Poodle may send more UK troops to Afghanistan, Brown
Far Right group in disarray as EU Parliament seeks to end funding and power, Castle

Times Online

Israel-Syria secret talks: Could a tourist park bring peace?, Sharrock
Israeli armed forces chief quits over Lebanon conflict failures, Sharrock
Criminal investigation for Olmert- indictment would mean resignation, Sharrock
Detectives face stand-off over Litvinenko murder, Halpin
Blair will not to gently into that good night of oblivion, Treneman


ABC, news

Latin America

Mexico Releases Austerity Policy, Prensa Latina
Mexican Feds urged to guarantee safety for Oaxaca political prisoners, Prensa Latina
Corn prices surge to 10-year high, BBC
Costa Rica to Nix CAFTA-DR, Prensa Latina
Cuba keeps lid on details of Castro's health, Caribbean NN
Ecuador Turns Left, Prensa Latina
Brazil's Own One Drop Rule, Brazzil

Upside-Down World


Inter Press Service

World Social Forum: Latin America Longing for Another World , González
Politics: U.N. Move to Downgrade Disarmament Triggers Protests , Deen
Ecuador: Correa, Another Bolivarian Socialist , Lucas
Politics: Bush's New Iran Policy - No Evidence for IED Charge , Porter
Iraq: Anything But a Happy New Year , Salih
South Asia: Indo-Pakistan Ties Set to Improve - Slowly , Bidwai
Nepal: Parliament Opens Doors to Maoists , Logan

Radio Paris (WNN)

Der Spiegel

International Herald Tribune

Middle East


IDF Chief of Staff Dan Halutz announces his resignation, Amos Harel
Halutz resignation spurs calls for Olmert, Peretz to quit too, staff
Complainant in the rape case against President Katsav said she fears for her life, Roni Singer-Heruti
U.S. officials: Cheney was kept in the loop on Israel-Syria talks, Akiva Eldar
IDF removes 44 dirt barriers from West Bank villages, Amos Harel
How to obtain nuclear weapons without infuriating the world, Yossi Melman
The denial / Assassination of a peace initiative, Akiva Eldar
The army's tail is wagging the dog, Gideon Samet

Al Jazeera

Head of Israeli military resigns, Agencies
Scores killed in Baghdad university, Al Jazeera
Olmert to face corruption probe, Al Jazeera
UN: 34,000 Iraqis killed in 2006, Agencies

Arab News

Kingdom Backs US Iraq Plan, Raid Qusti
Hamas Denies Gaza Tunnels Dug to Kill Fatah Leaders, Hisham Abu Taha
Condoleezza Rice: Re-Engagement?, Editorial

Lebanon Daily Star

US, Saudi Arabia back Moussa's Lebanon plan, staff
Italian peacekeepers mount campaign to increase awareness of cluster bombs, Mohammed Zaatari
Many believe the US is making the world more dangerous, Editorial
Beware of 'sectarianism' in Palestine, Akram Baker



Feds Work to Revive Stalled Relationship with China, Globe and Mail
Russia, China Veto UN Resolution on Burma, Journal of Turkish Weekly
China Stock Feeding Frenzy: Don't Get Bitten, Asia Times
Chinese Eye Pakistan's Real Estate, Asia Times


Gasoline, diesel prices cut, Khaleeq Kiani
Pakistan Airline sacks 150 employees, Baqir Sajjad Syed
Effective screening ordered on Afghan border, Dawn
Railways told to upgrade, Ihtasham ul Haque
Afghan refugees feel alienated, Gloria Caleb
Nepal Maoists join government, Dawn

The Hindu, news
Asia Times, opinion


Mail and Guardian


World Socialist Web

White House propaganda campaign: Bush, Cheney smear opponents of US war in Iraq, Martin
Military, CIA prying into Americans' financial records, Walsh


US: Lockheed Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Cummings
US: US Charges Oil-For Ffood Chief , Masters+Turner

Drug Corp Watch

Zyprexa Judge Decides Which Journalists Have First Amendment Rights, Evelyn Pringle
New Pharmaceutical Services Company - Senopsys - Makes Pharmaceuticals More Palatable , Nicole L. Cottrill
Court Orders Review of Vioxx Class Suit , Linda A. Johnson
Drug Firm Paid for MP's Forum, Book, Annabel Stafford and Katharine Murphy
Injunction Latest Snag in FDA Pedigree Fiasco, Anna Lewcock
Omrix Rises as FDA Tries to Restrict Mad-Cow Disease, Shira Horesh
FDA Bars GE From Making X-Ray Machines, AP
The Bush Administration's FDA, Evelyn Pringle
FDA Proposes Labeling Changes to Over-the-Counter Pain Relievers, Pharmaceutical Processing
Directing FDA’s Database, Mike May

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

Marie Cocco:
Resolving to End the War
Paul Campos:
Not Just Wrong, but All Wrong
Courtney Martin:
'Fake' News is a Bogus Feel-Good
Michael Winship:
Media Reform: Arming the Lambs
Ken Caldeira:
When Being Green Raises the Heat
Jesse Jackson:
America's Global Role Costs Us at Home
Pierre Tristam:
Sen. Boxer Right: Personal Price of the War Paid by Few Americans
Michael Copps:
Chance to Speak on Media Control
John Nichols:
Cheney is Longtime Bad News for US
Joseph Galloway:
Hoping for a Miracle, against All the Evidence
International Herald Tribune:
Energy Time: It's Not about Something for Everyone
Stephen Zunes:
Somalia as a Military Target

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