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Thursday, January 25, 2007

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Recent Bush Watch Features

Hagel Anti-Surge Resolution: Americans Die In Defense Of No-Show "Democracy" (transcript), Hagel
Warner Anti-Surge Resolution: Senators Want To Talk Politics, Not Strategy (excerpts), Maureen Dowd
Specials: Health Care Scam, Anti-War Resolution, State of Disunion, Dem Prez Race, Oil War, AlterNet, Bush Watch compilations

State of the Union Speech: Bush Bull About Economy Rejected By Dems (transcript), Jim Webb
Killing America: Bush SOTU Health Plan Completes One-Two Punch Against The Non-Wealthy, Politex
Killing America: Bush Health Care Plan Rewards Wealthy, Penalizes Workers [excerpts] , Paul Krugman
Killing America: Up To Half U.S. Credit Card Bankruptcies Health-Driven [excerpts], Bob Herbert
Clueless: Bush Knows Little About The State Of The Union, Tarri Hall
Addendum: Hey, What About Books?, Jerry Politex
Sick Puppy Watch: Bush's Idea Of "Sacrifice" for Iraq War: Watching TV, PBS News Transcript
Sacrifice? How The American People Will Pay For Bush's Ego-Driven Fantasy (excerpt), Paul Krugman
American Idol: Don't You Wish You Had A President, Just Like Me? Jerry Politex
Birthright: Fantasy Life In The 'Burbs and In Bush, Kent Southard
Op-Eds: Fisher, Partridge, Wokusch, Miller, Pringle, Fisher, Collins, Ostroy, Jones, Weiner, Kane
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

News Roundup

Taking Peace Mandate to Washington, Nat Parry
Bush's War on the Republic, Robert Parry
No Longer Leader of the Free World, Budowsky
Congress must collar Gonzales and stop his crooked purge of honest prosecutors, Ed
Recent improvement in the budget is 'the calm before the storm' , Andrews
Sen Kennedy says Bush's No Child proposals 'circumvent state law', Schemo
Puppetmaster: Cheney Increasingly on the Defensive, Hutcheson
White House spiders struggle in their own web of deceit, Johnston and Rutenberg
Parade of ex-officials testify against Libby who says they all have bad memories, Lewis
Concerned Over Its Reputation, University Holds Meeting on Bush Library , Matthew C. Wright
Gore Truth Too Inconvenient For Raptured Parent, Blaine Harden
Court Rejects R-Senator's Bid To Eliminate Fish Agency, Blaine Harden
Carter wins applause at Brandeis; "Not that far apart," says Dershowitz, Abel + Vaznis
Fearing civil strife, Hezbollah stops short of toppling Lebanese government, Bakri
Mayor of militia stronghold, Sadr City offers terms to avoid fight, Tavernise
Pakistan faults Afghans for Taliban woes on border, Bennhold and Landler
China Soon to Be World's Biggest Internet User, Guardian Unlimited
Specials: Health Care Scam, Anti-War Resolution, State of Disunion, Dem Prez Race, Oil War, AlterNet, Bush Watch compilations

AFP - Wire stories

Senate panel rejects Bush's Iraq plan
Israeli MPs to rule on Katsav leave over rape charge
Putin seeks stake in Indian energy, military market
Paris donors' conference to raise billions for Lebanon
Ecuador's defense minister killed in helicopter crash
Davos focus switches to Iraq, Middle East
China's economy grows 10.7 percent in 2006, fastest since mid-1990s

Common Dreams | News & Views

Bill Targets US Companies Profiting from Sweatshops Overseas
Opposition Demonstrations Turn Beirut into a Violent Sectarian Battleground
Explosive Start to Libby Trial
Military Builds Robotic Insects
White House Left Out in the Cold on Warming
Bush Focus on Oil Imports Marks Failure on Climate, Say Greens
'There is No War on Terror', Says Top UK Prosecutor
World's Waterbirds in Decline, Study Warns

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 Health Care Scam

Bush's Health Care Conspiracy, Clement
Bush health plans draws fire, Pierce
The President's Healthcare Deform Plan
Bush's gambit on health insurance, Mark TrumbullGregory M. Lamb

Special: Anti-War Resolution

Full Senate poised to repudiate Bush on Iraq as Cheney sneers'it won't stop us', Zeleny
Senators slap Bush on Iraq, Flaherty
Senators Criticize Bush's Plan for Iraq, Schoof
US Senate panel rejects Iraq plan, BBC
At least nine Republicans Senators will back anti-War resolution, MacAskill
Take a number: Senators line up to reject 'surge' plan, Reid
U.S. senators condemn Bush's war policy, AP
Killing the Clock: Bush has one year to make Iraq plan work, says GOP congressman, Staff
Hagel Anti-Surge Resolution: Americans Die In Defense Of No-Show "Democracy" (transcript), Hagel
Warner Anti-Surge Resolution: Senators Want To Talk Politics, Not Strategy (excerpts), Maureen Dowd

Special: Bush Speech Misfires

State Of Delusion, Borosage
Demanding Truth From Power, Swanson
A Speech Bordering On Criminal, Poole
Forgettable words from an irrelevant president, David Olive
Ethanol pipe dreams: all of Kansas and Iowa needed to raise enough corn, Baldwin
Where's the outrage? Bush's wishful thinking is about his legacy only, Brown
Bush's energy policies show he doesn't understand market economics, Kaletsky
Snooze of the Union - but Webb wakes 'em up, Meyerson

Jeff Cohen:
Jim Webb Offers the Democratic Response. . .to Hillary and Obama
Laurie King:
The Union of the State
Marie Cocco:
State of Union: Stunned
Stephen Zunes:
Bush's SOTU: Annotated
Dean Baker:
The Social Security WMD Story

Special: Dem Prez Race

Edwards Support Israel's Position On Iran, Palestinians in Tel Aviv Speech, Ronen Bodoni
Israel raises nuclear stakes with Iran: miliary force threatened, Penketh
Kerry will not enter presidential race, Nagourney
Rep. Maxine Waters: Clinton and Obama Will Have to 'Prove Themselves' on Iraq, Ford
States' scramble to top of primaries calendar might rule out dark- horse candidates, Nagourney

Special: Bush Oil War

Bush talks the alternative energy talk but he walks the oil industry walk, Ed
Canada won't follow Bush on reducing oil consumption: Harper, Terry Pedwell


War on Iraq is for Oil, The Debate
Bush Reason For War On Iraq: Oil, Socrates
Official: US Oil at the Heart of Iraq Crisis, Neil Mackay
In Iraqi War Scenario, Oil Is Key Issue, WaPo
Bush gives new reason for Iraq war, BG
Future of Iraq: The spoils of war, Independent
Oil Connections to War , AE
US buys up Iraqi oil to stave off crisis, Guardian
It's about oil, and profits for US companies, The Age
This Looming War Isn't About Chemical Warheads Or Human Rights: It's About Oil, Z Mag
The Oily Americans, Time
Revisited - The Real Reasons for the Upcoming War With Iraq, William Clark

Today's Alternative Special

Government Food Safety System a Sham
When Does Green Rage Become Ecoterrorism?
Need For Dem Investigation: A Tortured Logic
Darfur Diaries: Stories of Survival
Robert Scheer: The World Agrees: Stop Bush Before He Kills Again
Rory O'Connor: Trial of Cheney's #2 Begins
Annalee Newitz: The Anti-Christian Mythology of Phillip Pullman
Earl Ofari Hutchinson: Justice Demands Acquittal in Long Beach Hate Trial


United States

New York Times

The mandatory sentencing fad has exiled a vast felon caste to the margins of society , Ed
Georgian smuggler's plot highlights uranium fears, Sheets and Broad

Washington Post

Bush Plans New Focus On Afghan Recovery , Michael Abramowitz
Defending Iraq War, Defiant Cheney Cites 'Enormous Successes' , Peter Baker

Boston Globe

State of disunion, ED
A bittersweet celebration, Jackson
Islamic Society's turn to get answers, Masse

Christian Science Monitor

Senior British prosecutor says fight against terror not a 'war', Tom Regan
If it's rated 'R,' who brought all these children?, Amanda Paulson
What can Bush achieve in two years?, Linda FeldmannPeter Grier
Brisk recovery in Pakistan's quake zone, David Montero

Chicago Tribune

Bush seeks Dems' help , Silva

Los Angeles Times

Fuel for thought, Editorial
Our mercenaries in Iraq, Jeremy Scahill
Senate panel opposes troop buildup in Iraq, Noam N. Levey
Cheney says war critics are 'dead wrong', Maura Reynolds
Details on Iran's activity pledged, Borzou Daragahi
Military domestic response debated, AP
U.S.-Iraqi forces strike 'Sniper Alley', Alexandra Zavis

San Francisco Chronicle

Bush learns from the governator, Debra Saunders
The other war -- on public schools, Editorial

Seattle Post Intelligencer

Up to Democrats to investigate torture, Amy Goodman
Speech thin on climate, energy details, Robert McClure
Senate panel dismisses Bush's Iraq proposal, AP


Poll Shows Iranians Support Uranium-Enrichment Program, Gutman
U.S. and Iraqi Troops Storm Baghdad Neighborhood Again, Mauer
Bush's Energy Hope Relies on Major Scientific Breakthroughs, Boyd
Israel's President Defends His Reputation while Offering to Step Aside, Nissenbaum


Bush Misfires On Iraq, Nichols/The Nation
Bush Can't Change Topics, Ververs
U.S. Troop Buildup Planned For Afghanistan, Martin


Webb -- a star is born, Walker
Lebanon's deep political crisis, Saoud


Toronto Star

Back off on Arar, U.S. says to Canada, CP
Dion stumbles over sponsorship file, CP
Bush makes last-ditch bid on Iraq, Tim Harper
Americans shot dead after helicopter crash, AP
3,200 U.S. troops face extended tour, AP
U.S. drug bill seen as threat, CP
Quebec sovereignty: No longer on France's radar, Chantal Hebert
MPs face restrictions in Kandahar, Bruce Campion-Smith
Ottawa pays terrorism insurance for nuclear plants, Dennis Bueckert
Liberals plot to fight election on green issues, Whittington, Gordon

CBC News

CBC documentary prompts charges in 1964 U.S. race killings, Staff
Georgian sting led to seizure of bomb-grade uranium, AP
Wilkins slams Day for questioning U.S. on Arar, Staff
No deadline for pullout of British troops in Iraq, Blair says, Staff


Mystery meeting: officials won't say what O'Connor discussed on U.S. visit, CP
Liberals call for hearings to rebalance Afghan mission, Joan Bryden
Despite U.S. pressure, Afghan government won't spray poppies, AP
Environment must be at centre of next U.S. election: Charest , CP

Globe and Mail

British MP puts Ottawa on climate hot seat, Bill Curry
EU presses Italy on its role in Arar case, Freeze, Harding
Climate-change skeptics don't deserve equal time, Danial Kitts
Environment, Afghan war to lead Tories' caucus agenda, Gloria Galloway



New push to control Baghdad area, BBC
US plane 'bombed Somalia targets' on Monday, BBC
Allies 'differ' over Iraq plans, BBC
China economy records huge growth, BBC
Funds pledged for Lebanon summit by US and Frances, BBC
Kerry will not seek White House, BBC
Green agenda for global leaders, Tim Weber, BBC
World economy 'set for good 2007', BBC


Four US contractors executed by shots in the head, Howard
The 'special relationship' threatened as UK plans to withdraw Iraq troops, Wintour
Blair Poodle frightened off by Commons debate on Iraq, Wintour
Even with 700 days left, Bush looks like history, Goldenberg
Bush Whacked: a president who has run out of troops, ideas and hope, Editorial


Mayhem in Baghdad beyond the comprehension of Bush and Blair, Cockburn
Messianic Blair goes missing from Iraq debate in the Commons, Brown
Two peas in a pod: both Blair and Bush 'dis' the public, Editorial
The fantasy: Blair Goverment claims Iraq is all apple pie and cinnamon, Carr
The reality: Blair Goverment is haunted and bewildered by Iraq, Richards
Bush's 'clean fuel' move may cause more harm, say environmentalists, Buncombe
As you suspected: Davos is about partying, schmoozing, boozing, skiing , Warner
Hizbollah warn that Lebanon will see more violence, Robert Fisk
First the polar bears, now the waterbirds-- half the species in decline, Taylor

Times Online

Charged with rape? Just take a 'time out' as Israeli President does, Sharrock


ABC, news

Latin America

Human rights ombudsman blasts gov’t for inaction, El Universal
Energy subsidy for poor launched, El Universal
Gov’t to subsidize additional 176,000 tons of corn for poor, El Universal
Feds Pull out of Oaxaca, Leave Mess, Prensa Latina
Mex Prez Steals Rivals Government Official Wage Cut Plan, Prensa Latina
Zapatista Women: “We Are What Hold the Community Together”, Narco News
Ahmadinejad visits Ortega to express Iran’s “solidarity” with Nicaragua, nicanet
Nicaragua Rethinking Abortion, Prensa Latina
Bush administration rules out any easing of Cuba embargo, Caribbean NN
Cuba is a lot different from the country depicted in the American media, COHA
Cuban TV fare mingles education and New York Cops, Caribbean NN
US Embassy in Haiti acknowledges excessive force by UN, Haiti info
The crippling effect of crime and violence on Jamaica's economy, Jamaica Observer
US Bankrolls Venezuela Dissent, Prensa Latina
Venezuelan Television Workers to Propose Management Plan for RCTV’s Airwaves, Venezuelanalysis
Brazil's Competitive Edge Comes from Workers' Brutal Exploitation, Brazzil
Chile bus burning: the transportation plan heats up, Santiago Times

Upside-Down World


Inter Press Service

Politics-US: Revolt Builds Against Bush's Iraq Policy , Lobe
World Social Forum: End to HIV/AIDS a Tall Order in Face of Violence , Mulama
Politics-US: Anti-War Groups Plan Surge on Washington , Glantz
Economy-El Salvador: Peace Alone Not Enough , Gutiérrez
Development: Economic Forum Confronts 'Schizophrenic World' , Kanth
Nepal: New War Erupts as UN Peace Mission Gets Nod , Logan
Uruguay-Argentina: Roadblock Ruling Heats Up Pulp Mill Dispute , Montero+Lacunza
Migration: Six Million Begin to Get Rights in Russia , Klomegah
Politics: U.S., Iranian Publics Not So Different , Lobe
Development: Morocco on a Slow March to Literacy , El Ouali
Economy-Mauritius: Globalisation 'Gobbles Up the Plankton' , Ackbarally
Development: Latin America Has Tips for ASEAN Charter , Netto

Radio Paris (WNN)

Der Spiegel

International Herald Tribune

Middle East


Livnat: Katsav no longer has right to be president, Gideon Alon
IDF kills 15 year old boy attempting to cross wall to find work, Amos Harel
IDF troops kill Islamic Jihad militant during raid in Tul Karm, staff
Livni, Abbas to meet; Khatami calls for calm heads in nuclear row, Agencies
Peres waiting in the wings, Akiva Eldar
Fire-and-brimstone prophets gather at Herzliya Conference, Uzi Benziman
Israel must purge the corruption from its immune system, Ari Shavit


US launches new air strike in Somalia, AP
Settlers defile Palestinian graves under IDF watch, Ronny Shaked
1 in 4 Israeli citizens poor, staff

Al Jazeera

Lebanon pushes for aid, Agencies
US troops in Baghdad battle, Agencies
Mogadishu airport shelled, Agencies
Arab League secretary-general Moussa warns US on Iran attack, Agencies
Suicide bomb kills Afghan labourers waiting to enter NATO base, Agencies

Arab News

Cool Response to Bush Address, Barbara Ferguson
Bush is not involved in an epic struggle with terrorism. His battle is with reality, Editorial
Murder Case Verdict Fuels Sectarian Tension in Bahrain, Mazen Mahdi
Pakistan Warns NATO Over Border Attacks, soldier killed, Azhar Masood
The US occupation of Iraq seems to be about to grab its oil prize, Nicola Nasser
Israel, Carter and Apartheid, Uri Avnery

Middle East

Review of Arab Editorials, MET
Female recruits join clearance of one million Israeli cluster-bombs in South, Lebanon Daily Star
US deployment to the Gulf, aggressive or defensive?, MET
The two faces of Bush's State of the Union: What a difference a year makes, MET
Middle East's cold war heats up, Asia Times
Surging toward Iran, Asia Times
Rafsanjani: Confidence building possible through nuclear talks, Tehran Times
President Mahmud Ahmadinejad TV interview, staff
The Iraq we have made: “My fiancé dumped me after I lost my leg in an explosion”, IRIN


Daily Times

Musharraf stresses Muslim harmony on Palestine , DT
Changes planned for blasphemy law that 'oppressed minorities', DT
Rebuilding church inside Muslim institution 'not unIslamic', DT
Gulf between moderates, hardliners widening in Kashmir, Iftikhar Gilani
North Waziristan killings condemned, Zulfiqar Ghuman
Singapore authority to run Gwadar port, DT
China tested weapon on its own satellite, DT


Protest lodged over US-led airstrike in Wazirstan, Qudssia Akhlaque
Warehouses planned in Gwadar, Saleem Shahid
Anti-organ-trade bill deferred again, Baqir Sajjad Syed
Pakistan to import electricity from central Asia, Ihtasham ul Haque


China Puts a Positive Spin on its Sudan Ties, Financial Times
China Seeks Solution to Darfur Crisis, International Herald Tribune
China's Storm in a Coffee Cup, Asia Times
Challenges Ahead for Coal Sector, Asia Times

The Hindu, news
Asia Times, opinion


Washington should seize this sudden chance to make peace in Somalia, Ed

Mail and Guardian


American Prospect

Surgin' General, Ackerman
Pelosi v. Dingell - a swing and a Miss, Tomasky

Tom Paine

The Cooperative Presidency, Hartung
Keep The Wage Bill Minimal, Poole

Democracy Now

The Occupation: Veteran Correspondent Patrick Cockburn Reports from Iraq, Goodman
Rep. Maxine Waters Calls on Congressional Colleagues to Join Massive Anti-War Rally, Goodman
Bush's New Energy Proposals: A Break from the Past or More of the Same?, Goodman
Critics: New Bush Proposals Shift More Health Care Costs onto Working Americans, Goodman

Greg Palast

Off the Rails: Big Oil, Big Brother Win Big in the State of the Union, Palast


The Tiniest President, Pitt
Iranians Oppose US "Pro-Democracy" Efforts, Parsa
Active-Duty Military Petition Congress To End War (video), Millard/Williams/Page/Scott/Galindez
The Iraq War and Crony Democracy, Pelifian
The Death of Abbe Pierre: Measured Impertinence, Le Nouvel Observateur

Drug Corp Watch

Pfizer Sued Over Viagra Ads, Bob Roehr
Wyeth CEO: Company Knew Prempro Risks in 1991, NewsInferno
Sewers Beat Pharmaceuticals as Best Medical Advance in Nearly 200 Years, M.T. Whitney
Doctors Advise Blood Thinners for Heart Stent Patients; Health Advocate Decries Both, Ben Kage
Company Pays Iowa and Other States Over Failed Drug, Darwin Danielson
Tx. A-G's Settlement With Company Requires Disclosure Of Drug Risks, Tx. A-G
Inmates Say Drugs Lack FDA OK for Executions, Beth Musgrave
FDA Panel to Weigh Whether Sanofi Combo Vaccine Should Be Used in U.S., Biologic Drug Report

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

J. Michael Taylor:
What it Meant When Abortion Was Illegal
Elizabeth de la Vega:
Lying and Spying: How the Administration Slip-Slides Away
Stephen Dick:
Toward a New Moral Majority
Victoria Samson:
Five Minutes to Midnight, Nuclear Time
Robert Scheer:
The World Agrees: Stop Him
Ted Rall:
The Government's $8 Billion a Month Con Job
Joel Barkin:
Lobbyists Turn Their Attention to States
Randy Newman:
A Few Words in Defense of Our Country
Floyd McKay:
The US War Machine: Shockingly, Awfully Expensive

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