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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

Stealing Our Taxes, Pt. 1: Bush Plan To Lower Deficit: Take Our Social Security Funds (excerpt), Rattner
Wednesday Specials: Senate Sellout, Iraq-Iran, Campaign '08 Consortium News, Bush Watch compilations

Politex News Wire: Taxes
War and the Economy: Snapshots From BushWorld, Kent Southard
Our Contributors: Uhler, Floyd (2), Soderstrom, Partridge, Hirschhorn, Hall, Mickey Z. (2), Marple, Brasch, Weiner, Direland, Guests: Krugman, Rich, Dowd
Home For The Holiday:
The Super Bowl: Just Say "No", Jerry Politex
1944-2007: Molly Ivins Tribute, Kane, Politex, Texas Observer
Bush Jive-Capital: Pretend Money Is Killing The Middle Class, Running Up National Deficit, Jim Kunstler
"Enemies of Peace": Political Partisanship Is The Result Of GOP Greed (excerpts), Paul Krugman
Daffy Dick: Puppetmaster Cheney "Has Turned His Perversity Into Foreign Policy" (excerpts), Maureen Dowd
Parody Song: Halliburton Hillbilly, Paul Henning with Jerry Politex

News Roundup

Bush Slashes Aid to Poor to Boost Iraq War Chest, Guardian
Waxman: 'Who in their right mind would send 363 tons of cash into a war zone?...our government did', Shenon
US attorney was removed without cause and replaced by White House pawn, Johnston
Playing politics with justice: sly Bush cull of upright US attorneys must be stopped, Ed
The explosion of government outsourcing under Bush squanders taxpayer dollars, Ed
Shall we support the oppressed women of Iran as we did their Iraqi sisters, by attacking them?, Casey
It's a miracle! Ousted pastor announces after 3 weeks of therapy he's 'completely heterosexual', Bannerjee
Libby might not testify after tapes damage his 'faulty memory' defense, Lewis
Cheney's testimony now uncertain in CIA leak case, Pravda
Essay attacking 'progressive Jews' actually concerns a radical fringe, Gorenberg
Bush approves Pentagon plan for Africa military command center, BBC
Iranian diplomat 'abducted in Baghdad', BBC
Discord over Bush's lavish and controversial presidential library, Kathryn Westcott, BBC
US 'friendly fire' footage revealed over British soldier's death in Iraq, BBC
Oil nears $60 on cold US weather, BBC
Wednesday Specials: Senate Sellout, Iraq-Iran, Campaign '08 Consortium News, Bush Watch compilations

AFP - Wire stories

US, Iraqi troops push deep into Baghdad Sunni bastion
China's Hu rejects 'colonial' tag on South Africa visit
EU proposes 25 percent cut in new car emissions
Rival Palestinian leaders vow to reach deal in Mecca
French weekly in court over Mohammed cartoons
Tempers could fray over weak yen at G7
India raises full-year growth forecast to 9.2 percent

Common Dreams | News & Views

Senate Republicans Block Vote and Debate on Troop Surge
Children of War: The Generation Traumatised by Violence in Iraq
The Death Toll of 31 Days in Iraq
AIDS Activists Optimistic Despite Clinical Setback
One CEO's Dissent from War on Terror



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: Senate Sellout

Its the war, Senators: Senate turns Iraq into a political football then fumbles it, Ed
Intimidated, confused US Senate gags itself on Iraq, Hulse
Once upon a time, Congress put an end to a bloody debacle It can do it again, Zelizer


Special: Iraq-Iran

Iraqi premier admits security plan errors: meanwhile 3000 more civilians have died, Santora
US troops in Iraq not sure 'surge' will help, Tom Regan
Pentagon wants more civilians to 'step up' to the pandemonium in Iraq, Shanker and Cloud
The Bush administration's campaign of lies and misinformation against Iran, Symonds
Unanswered questions about the Karbala raid, Van Auken


Special: Campaign'08

Can Rudy become president?, Gardner
Biden's Obama gaffe hurts Hillary Clinton, Yglesias
The right answer to the Hillary or Obama question is 'yes' , Steinem
Ready for Obama already, Plissner


Special: Today's Alternative Special

Consortium News

Fourth Anniversary of Powell's Lies, Parry
Billions Wasted on Defense Spending, Eland
The Plight of Damaged Iraq War Vets, Weaver/McGovern


Mainstream

United States

New York Times

A virulent strain of the profit motive: Indonesia might sell bird flu virus to scientists, McNeil
Fatah and Hamas leaders meet Saudi King for peace talks, Fattah

Washington Post

Cockpit Video Details U.S. Pilots' Horror After Mistaken Attack on Britons, Mary Jordan
General Is Front Man For Bush's Iraq Plan , Peter Baker
Senate Leaders Continue Squabbling Over Iraq , Shailagh Murray and Paul Kane
Court Hears Libby Describe Cheney as 'Upset' at Critic , Amy Goldstein and Carol D. Leonnig

Christian Science Monitor

Cluster bombs: a war's perilous aftermath, Scott Peterson
New no-smoking frontier: condos and apartments, Daniel B. Wood
Saudis step up role in Mideast, Dan Murphy
Mining heat from the earth? New technology shows promise., Mark Clayton

Boston Globe

From bad to worse in Iraq, ED
Getting to yes on Iran, Brzezinski + Takeyh
Whisperings in Davos, Greenway
Bush budget puts pinch on domestic spending, Milligan + Klein

Chicago Tribune

Race, religion sensitive subtext in presidential campaign , Secter
Remote Polish airstrip holds clues to secret CIA flights, Hundley

Business Week

Food vs. Fuel, BW

McClatchy

Shadows of Doubt Hang over Iraqi Prime Minister, Fadel
Iraqi Government Embarrassed by the Seizure of Iranian Diplomat, Fadel
Official Denies Prosecutors Were Ousted for Political Reasons, Taylor
Fellow Inmates Beat an Imprisoned Border Patrol Agent, Montgomery
Bremer Defends Spending in Iraq, Schoof

Canada

Toronto Star

England

BBC

Climate change 'affecting' China, BBC
Car industry facing 18% CO2 cut, BBC

The Sun

Pentagon caves to Sun pressure on "Friendly Fire" film, Dunn

Guardian

British took part in friendly fire inquiry which cleared US pilots, MacAskill & Borger
US army officer calls Iraq war illegal: At the court martial, Mitchell
Blair is dishonored, disgraced and disliked because of the Iraq War, Wheatcroft
Five errors that turned an air strike into a disaster-friendly fire in Iraq, Norton-Taylor
Blue on blue: This aerial onslaught is war at its most stupid, Jenkins
US allows 'friendly fire' tape in court, Staff
Iran accuses US over seized diplomat, Guardian

Independent

Cockpit tape exposes US friendly fire blunders, Hodgson
The death toll of 31 days in Iraq, Buncombe
It is no use blaming Iran for the insurgency in Iraq, Cockburn
Iran blames US for kidnap of embassy official in Baghdad, Cornwell
Friendly fire:Missing in action: honesty and humanity between allies, Editorial

Times Online

Better systems should mean end to friendly fire deaths, Evans
US extends its influence in Africa, -- Pentagon backs down on 'friendly fire' video, Byers
As Iraq suffers, all eyes are turning to Iran, Baker

Australia

ABC, news

Latin America

Upside-Down World

Europe

Der Spiegel

GOP Goes AWOL on Bush's Iraq Plan, Scherer
Berlin Hesitant to Broaden Afghanistan Mission, Weiland/Gebauer
Canada's Ambassador in Kabul: "Canada Would Like Its Allies to Show More Flexibility", Lindsey
Europe Close to Emissions Agreement, CGH/Reuters/AP

MosNews

U.S. Blasts Russian Move to Slap New Charges on Khodorkovsky, MosNews
Head of Russia's Largest Oil Company Says Crude Exports Must Be Stopped, MosNews
Russian Defense Minister Speaks Against Weapons in Space, MosNews
Pro-Western Ukrainian President Struggles With Law Weakening His Position, MosNews
U.S. Anti-missile Systems in Europe Threatens Ukraine -- Official, MosNews
Communist Lawmaker Accuses Putin of Provoking Clash in Beslan School, MosNews
Exiled Tycoon Says Poisoned Agent Litvinenko Named Lugovoi as Suspect, MosNews

Pravda

U.S., Japan say energy aid not discussed ahead of talks with North Korea, Pravda
Putin creates civil agency to purchase military hardware and eliminate corruption, Novostei
Putin may discuss OPEC for gas cartel during visit to Persian Gulf, Pravda
Prosecutors file new charges against jailed Russian oil tycoon, Pravda

Inter Press Service

U.S. : Proposed '08 Pentagon Earns Superlatives All Around , Lobe
Rights: Helping the World's Most Persecuted Writers , Gray
Bolivia: Protesters Demand - and Get - Faster Nationalisation , Chávez
Argentina: Longing for the Poverty Indicators of the Past , Lacunza
Politics-US: How Neocon Shiite Strategy Led to Sectarian War , Porter
Caribbean: Eastern Economic Union Takes Shape , Ischyrion
Cambodia: Stalked by Hunger, HIV , Macan-Markar
Rights-Pakistan: Teenager's Rape - Test for New Women's Law , Ebrahim

Radio Paris (WNN)

Der Spiegel

International Herald Tribune

Middle East

Haaretz

Muslim leader detained trying to reach Jerusalem excavation site, staff
Abdullah: Temple Mount work endangers regional stability, Nadav Shragai
Seven months on, IDF implementing lessons of Lebanon war, Amos Harel
When did Olmert turn into George Bush?, Bradley Burston
Everyone had an interest in downplaying the suicide bombing in Eilat last week., Nehemia Shtrasler
What happened in the war's 11th hour?, Amos Harel

Al Jazeera

Saudi king talks with Palestinians, Al Jazeera
US to have Africa military command, Al Jazeera
Kirkuk Arabs face relocation, Al Jazeera
Dozens dead in Baghdad blasts, Al Jazeera
Israeli dig sparks protests, Al Jazeera
Iran blames US for abduction, Al Jazeera
Dozens killed in Yemen clashes, Al Jazeera

Asia Times

US - Israeli Vishnu strategy of death and destruction meets its match, Conn Hallinan
A glimmer of light for Iran and the US, Kaveh L Afrasiabi
How the US Army's being worn down in Iraq, David Isenberg
Afghan women? Their place is still in the burqa , Ann Jones
Now it's official: Iraq's a mess, Jim Lobe

Daily Star

Asia

China

China Says Rich Countries Should Take Lead on Global Warming, New York Times
China's Hu Seals Economic Ties in S.Africa, Washington Post
China Ministry Says Didn't Know AIDS Doctor Banned, Reuters AlertNet
Junk from China Missile Test Raises Fear of Satellite Collision, Guardian Unlimited
China Rail Program Takes Off like a Shot, Asia Times
Punishing China: US on the Wrong Track, Asia Times

Daily Times

Suicide attack at Islamabad airport, Shahzad Malik
Bird flu in Pakistan, DT
Singapore port authority takes over Gwadar, DT
Force allowed in order to get madrassa students out of library, Naveed Siddiqui
Afghan war crimes amnesty unlikely, DT
Sri Lankan gunships fire rockets at rebels, DT
Iran demands proof of holocaust, DT

Dawn

Musharraf offers plan to Iran, Dawn
Government indecisive on Gwadar port, Pervaiz Ishfaq Rana
India wants time to consider gas price, Dawn

India

Empowering small farmers, The Hindu
Out of focus, The Times of India
Sporadic protests against Cauvery Tribunal Award continue, The Hindu
Cauvery award in constitutional perspective, The Hindu
The Cauvery verdict and Karnataka, The Hindu
Police fire tear gas at protesters in Singur, The Hindu
Forward Bloc against SEZs in West Bengal, The Hindu
Fake encounters: Malik begins fast, The Hindu
Northeast in ferment, Kashmir Times
15 activists of JKLF faction taken into preventive custody, The Hindu
Pick and kill policy, Kashmir Times
Iran for trilateral Summit to finalise IPI gas pipeline, The Hindu
Iran, Pak agree on gas pricing, Deccan Herald
West Asia remains outside Manmohan Singh's agenda, The Hindu
Women students take on the Musharraf regime, The Hindu
The road to a multipolar world?, The Hindu
Iran’s envoy abducted in Baghdad, Deccan Herald
Palestine leaders to hold crisis summit in Mecca, Hindustan Times
Peace talks in Somalia, The Hindu

Asia Times, opinion

Africa

Zimbabwe economy plunges: despot Mugabe losing his party's support, Wines
Bush Approves Plan To Pressure Sudan , Glenn Kessler
Development-Sudan: Oil Boom Causing Land Prices to Skyrocket , King

Mail and Guardian


Alternative

The Smirking Chimp

How Congress Might Speed the Downfall of the Bushite Regime, Andrew Bard Schmookler
Rush Limbaugh for the Nobel Peace Prize?, Mel Seeholtz
The White House Forces Congress into an Unwinnable Debate, Cenk Uygur
Feingold: 'It's Time To Play Hardball' On Iraq War, Bob Geiger
Armed to the teeth, America marches toward military state, Peirre Tristam

Buzz Flash

The Destroyer and His Helpers, Sheehan

Democracy Now

Hidden Costs of War: Long-Term Price of Providing Veterans Medical Care Could Reach $660 Billion, DN
The Occupation Project: Sustained Nonviolent Civil Disobedience to End the Iraq War, DN
Two Longtime Chicago Journalists On The Rise of Sen. Barack Obama, DN

Informed Comment

Kuwati Singer Shams's Parody of Bush: Video Clip as Resistance, Cole

Tom Paine

Undermining Workers Again, Dubro
A Tough-As-Steel Workers' Champion, Dubro
Our Children's Homeland Insecurity, Petit The State of Opportunity, Jenkins
Going For Broke On Climate Change, Roberts
Palestine, Bush's Other Civil War, Ackerman

Truthout

Bring Back the Old George W. Bush, Baker
Permission Be Damned, Pitt
Ehren Watada Interview (video), TO
Making an Example of Ehren Watada, Solomon
Ann Wright: A Courageous Leader, Galindez
How a Bill Becomes a Signing Statement, Swanson
False Premises, Stephens
Katrina's Insurance Catastrophes, Williams

Drug Corp Watch

Study Finds Dangers in Heart-Surgery Drug, Denise Gellene
Connecticut Attorney General Drafts Requirements That Drug Companies Disclose Gifts, Incentives It Provides To Health Care Providers, AllAmericanPatriots
Costly Bypass Medication May Raise Death Risk Later, Rita Rubin
Cancer Vaccines, Little Girls and the Dirty Business of Texas Politics, Ben Kage
Gunpoint Medicine: Officials Plot Heavy-Handed Tactics to Force Vaccinations onto Schoolchildren, David Gutierrez
Why You Should Never Trust New Wonder Drugs, Daily Mail
Some Birth Control May Raise Clot Risk , AP
The FDA: Mercury Compound Thimerosal Safe? , Alan E. Moses
Don't be Fooled by Brainwashed Doctors, Dr. Joseph Mercola
Nobody Buys Lilly's Innocence Routine About Zyprexa, Evelyn Pringle
Public Citizen Petitions FDA to Ban Third-Generation Birth Control Pills, AllAmericanPatriots
Overuse of Skin Numbing Creams Can Cause Death - FDA, Barbara Liston

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

Norman Solomon:
Making an Example of Ehren Watada
Robert Shetterly:
It’s Not Too Soon: Some Thoughts on a Memorial for the Iraq War
Pierre Tristam:
Armed to the Teeth, America Marches Toward Military State
Maya Angelou:
Molly Ivins: America's Jericho Voice
Ben Cohen:
Whittle Deficit Without Raising Taxes?
Liza Featherstone:
Think Globally, Act Globally
H.D. Greenway:
Whisperings in Davos
Andrew Bard Schmookler:
Know When to Hold 'Em, When to Fold 'Em
John Nichols:
States to Congress: Block War Escalation
Jesse Jackson:
War Privatization is Public Scandal
Michael Winship:
When Bush Comes to Shove: Recess Appointments
Christopher D. Cook:
Voting Beyond Our Forks


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