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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

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Recent Bush Watch Features

Sicko Food: How Bush's Ideology Makes You Sick...Literally, Paul Krugman
Fallwell's Words Brand Him Religious Bigot, Anti-Semite, ed by Wikipedia, Politex, Morford
American I-Dolt: Are Voters For President As Inept As Voters For Singers? Letters
American I-Dolt: Why Barak Obama Will Be The Next President, Jerry Politex
Robber Baron Bush: Attack On Social Programs, Less Taxation Of Rich Mark New Gilded Age, Paul Krugman
Consumers, Not Citizens: The Governing Philosophy Behind Bush Corruption, Incompetence, Scandal, and Lies
I'm Back! Random Thoughts After Two Months Away, Jerry Politex
Bush Poodle Quits: Tony Blair As Sid Vicious In "Sid & Nancy" , Steve Bell
French Election: WHAT SARKOZY'S VICTORY MEANS, Doug Ireland
Myth, Religion, and Politics: Bush As Religious Icon: Background, Jerry Barrett

News Roundup

Need For Parliamentary System: America is stuck with Bush, Ackerman
It looks like Dems don't have the courage to stop Bush's illegal 'war' in Iraq, Hulse
Carter can't remain silent about this ruinous, criminal presidency. Can you?, Leibovich
Air America relaunched under new ownership, Pilkington
Bush & Blair have courage but no wisdom, Broder
Senate critics vow to alter immigration measure, Pear & Luo
Republican government intrusion in our lives, Pitts
How doctors choose the 'right' drug for you, WDDTY
Doctors Profiting from Prescriptions is Wrong , Monitor staff
Politics: World Bank Should Go With Wolfowitz - Activists , Netto
Venezuela’s President Chavez Tells Pope to Apologize to Indigenous Peoples, Venezuelanalysis
EU-Afghanistan: A Country Seen as a Drugs Factory , Cronin
Woman Afghan MP calls parliament 'worse than a zoo', Sengupta


Islamists offer truce on third day of Lebanon battles
Israel warns no Hamas leader safe from attack
Truck bomb kills 24 in Baghdad market place
Strike hits Indian state after religious violence
Ex-KGB agent charged with Litvinenko's murder
Trade deficit dogs US, China strategic talks
Marks and Spencer ties up record year

Special: Dictatorship '08

Next president will inherit Bush's legacy of mistrust and hatred, Hastings
Richardson Faces Challenge of Getting His Message Heard, Thomma
Wealth as a clue: milionaire candidates seem reluctant to release tax returns, Ed
Guiliani's macho mistakes at Ground Zero, Ed

Special: Mr. Torture Must Go

Just go: AG Gonzales too discredited to continue, Ed.
Bush's policy of torture undermines our nation, strengthens our enemies, Krulak & Hoar
Specter says Gonzales might quit before vote , Yen
Bush: No-confidence vote on Gonzales 'political theater' , Silva

Special: Lebanon In Flames

A front row seat for the tragedy in Lebanon- a country disintegrates, Robert Fisk
Lebanese Army and Islamists battle for 2nd day , Fattah
Lebanon Confronts A Fierce Adversary , Ellen Knickmeyer
Lebanon army shells fighters, Al Jazeera

Stephen Zunes:
Olmert Did Not Act Alone: The U.S. Role in the Lebanon Debacle
Dahr Jamail:
Lebanon’s Anti-Heroes

Special: Today's Alternative Special

Think Progress

Pentagon is making preparations stay in Iraq for 'decades'(until the oil runs out), Satyam

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


United States

New York Times

Iran's centrifuges: we need to offer them a deal they can't refuse, Ed
Paying for college: the squeeze is so much worse at lower incomes, Ed
Give them a break: our pampered politicians want Iraqi parliament to work all summer, Boot
Eurovision voting reveals the dislike Europeans feel for Blair's Britain, Watts
Supporters urge Musharraf to conciliate opponents or risk losing power, Gall
The Shiites-only Khadhimiya district of Baghdad pays a high price for a little peace, Wong & Cave
Cocaine wars make Buenaventura Colombia's deadliest city, Romero
Harsh birth control steps fuel violence in China, Kahn
Israeli and Palestinian militants carry out deadly attacks, El Khodary &Erlanger
'Severe depression and loss of esteem can follow” the birth of a child as well as an abortion, Toner
Legal victory for families of disabled students, Greenhouse

Washington Post

Paramilitary Ties to Elite In Colombia Are Detailed , Juan Forero
American Scholar Is Charged in Iran , Robin Wright

Boston Globe

Iraq Study Group's advice gets 2d look, BG
7 GIs killed in Iraq; oil plan has setback, Reid

Christian Science Monitor

Baghdad: three lives under duress, Howard LaFranchi
New fight rips at a fragile Lebanon, Nicholas Blanford
Global carbon emissions in overdrive, Peter N. Spotts

Salt Lake Tribune

Iraq and Vietnam: Inevitable comparisons, Dallek

Las Vegas Sun

CIA must come clean on 9/11, Ed.


Questions Linger About Mexico's `House of Death', Montgomery
Immigration Bill Clears First Hurdle as Senate Agrees to Begin Debate, Montgomery
U.S. to Press China on Trade, Economy, Hall


Toronto Star



US troops kill Iraq raid 'leader', BBC
Large blast hits Lebanese capital Beirut, BBC
Fighting rages in Lebanese camp, BBC
Israeli dies in Gaza rocket raid, BBC
BBC vigils for missing reporter, BBC
Senate begins immigration debate, BBC
Migrant workers hold LA protest, BBC
Convoy attackers kill UK soldier, BBC
Climate 'threatening UK species', BBC, Sarah Mukherjee
Indonesia seeks deal with neighbors to combat illegal wildlife trade, BBC, Lucy Williamson


Here we come: Washington claims Iran wants a political mutiny, Tisdall
On the ground: 'The Bradley, upside down, was on fire. Seven died', Smith


Rumsfeld: Machiavellian warmonger and an American disaster, Andrew Cockburn

Times Online

Hugging is obscene in Pakistan: Woman Tourism Minister has to resign , Hussain


ABC, news

Latin America

PAN candidate admits defeat in Yucatán , El Universal
Informant committed crimes on U.S. payroll, El Universal
EU aid to Guatemala has trade led agenda favoring business, inforpressca
UN Expert Praises Nicaragua Free Education, Prensa Latina
A Brazilian Peasant Group Goes to War Against Swiss Multinational Syngenta, Brazzil
Chile’s Bachelet admits mistakes and opens the wallet, Merco Press
Chile's Bachelet pledges more spending, Santiago Times

Upside-Down World


Inter Press Service

Venezuela: Marches and Counter-Marches Over TV Station's End , Márquez
Rights-Colombia: 'Battalions of Lawyers, Not Soldiers' , Vieira
Q&A: 'Abstinence Is Not the Only Way to Go' , Muganda-Onyando
Environment: Putting a Human Face on Biodiversity , Leahy
Iraq: Where Nobody Is Accountable , al-Fadhily
Media-Thailand: Community Radio Refuses to Go Silent , Macan-Markar
Romania: Referendum Asserts Popular Will Over Parliament , Ciobanu
Iran: Nuclear Parleys Run Parallel to Iraq Talks , Sanati

Der Spiegel

Radio Paris (WNN)

International Herald Tribune

Middle East


Hamas: We'll halt rockets in return for West Bank truce, Amos Harel
IAF hits 2 targets in Gaza; Sneh: No Hamas leader is immune, Avi Issacharoff
Lebanese troops enter third day in clashes with Palestinians, Reuters

Al Jazeera

Gaza pounded after Israeli killed, Agencies
Egypt arrests Brotherhood members, Agencies
Chaos in Gaza: A family's story, Al Jazeera

Daily Star



Bracing for showdown against madrassa militants, Mohammad Asghar & Munawar Azeem
Benazir, Nawaz ask Musharraf to quit, M. Ziauddin
US fears destabilizing Musharraf, Masood Haider
People's Party avoids alliance, so far, Ashraf Mumtaz
Indian army chief to visit China, Dawn


Small China Steps Could Mean Big Treasuries Shift , Reuters
China Investors Undeterred by Chill Measures, As9ia Times

The Hindu, news
Asia Times, opinion


Morocco: Suicide Bombings Delay Death Penalty Abolition , El Ouali

Mail and Guardian



US: Governor Vetoes Liquefied Gas Proposal , Lifsher

Drug Corp Watch

States Balk at Cancer Vaccine Mandate , Shannon McCaffrey
FDA Protects SSRI Makers With Misleading Suicide Warning, Evelyn Pringle
Pfizer Will Replace Top Research, Finance Officers , Shannon Pettypiece
The Indian Advantage, Jean-François Tremblay
Feds Punish Drug Companies for Marketing Unapproved Usages, Associated Press
Guilty Pleas Not Enough for Mom, Tom Quigley
Is Your Doctor Being Paid Off by the Drug Industry?, Dr. Mercola
Psychiatrists, Children and Drug Industry’s Role , Gardiner Harris, Benedict Carey and Janet Roberts
Diabetes Drug Alert Stirs Calls for FDA Review, Steve Sternberg
Pharmacutical Company Pleads Guilty to Fraud involving Marketing Drug OxyContin, Randall S. Udelman
Doctors, Legislators Resist Drugmakers' Prying Eyes, Christopher Lee
How Drugs Harm Children, Dr Mercola
FDA Issue Warning Concerning Avandia, UPI
Enough is Enough: Please Stop Poisoning my Children, Alan E. Moses
Regulators Tell Drug Makers to Stick to Their Labels, Denise LaVoie

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

Frida Berrigan:
A Nation of Firsts Arms the World
John Nichols:
Who’s Afraid of Jimmy Carter? George Bush
Paul Rogat Loeb:
The Haircut That Won’t Die
David Sirota:
Driving Triangulation “Over the Dead Bodies” of the Progressive Movement
Willie Nelson:
Take Action: Support a Better Farm Bill
Medea Benjamin:
Have You Called Your Senator Today?
Agnès Poirier:
Oh Yes, He’s Got An Agenda
Bill Boyarsky:
Democrats’ Faustian Bargain
Paul Krugman:
Fear of Eating
Judith Ernst:
What Is It That You Fear, Mr. Bush?
Eric Margolis:
Power First, Nation Second
David Francis:
Fuse On The ‘Population Bomb’ Has Been Relit

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