Why should one more American soldier die for the Islamic Republics of Iran or Iraq?
مقتل ثلاثة جنود أميركيين ولائحة الحكيم تتقدم الانتخابات
The coalition of Iyad Allawi, the Iraqi interim Prime Minister appointed by the Americans, is heading for election defeat at the hands of a list backed by the country's senior Shia cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, partial results released yesterday indicate.
"Americans are in for a shock. A lot of people in the country are going to wake up in shock."
80 Billion For What?
Before Congress allocates billions more, it should closely examine how previous funds for Iraqi reconstruction have already been misspent. The special inspector general for Iraqi reconstruction, Stuart Bowen, disclosed this week that the US Coalition Provisional Authority lost track of roughly $9 billion given to Iraqi ministries by the US.
Sinking in Deeper
Shiites Show Strong Lead in Iraq Returns
At least 1,443 American military personnel have died in Iraq since the war began in March 2003.
Bush apparently invested in the fantasy that invading Iraq would be a cakewalk. Evangelist Pat Robertson, founder of the U.S. Christian Coalition, disclosed that when he warned the president about the need to prepare Americans for the prospect of casualties in Iraq, Bush responded, "We're not going to have any casualties."
Last week, American and Iraqi researchers -- writing in the respected British medical journal, The Lancet -- estimated that the Iraqi death toll associated with the invasion and occupation of Iraq was about 100,000 "and may be much higher." Most of them were women and children, victims of bombs or bullets from helicopter gunships.
Bush cites Iran as the 'primary state sponsor of global terror'
Meanwhile, the US Defence Secretary, Donald Rumsfeld, said yesterday he has not decided whether to attend the prestigious Munich Conference on Security Policy next week in Germany, where he might be subject to arrest on a war-crimes complaint.
Capitol Hill Mulls 'Regime Change' in Iran
"Iran remains the world's primary state sponsor of terror — pursuing nuclear weapons while depriving its people of the freedom they seek and deserve. We are working with European allies to make clear to the Iranian regime that it must give up its uranium enrichment program and any plutonium re-processing, and end its support for terror. And to the Iranian people, I say tonight: As you stand for your own liberty, America stands with you," the president said.
'The Forces of Freedom' vs. 10 Million Martyrs
The American Empire will come to an end as a direct result of its own hubristic warmongering around the globe; that much is certain. It only remains to be seen when, where, and through what agency will the knockout blow be delivered.
Iran Attack 'Not on Agenda'... http://apnews.myway.com/article/20050204/D881O5KO1.html
"THE QUESTION is simply not on the agenda at this point," Rice said at a news conference.
We've Been Warned
The state of our union: perpetual war
The Emperor's New Hump
The New York Times killed a story that could have changed the election—because it could have changed the election
Chemical spray used on students
U.S. students say press freedoms go too far
One in three U.S. high school students say the press ought to be more restricted, and even more say the government should approve newspaper stories before readers see them, according to a survey being released today.
Four U.S. Marines Killed in Iraq Fighting
C-130 may have carried 70 people? So, if there were 70 people on board, and 15 were British, then 55 Americans died yesterday. So, when will ABCNNBCBS report this?
Video Appears to Show UK Plane Hit in Iraq
More US Torture - Iraqis Beaten, Hung By Wrists, Shocked
"It was worse than Saddam's regime."
Super War Preview
The Iranian Suicide Bombers vs. The American Crusaders
U.S. OFFICIAL: ISRAEL MIGHT ATTACK IRAN'S NUKE SITES...