NO PEACE WITH OCCUPATION
OCCUPIED BAGHDAD - Tens of thousands of supporters of a militant Shiite cleric filled central Baghdad's streets Saturday and demanded that American soldiers go home, marking the second anniversary of Baghdad's fall with shouts of "No, no to Satan!"http://dailynews.att.net/cgi-bin/news?e=pri&dt=050409&cat=news&st=newsd89c21go0&src=ap
Protesters burned the U.S. flag as well as cardboard cutouts of Bush and Saddam. Three effigies representing Saddam, Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair _ all handcuffed and dressed in red Iraqi prison jumpsuits that signified they had been condemned to death _ were placed on a pedestal, then symbolically toppled like the Saddam statue two years before.
Demonstrators demand end to presence of foreign troopshttp://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7430272/
U.S. and Iraqi security forces kept a close eye on the march, with U.S. soldiers standing behind blast walls topped with barbed wire and armed soldiers watching from rooftops.
AP Hides Fact U.S. propagandists staged fall of Saddam Hussein statuehttp://twains_ghost.typepad.com/my_blog/
AP Asks Judge to Dismiss Navy SEALs' Lawsuit Over Iraq Photoshttp://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000874614
The AP argued that the case should be dismissed because the plaintiffs cannot demonstrate a probability of winning and that the lawsuit is an attempt to punish the news organization for "truthful, accurate and balanced" reporting.
US lawmakers regret voting for Iraq warhttp://www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=13180
The centre’s latest poll found that Americans were more dissatisfied with the reasons for going to war, and with Bush for taking the nation into the conflict, even as they continue to support the effort.
Rep. Walter B. Jones Jr. is a conservative Republican from North Carolina who voted to authorize the use of force in Iraq. So it jarred all the more yesterday when Jones turned his fury on Richard N. Perle, the Pentagon adviser who provided the Bush administration with brainpower for the Iraq war.http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A32440-2005Apr6.html
"There is reason to believe that we were sucked into an ill-conceived initial attack aimed at Saddam himself by double agents planted by the regime" Richard N. Perle
A cameraman carrying CBS press credentials was detained in Iraq earlier this week on suspicion of insurgent activity, the U.S. military said Friday.http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/04/08/iraq/main686858.shtml
The military issued a statement then saying the cameraman was shot because his equipment was mistaken for a weapon.
After the arrival of the Americans and the fall of Saddam Hussein, Hameed Rasheed Sultan and his family thought they had seen the last of the techniques favored by Iraq's old justice system: torture, disappearances and death-in-custody.http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A38394-2005Apr8?language=printer
But in January Hameed's younger brother, Zawba, was arrested by Iraqi police officers at the family's home, and two days later he turned up dead at a local hospital. Pictures show he had been brutally beaten.
Administration officials repeatedly have said the prisoners are not entitled to the internationally accepted legal protections given to prisoners of war.http://www.freep.com/news/nw/gitmo9e_20050409.htm
"I don't care about international law," the tribunal president told Abbasi just before he was taken from the room. "I don't want to hear the words 'international law' again. We are not concerned with international law."
US President George Bush looks on as French President Jacques Chirac kisses the hand of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, and former US President Bill Clinton looks the other way.http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/050408/481/xcg10204081913
Sitting looking at Chirac kissing Rice's hand is First Lady Laura Bush.
In reality, did Miller actually plan to write about Valerie Plame in the summer of 2003 or later, based on her own confidential sources?http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/columns/shoptalk_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000873668
It is my contention, based on conversatons with legal sources, that she basically was a "carrier," around Washington, of the rumor about Plame's real identity, but not a reporter actively covering a story. She was, in this view, both a source for, and a witness to, disclosure by sources of Plame's identity. This would explain why Fitzgerald reeled her in with the last subpoena issued to a reporter.