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Growth of the Military Industrial-Complex Under Bush

by Brendan Lalor William Hartung, senior research fellow at the World Policy Institute at the New School, reports in the article below on some of the most prominent welfare recipients: the weapons makers–Lockheed Martin, Boeing, and Northrop Grumman–which together digested

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Caribbean Community Requests Inquiry To U.S.’s Chagrin

[ The 15-nation Caribbean Community, CARICOM, has not recognized the U.S.-installed replacement leader of Haiti, Gérard Latortue, who arrived in Haiti from Florida in a U.S. Black Hawk helicopter. The rightful president, deposed in a U.S.-backed coup, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, returned

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The Bush Administration’s Public Statements on Iraq

[ The new Waxman report, dealing with Administration statements on Iraq, is a welcome sequel to his August, 2003, Politics & Science: Investigating the State of Science Under the Bush Administration. –doclalor ] About Iraq on the Record Iraq on

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Cheney, Oil, and the Invasion of Iraq

[ This article came to my attention due to Robi Sarlos. Thanks! –doclalor ] Cheney, energy and Iraq invasion Supreme Court to rule on secrecy March 21, 2004, San Francisco Chronicle by Larry Everest The case Cheney vs. U.S. District Court

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Bush Pays Lipservice to Vets, Then Slashes Their Health Care

December 23, 2003 | Misleader.org Late last week President Bush visited combat veterans at Walter Reed Medical Center. During his visit, he said “We have made a commitment to the troops, and we have made a commitment to their loved

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President Bush’s Stated Commitment to Veterans Not Reflected in Budget

November 10, 2003 | Misleader.org President Bush often emphasizes his commitment to veterans, saying in 2001, “My administration understands America's obligations not only go to those who wear the uniform today, but to those who wore the uniform in the

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Sick, Wounded U.S. Troops Held in Squalor

October 17, 2003, UPI by Mark Benjamin FORT STEWART, Ga. — Hundreds of sick and wounded U.S. soldiers including many who served in the Iraq war are languishing in hot cement barracks here while they wait — sometimes for months

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U.S. Troops Buying Own Armor for Iraq Duty

[ The Administration often claims that it considers our troops heroes. That’s hard to square with a number of facts, including the reprehensible treatment of soldiers’ medical needs upon their return from Iraq, the harsh cutting of benefits for veterans

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Condoleezza Rice’s Credibility Problems

[ Condoleezza Rice's claims about issues pertaining to the Administration's alleged attention to the al Qaeda threat prior to 9/11 have not only contradicted chief counterterrorism official Richard Clarke’s claims, but also Vice President Cheney's, Deputy Secretary of State Richard

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“We should have had orange or red-type of alert in June or July of 2001”

A former FBI translator told the 9/11 commission that the bureau had detailed information well before Sept. 11, 2001, that terrorists were likely to attack the U.S. with airplanes. – – – – – – – – – – –

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