Archive for April 9, 2004
“Whether it is in stem-cell research, the fight against AIDS, or sex education, the religion-steeped Bush administration is trying with all its might to make U.S. scientists toe the line.”
Iraqi exiles in Jordan return to homeland to battle US forces
“America’s top commander in Iraq has warned Washington that he will not be “the fall guy” if violence in the country worsens, it emerged yesterday, as word leaked out that US generals are “outraged” by their lack of soldiers.”
“The U.S. military campaign across Iraq this week infuriated Arabs in the region and brought strident calls for Muslim solidarity against the American-led occupation.”
Tough U.S. tactics in Fallouja and in Shiite Muslim cities of southern Iraq are driving a wedge between the Americans and their key supporter Гўв‚¬вЂќ the 25-member Governing Council that puts an Iraqi face on the occupation and is expected to serve as the basis of a new government.
A nine-year-old girl was arrested, handcuffed and questioned at a Florida police station on Tuesday after she was accused of stealing a rabbit and $10 from a neighbour’s home. But she was not found to have been linked to Saddam.
White Supremacy can now be discussed in polite company.
From New York Times: “The departing British envoy in Baghdad, Sir Jeremy Greenstock, had expressed concerns to his colleagues about Mr. Bremer‘s style in running postwar Iraq, particularly in closely controlling decision-making with minimal input from Iraqis and other voices, including Sir Jeremy’s, said officials who declined to be identified because of the confidential nature [...]
Angry Arab welcomes the birth of a new group: Women’s International Federation Against Fundamentalisms
At least 450 Iraqis were killed and more than 1,000 wounded in fighting in the city of Falluja this week, the director of the main hospital, Rafi Hayad, told Reuters. There is no need to say more. Will they claim that every one of the 450 killed and 1000 injured was terrorists? Will they claim [...]
I can be heard (for those who care) live on KPFA’s Flashpoint today at 5:00PM (Pacific Time).
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Full transcript: my debate (along with Matthew Yglesias) versus Victor David Hansen and Laurie Mylroi on Bush and the Left. The debate was conducted through email exchanges.