Archive for December 25, 2004
La Foret, 1870. Pissarro.
The changing face of poverty: Millions of Americans live in poverty, more families are suffering and hunger is seen growing.
“An Intelligence Gap Hinders U.S. in Iraq.” Intelligence gap or lack of intelligence?
The crazies of Empire have not had enough bombings yet: US may strike at Ba’athists in Syria.
Who is Maher Arar?
Army Historian Cites Lack of Postwar Plan: Major Calls Effort in Iraq ‘Mediocre’. (thanks Munzir).
Full text. The Developing Iraqi Insurgency: Status at End-2004, by Anthony H. Cordesman. “It is important to note that Ambassador Bremer did this with strong encouragement Ã¢â‚¬â€œ if not pressure Ã¢â‚¬â€œ from Iraqi exile leaders like Ahmed Chalabi.” But the US government is not a child who was led astray by Ahmed Chalabi. Come on. [...]
Humane Empire. “Liberated” Fallujah: “Returning families will face serious privation. With water purifying plants and distribution systems largely destroyed, officials have built 24 temporary water tanks. They will give out water cans; returnees will have to fetch supplies by hand. Residents will also receive food aid, and kerosene to fuel generators for lighting. Every returning [...]
Falluja Returnees Angry, ‘City Unfit for Animals’.