...In Venezuela they are making poverty history by using the country's wealth to make society richer. And when the rest of the world is saying that it is impossible to erase homelessness in Stockholm, rebuild the underground in New York, or feed and educate everybody in the African continent Venezuela is doing all these things. Neoliberalism is a system that puts on hold the possible and calls it impossible. Maybe socialism in the XXI century is to make people dream about the impossible and make it possible...
THE American general who commanded allied air forces during the Iraq war appears to have admitted in a briefing to American and British officers that coalition aircraft waged a secret air war against Iraq from the middle of 2002, nine months before the invasion began...If those raids exceeded the need to maintain security in the no-fly zones of southern and northern Iraq, they would leave President George W Bush and Tony Blair vulnerable to allegations that they had acted illegally...
""We are making very good progress on it. But when you go to the very difficult question of dealing with sanctuaries in sovereign states, you're dealing with a problem of our sense of international obligation, fair play.
"We have to find a way to work in a conventional world in unconventional ways that are acceptable to the international community.""
what the f*ck? didn't we invade 2 countries and kill 10's of thousands of people to get osama bin laden? but now we are worried about "fair play'?
”We have a stronger jihadi presence in Iraq today than in March 2003,” noted Roger Cressey, the former director for Transnational Threats in Bush's National Security Council at a briefing at the libertarian Cato Institute earlier this week. http://www.commondreams.org/headlines04/0911-01.htm
According to a "top secret British document", quoted by the BBC "there is nothing but enmity between Iraq and Al Qaeda." The BBC said the leak came from intelligence officials upset that their work was being used to justify war." (quoted in Daily News, New York, 6 February 2003). http://www.globalresearch.ca/articles/CHO303D.html
Iraq-al Qaeda links weak, say former Bush officials
Three former Bush administration officials who worked on intelligence and national security issues have told National Journal that the prewar evidence tying al Qaeda to Iraq was tenuous, exaggerated, and often at odds with the conclusions of key intelligence agencies. http://www.govexec.com/dailyfed/0803/080803nj2.htm
Split at C.I.A. and F.B.I. On Iraqi Ties to Al Qaeda
"…analysts at the Central Intelligence Agency have complained that senior administration officials have exaggerated the significance of some intelligence reports about Iraq, particularly about its possible links to terrorism, in order to strengthen their political argument for war, government officials said."
"At the Federal Bureau of Investigation, some investigators said they were baffled by the Bush administration's insistence on a solid link between Iraq and Osama bin Laden|s network. "We've been looking at this hard for more than a year and you know what, we just don't think it's there," a government official said." http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F70D1EF8...
Bush administration hyped sketchy and false evidence to push for war The Bush administration’s claim that Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein had ties to al Qaeda — one of the administration’s central arguments for a pre-emptive war — appears to have been based on even less solid intelligence than the administration’s claims that Iraq had hidden stocks of chemical and biological weapons.
Nearly a year after U.S. and British troops invaded Iraq, no evidence has turned up to verify allegations of Saddam’s links with al Qaeda, and several key parts of the administration’s case have either proved false or seem increasingly doubtful. http://www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/2004/03/04/news/na...
bush's own hand-picked Republican weapons hunter ISG, Dr. David Kay;
David Kay was on the ground for months investigating the activities of Hussein's regime. He concluded "But we simply did not find any evidence of extensive links with Al Qaeda, or for that matter any real links at all."
You and your rightwingnuts sure are managing to OUT-TERRORIST and OUT-SAVAGE a handful of Saudi terrorists & savages in your total ignorance (while the Kuwaiti-Pakistani 911 mastermind sits in a jail in Pakistan and we can't go get OBL although you "know where he is", because the "US respects sovereign nations").
You've made us all LESS SAFE NOW, while killing tens of thousands of innocent people, including Americans. WELL DONE, ROVE! The terrorists love ya, baby!
""Things aren't getting better; they're getting worse. The White House is completely disconnected from reality," Hagel tells U.S. News. "It's like they're just making it up as they go along. The reality is that we're losing in Iraq.""
" The thought that I could not say, with complete confidence, that my country would never throw people in jail and torture them, would never beat innocent taxi drivers to death for no reason, would never ship prisoners off to be tortured in other countries, and would never try to lock up its citizens without charges, trial or counsel -- that was among the most horrifying thoughts I have ever had. And it was horrifying because I love my country, and because I love it not just because it is mine, but because of what it stands for. And I cannot stand to see it thrown away. "
" This administration has set us on the path to fiscal disaster. When it came into office, America was in decent fiscal shape: we needed to pay down more of our debt, but we were on track to do so. Now we are facing this. And yet virtually no conservatives, as far as I can tell, are calling for a repeal of the Bush tax cuts, or any other step that would make a serious dent in the deficit that will undermine our prosperity if we don't do something about it. "
"The Rev. Larry Davis purchased a Porsche with some of the more than
$700,000 he stole from the First Baptist Church of Cold Spring -
sometimes brazenly withdrawing the money at horse racetrack ATMs, a
federal prosecutor says."