The Story of How Bush Went Into Iraq, As Told by the British

The Independent confirms a report by the Guardian on a newly-revealed British memo. The memo claims that Bush made the decision to attack Iraq two months prior to the war. Furthermore, the memo states that Bush was thinking about baiting Iraq into a breach of UN resolutions by “flying U2 reconnaissance aircraft with fighter cover over Iraq, painted in UN colors.

Rumsfeld and Cheney Have Wanted to Violate FISA Since Before It Was Passed

Snooping Docs During Ford's Administration Released
By Margaret Ebrahim, Associated Press

Washington - An intense debate erupted during former U.S. president Gerald Ford's administration over the president's powers to eavesdrop without warrants to gather foreign intelligence, newly disclosed government documents revealed.

Chris Owens Plants Impeachment Tree in Brooklyn

By Bob Fertik,

Brooklyn's 11th District is an open seat because long-time progressive Rep. Major Owens is retiring. His son, Chris Owens, is carrying his father's progressive torch into a crowded primary this September. Chris Owens made headlines this week when he declared his support for impeaching George Bush.

Showing their desperation: Rumsfeld compares Chavez to Hitler

By Derrick O'Keefe, Seven Oaks Magazine, Canada

The only real surprise is that it took this long.

On Thursday, February 2, the U.S. government’s senior hawk, Donald Rumsfeld, stooped to the Hitler ‘analogy’ in a show of his administration’s increasing desperation at the consolidation of the Bolivarian Revolution and the rise of the Left in Latin America. The Secretary of Defense delivered the clumsy slur against the (repeatedly) democratically elected president of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez:

'Talkin' Texan' Means Lyin' Big

By Robert Parry,

On Feb. 1, the day after his State of the Union Address, George W. Bush stood on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry and delighted his audience by talking “Texan,

Powell's Former Chief of Staff Lawrence Wilkerson Calls Pre-War Intelligence a 'Hoax on the American People'

Press Release Source: NOW on PBS

Powell's Former Chief of Staff Lawrence Wilkerson Calls Pre-War Intelligence a 'Hoax on the American People' Tonight on PBS Program 'NOW'

NEW YORK, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- In an interview airing tonight on the PBS weekly newsmagazine NOW, Colin Powell's former Chief of Staff Lawrence Wilkerson makes the startling claim that much of Powell's landmark speech to the United Nations laying out the Bush Administration's case for the Iraq war was false.


Secrecy News Blog:

Congressional Research Service (CRS) analyses of the Bush
Administration's domestic surveillance activity have been
exceptionally influential, and their influence has been magnified

Today Show Tomorrow

Tomorrow (Monday) the Today Show on NBC plans to broadcast live from the Piazza Navona in Rome, Italy. We have reason to expect peace activists will make a surprise appearance -- stay tuned.

U.S. is back in assassination business

By Patrick Shea, Salt Lake Tribune

Thirty-one years ago I worked for Sen. Frank Church of Idaho on the first U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee. What began as an analytic investigation of the U.S. intelligence community rapidly devolved into a much-televised investigation into the U.S. policy of attempting to assassinate foreign leaders.

14 More Bodies Found Dumped in Baghdad

Sunnis Say Police Harbor Death Squads
By Jonathan Finer, Washington Post

BAGHDAD, Feb. 4 -- In what has become a grisly, but almost daily occurrence in the Iraqi capital, police Saturday discovered 14 bodies, shot in the head and dumped in a Baghdad neighborhood.

Prime Minister refuses to meet mother of Iraq war victim

By Paul Hutcheon, Scottish Political Editor, Sunday Herald (UK)

Tony Blair has declined to meet the mother of a teenage soldier killed during the Iraq war, provoking an angry reaction and condemnation from other politicians.

Democrats in Marin County, Calif., back impeachment

Marin Independent Journal

THE DEMOCRATIC Central Committee of Marin approved a resolution Thursday night that calls for the impeachment of President Bush for what it considers to be illegal domestic wiretapping of American citizens.

Free Speech TV presents: Congressional Progressive Caucus - Alternative State of the Union

Members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus present an alternative vision for the United States of America on the morning of the President's State of the Union address. This special forum at the Democratic National Committee headquarters proposes a new direction for the country, articulating concrete plans for achieving change. Progressive Caucus leaders discuss issues ranging from the environment to how to bring our troops home from Iraq to ending the Republican culture of corruption and cronyism to health care reform to rebuilding New Orleans and the Gulf Coast and achieving broad-based economic growth. For more information:

More Allegations of Libby Lies Revealed

By Carol D. Leonnig, Washington Post

Judge's report shows Cheney aide is accused of broad deception.

The special prosecutor in the CIA leak case alleged that Vice President Cheney's former chief of staff was engaged in a broader web of deception than was previously known and repeatedly lied to conceal that he had been a key source for reporters about undercover operative Valerie Plame, according to court records released yesterday.

From Box Cutters to Nukes: George Bush’s Snake Oil by Gerald Rellick

An OTR Editorial

By terrorism standards the attacks of 9/11 were spectacularly successful, not only in the extent of death and destruction they produced, but in instilling a deep sense of horror in the American public. But the attacks were carried out with the crudest of instruments: commercial airliners hijacked by a dozen men armed only with boxcutters who then played out their roles as sucide bombers. In spite of the incredible boldness of the attacks, it was just another variation on an old theme. Nevertheless, there were those who claimed that terrorism had entered a new era, and that “9/11 changed everything.

Manufacturing Crisis and Leviathan

All libertarians know about Crisis and Leviathan - not just the great book by Robert Higgs, but the simple principle too: when bad things happen government almost always benefits, and further, the "ratchet effect" makes it so that when government power grows it is nearly impossible to get the lost liberty and money back - nevermind the lives, death is pretty much permanent.


By John McConnell

Now is humanity's greatest opportunity. The circumstances are right for an all-out World Peace Blitz that will end the human family's long history of war and violence -- by eliminating its causes.

An Open Letter to Bubba

By Charlie Anderson, Operation Iraqi Freedom Veteran

I’ve seen you around. I’ve seen you driving your gas guzzling SUV with the “Support Our Troops

White House Memo Discussed in Italy

Londra, 3 feb. (Adnkronos) - Il 31 gennaio 2003 George Bush, pronto a muovere guerra all'Iraq anche in assenza di una seconda risoluzione Onu, discusse con Tony Blair dell'ipotesi di 'fabbricare' il pretesto per attaccare Saddam facendo sorvolare ad un aereo da ricognizione U2 con i colori Onu il paese nella speranza che il dittatore iracheno lo abbattesse. A rivelarlo e' Philippe Sands, avvocato ed esperto di diritto, autore di una nuova edizione di 'Lawless World' in cui cita un Memorandum della Casa Bianca in cui si riferisce il contenuto del colloquio.

Pentagon spy list classifies UC Santa Cruz anti-war protest as "credible threat"

By Shira Zucker, Mills College Weekly, CA

A number of college students were thrust into the fray of a national debate on covert domestic spying programs over winter break when NBC news released a leaked internal U.S. Military document that classified several student-organized anti-war demonstrations as "suspicious incidents."

Pentagon Database Leaves No Child Alone

By Mike Ferner

All over the country, organized citizens are fighting to restrict the military’s presence in schools. But having recruiters troll high school cafeterias is just one way the Pentagon inundates our youngsters with messages to “Go Army!

More News from the New Gestapo

The State of the Union's Mystery Suspect
An anti-war activist and a congressman's wife weren't the only ones detained by the Capitol Police
TIME Magazine, Feb. 04, 2006

The Situation Room

The Situation Room January 23, 2006

Mr. Belafonte, thanks very much. Welcome to THE SITUATION ROOM.

Belafonte: Thank you, Mr. Blitzer.

Blitzer: The new Gestapo. You know, those are powerful words, calling an



From George McAnanama, Veterans For Peace

Newfane resolution seeks to impeach president

By HOWARD WEISS-TISMAN, Brattleboro Reformer

Saturday, February 04, 2006 - NEWFANE -- Among votes to approve the budget and education spending at Town Meeting, residents will wade into national waters and vote from the floor for the impeachment of President George W. Bush.

Sheeler attempts to impeach Bush

By NICOLE WIETRAK, Coventry Courier

PROVIDENCE - At a state house press conference Wednesday, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate and West Greenwich resident Carl Sheeler made a call out to Rhode Island Congressmen James R. Langevin (D-02) and Patrick J. Kennedy (D-01) to assist U.S. Representative John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) to initiate impeachment hearings for President George W. Bush.

Area Residents Protest Bush

Across the country today people are protesting the Bush administration's policy of wiretapping Americans without a warrant...some here in the Lehigh Valley are even calling for impeachment.

Damp in Numbers but Not in Fervor

A Few Thousand Protesters Brave the Rain to Deliver an Antiwar, Anti-Bush Message
By Theresa Vargas, Washington Post

As he waited for a 30-foot-high effigy of President George W. Bush to fall, Freddy Taiefero told the story of how he ended up here. Homeless in Atlanta a day ago, he now was amid a few thousand protesters on the soggy ground by the Washington Monument.

New Details Revealed on CIA Leak Case

By David Johnston, New York Times

Washington - Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff told prosecutors that Mr. Cheney had informed him "in an off sort of curiosity sort of fashion" in mid-June 2003 about the identity of the CIA officer at the heart of the leak case, according to a formerly secret legal opinion, parts of which were made public on Friday.

Photos from Today's World Can't Wait Rally in DC


Hundreds stood for hours in bitter cold wind and pouring rain. Granny D brought the sky down.


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