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From saintfillans.org.nz

Anglican Leader: Don’t Teach Creationism in Schools

Rowan Williams, the leader of the Church of England, emphatically criticizes the teaching of creationism in schools.

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Two Reports: U.S. Soldiers Killed Many Iraqi Civilians

Two separate claims of American soldiers murdering Iraqi civilians have arisen. One report involves the alleged killing of 15 people, including a 3-year-old girl; the second involves the alleged murder of 11, including a 75-year-old woman and a 6-month-old infant.

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From ThinkProgress.com

Three Years of War in Iraq: a Timeline

The blog ThinkProgress has put together a stellar walk-through of the major events of the conflict. (Above: Bush’s infamous “Mission Accomplished” speech aboard an aircraft carrier.)

Posted on Mar 21, 2006 READ MORE


Report: Bush’s Incorrect Forecasts Wrecking his Credibility

Three years of falsely upbeat predictions about the Iraq war are harming the president’s ability to restore confidence in his military operation and his presidency, according to GOP pollsters and strategists, reports the Washington Post.

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Washington Post: President’s Iraq Success Story a ‘Tall’ Tale

The paper throws cold water on Bush’s much-touted claim that the Tall Afar region of Iraq is a case study in the U.S.’ ability to help restore stability to a war-torn area. (Check out the transcript of Bush’s speech—particularly the unscripted Q & A session at the end.)

 

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From crooksandliars.com

Olbermann: Who does Bush ‘think he’s F’n kidding?’

The MSNBC anchor uses a clip from Bush’s own State of the Union address to contradict the president’s claim on Monday that he never made a direct connection between 9/11 and Saddam Hussein.
Olbermann then says: “Who does the president think he’s F’n kidding?”
Hats off to Olbermann for showing the backbone that is so often absent in media coverage of the president’s claims.

Posted on Mar 21, 2006 READ MORE


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AP

Afghan Could Get Death for Becoming a Christian

He converted to Christianity 16 years ago as an aid worker in Pakistan, an offense punishable by death under Sharia law. (Above: A judge holds the accused’s Bible.)
If you’re shaking your head over this resurgence of religious fundamentalism, check out this earlier story on the Taliban’s return to Afghanistan.

Posted on Mar 20, 2006 READ MORE


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From healingiraq.blogspot.com

Iraqi Blogger Writes of Harrowing Existence

The Washington Post ran a week’s worth of postings by a young, UK-raised Iraqi dentist who describes the unnerving experience of living “between the hammer of terrorists and the anvil of American, British and Iraqi security forces.”
(Also, check out his blog, Healing Iraq, with his bio.)

Posted on Mar 20, 2006 READ MORE


Congressman: Bush Signed Bill That Didn’t Pass Congress

Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) has asked the White House why the president signed a version of the Budget Reconciliation Act that apparently did not pass the House.
Also, check out a lawsuit on the issue, and an earlier news report.

Posted on Mar 20, 2006 READ MORE


Did the AP Erase a Video of a War Crime?

The Associated Press erased a video of an unprovoked Israeli soldier shooting Palestinian children in 2004—according to a journalist conducting a study of the AP’s practices in the region.

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