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Generals v. Rumsfeld
From nytimes.com

Sixth General Calls for Rumseld’s Ouster

Read the New York Times’ take on the growing list. But check out CNN’s “Five reasons why Rumsfeld won’t leave easily.” Also, Bush is standing firmly with his war architect.
Update: Rep. Harold Ford calls for Rumsfeld’s resignation.

Posted on Apr 14, 2006 READ MORE


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‘Liberated’ Iraqis Turned Into Refugees

An estimated 65,000 Iraqis have fled their homes as a result of chaos, intimidation and sectarian violence bred by “Operation Iraqi Freedom.” U.N. officials expect Iraq’s internal refugee problem to grow.

Posted on Apr 13, 2006 READ MORE


McClellan Wants Media to Apologize for Trailers Story

The White House spokesman said news networks should apologize for reporting on the Washington Post’s story about the phony Iraqi weapons trailers. But when reporters quizzed him on what Bush knew and when he knew it, McClellan ducked the question.

Posted on Apr 12, 2006 READ MORE


Pigs Tested


From stopanimaltesting.com

PETA Exposes Taser Tests on Pigs

The animal rights organization has obtained video footage of pigs being stunned with Taser guns as part of a Pentagon nonlethal weapons testing program. (This video is not for the queasy.)

Posted on Apr 12, 2006 READ MORE


William Sloane Coffin
From washingtonpost.com

William Sloane Coffin (1924-2006)

The bold and unconventional former Yale chaplain became internationally renowned for his activism against the Vietnam War and in support of civil rights. He died at 81 of congestive heart failure.

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Retired Maj. Gen. John Batiste
From washingtonpost.com

Fourth Top General Calls on Rumsfeld to Resign

The retired commander, who was leading key forces in Iraq just a year ago, told CNN: “It speaks volumes that guys like me are speaking out from retirement about the leadership climate in the Department of Defense.”

Posted on Apr 12, 2006 READ MORE


Chris Hitchens on Hardball
From crooksandliars.com

Powell’s Iraq Admission Reverberating

Colin Powell’s controversial claim (made to Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer) that he never believed Iraq posed an imminent nuclear threat has renewed the debate about Powell’s culpability in the Iraq debacle. Check out Vanity Fair’s Chris Hitchens and Newsweek’s Evan Thomas discussing the issue on “Hardball” or read Jane Hamsher’s take at Firedoglake.

Posted on Apr 12, 2006 READ MORE


Analysts: Iran Is Years Away From Making Bomb

Tehran lacks the skills, materials and equipment to make a nuclear weapon, experts tell the New York Times.

Posted on Apr 12, 2006 READ MORE


Military Funeral
From Interventionmag.com

U.S. Death Toll Climbs Sharply in Iraq

Just 12 days into April, 33 soldiers have been killed—a figure that surpasses American military deaths for all of March. For several months, U.S. soldiers’ deaths had been on the wane, but they now are rising quickly, especially in the heart of the Sunni Arab insurgency.

Posted on Apr 12, 2006 READ MORE


Food Writer Strips Away Whole Foods Myths

Author Michael Pollan tells Truthdig: “[Whole Foods is] very cleverly designed, but ... it’s based on illusions…. If you go to the farm depicted on those labels, you find that in fact things look a little bit different.”

Posted on Apr 12, 2006 READ MORE


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