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Pentagon Requests Billions More for War

Remember when that genius Paul Wolfowitz told Congress that Iraqi oil would more than cover the cost of the occupation? Oops, we need $120 billion more just to get through this year. And Bush made this guy the head of the World Bank? | story

Posted on Feb 3, 2006 READ MORE


Gore Vidal’s State of the Union

The famed novelist, playwright and social activist continues his 30-year-old tradition of delivering his own State of the Union address. | streaming media and transcript at Democracy Now!

Posted on Feb 1, 2006 READ MORE


Army troops from Fort Riley, Kan., listen to President Bush deliver a speech about the war on terror
Charlie Riedel / AP

Army Stretched to the Breaking Point, Study Finds

Whoa, whoa, whoa, dock those Swift Boats! It’s not a liberal Democratic senator making the charge. It’s a retired Army officer working for the Pentagon. | story

Posted on Jan 24, 2006 READ MORE


Meanwhile, Back in Afghanistan

With Al Qaeda and the Taliban on the rise in a country we supposedly “liberated,” Bush is cynically hoping Afghanistan will once again recede from the global stage into unseen anarchy.

Posted on Jan 17, 2006 READ MORE


Al Qaeda, Taliban on Rise in Afghanistan: Report

Remember the “other” country we liberated? The Independent reports that it’s going back to hell in a handbasket. | story

Posted on Jan 17, 2006 READ MORE


Pakistanis: “Death to U.S.”

Thousands take to the streets of Karachi to protest a deadly air attack that killed at least 17. | story
The airstrike’s target, Al Qaeda’s top deputy,  Ayman al-Zawahiri, reportedly had been invited to dinner at the raid site but decided not to go.

Posted on Jan 15, 2006 READ MORE


Pakistani tribal villagers view damage caused by airstrikes in the northwestern village of Damadola, near the  Afghan border in Pakistan, where 17 people were killed Jan. 14.
Mohammad Zubair / AP

Pakistan Condemns ‘Zawahiri’ Strike

A purported CIA airstrike aimed at the top Al Qaeda deputy turns out to be another screw-up; 17 reported dead. | story

Posted on Jan 14, 2006 READ MORE


High School Teacher Beheaded in Afghanistan

Suspected Taliban insurgents targeting educated community leaders | more

Posted on Jan 4, 2006 READ MORE


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