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Posts Tagged ‘bush

18 billion dollars of Iraqi money missing

June 21, 2011

The Iraqi parliament speaker has told Al Jazeera that the amount of Iraqi money unaccounted for by the US is $18.7 Billion – three times more than the reported $6.6 Billion that US and Iraqi auditors reported missing last week. The Bush administration flew in a total of $20bn in cash into the country in […]

George W Bush canceling out on Geneva due to Geneva Conventions

February 10, 2011

As the news broke that former President George W. Bush had abruptly canceled his scheduled appearance in Geneva to avoid the risk of arrest on a torture complaint, my first thought was — how humiliating, not only for Bush but, by extension, for all Americans. However, those who might have expected Bush to be down […]

Fulfilling Osama Bin Laden’s 9/11 Goals

September 11, 2010

The attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, succeeded far beyond anything Osama bin Laden could possibly have envisioned. This is not just because they resulted in nearly 3,000 deaths, nor only because they struck at the heart of American financial and military power. Those outcomes were only the bait; it would remain for the United States […]

Mid East Christianity has suffered a terrible blow because of the Christian West

September 3, 2010

So the U.S. has withdrawn “victoriously” from Iraq, leaving behind “only” 50,000 troops. And “non combat” troops at that. First of all, there is no such thing as “non combat troops.”  It is a contradiction in terms.  It is illogical.  “Non-combat troops” is simply the latest in a long line of military euphemisms meant to […]

Why does the U.S. refuse to probe Bush era torture?

August 20, 2010

The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear the case of a Canadian man who contends that U.S. authorities mistook him for an al Qaeda operative and shipped him to a secret prison in Syria, where he was beaten with electrical cables and held in a grave-like cell for 10 months. And this despite the fact […]

U.S. Masters of War No More

August 9, 2010

Once begun, wars devour everything, inflicting staggering material, psychological, and moral damage. Pain vastly exceeds gain. When fighting eventually stops, the victors are left not to celebrate but to mourn. The Western way of war has run its course. After 9/11, Washington’s efforts to transform (or “liberate”) the Greater Middle East kicked into high gear. […]

Tariq Aziz: “Bush and Blair lied intentionally”

August 8, 2010

The familiar black-ringed spectacles signal to the visitor that this was Tariq Aziz, Iraq’s former face to the world – Saddam Hussein’s right-hand man, his most powerful deputy, also a practicing Christian. Iraq has been through hell since Aziz was last seen in public, days before Baghdad fell in April 2003. He has been in prison seven years […]

Bush Torture Program included Human Experimentation

June 9, 2010

In a 27-page report, “Experiments in Torture: Human Subject Research and Evidence of Experimentation in the ‘Enhanced’ Interrogation Program” (available here), the organization Physicians for Human Rights has brought into sharp focus the role played by US medical personnel in torture and human experimentation. As the introduction states, this is “the first report to reveal […]

Tony Blair and George W. Bush stand accused

April 25, 2010

From an article by a Emeritus Professor of Law, as published in a prominent Malaysian paper: Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair … stands accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity by many learned and independent scholars of international law. The case against him looks rock solid, especially after his confession to the BBC […]

Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld knowingly sent innocents to Guantánamo

April 10, 2010

George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld covered up that hundreds of innocent men were sent to Guantánamo because they feared that releasing them would harm the push for war in Iraq and the broader War on Terror, according to a new document obtained by The Times. The accusations were made by Lawrence Wilkerson, […]