Thursday, August 31, 2006

WMDs, in Iraq and in Utah -- GWB Spins Futility

Former weapons inspector disappointed with handling of concerns - 31 Aug 2006 at 8:54am - A former weapons inspector in Iraq says he is deeply disappointed with the way the Federal Government handled his concerns about CIA interference in the search for weapons of mass destruction.

Generations later, U.S. destroys its mustard gas - 31 Aug 2006 at 8:57am - DESERET CHEMICAL DEPOT, Utah (Reuters) - As Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan laid waste to Europe and Asia in World War II, the United States ramped up production of mustard gas to respond to any chemical attack.

WP: Bush team casts foes as defeatist - 31 Aug 2006 at 9:23am - President Bush and his surrogates are launching a new campaign intended to rebuild support for the war in Iraq by accusing the opposition of aiming to appease terrorists and cut off funding for troops on the battlefield, charges that many Democrats say distort their stated positions.

Bush Speech Links Iraq War And Nazis - 31 Aug 2006 at 8:30pm - President Bush opened a series of speeches on Iraq and terrorism by likening the struggle against Islamic fundamentalism with the fight against Nazis and communists. He said that pulling out of Iraq now would be "absolutely disastrous."

Will it be any less disastrous to pull out six months from now? A year from now? Five years from now? Will pulling out be any more disastrous than staying in?

U.S. erred in Iraq rebuilding program: auditor - 31 Aug 2006 at 10:06am - BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The U.S. government should have been quicker to employ local firms to help rebuild Iraq instead of relying on U.S. corporations whose contracts gave them no incentive to minimize costs, a U.S. official said on Thursday.

Senate puts Tomlinson nomination on hold - 31 Aug 2006 at 11:14am - WASHINGTON -- The Senate Foreign Relations Committee does not plan to act on President Bush's re-nomination of an agency head accused of misusing government money.


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