Missing the Benchmark: The Iraqis’ Failure to Pass the U.S.-Authored Oil Law… more

These are a few news items of interest from News Trust:

Missing the Benchmark: The Iraqis’ Failure to Pass the U.S.-Authored Oil LawReview this Story
The Smirking Chimp – By Gary Leupp – Jul 27, 2007 (Blog Post) – Full Story
When it became apparent as of mid-2003 that there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, the mendacious Bush administration found a scapegoat: the CIA and its “intelligence failures.” No matter that the lies about Iraq originated in the circle around the Vice President, rather than the intelligence community More »


Saudis’ Role in Iraq Frustrates U.S. OfficialsReview this Story
New York Times – By Helene Cooper, Mark Mazzetti, Jim Rutenberg, Richard Oppel – Jul 27, 2007 (News Analysis) – Full Story
Bush administration officials are voicing increasing anger at what they say has been Saudi Arabia’s counterproductive role in the Iraq war. They say that beyond regarding Mr. Maliki as an Iranian agent, the Saudis have offered financial support to Sunni groups in Iraq. Of an estimated 60 to 80 foreign fighters who enter Iraq each month, American military and intelligence officials say that nearly half are coming from Saudi Arabia and that the Saudis have not done enough to stem the flow. More »


Federal Lawmakers From Coast to Coast Are Under InvestigationReview this Story
New York Times – By Philip Shenon – Jul 27, 2007 (News Report) – Full Story
The way Representative John T. Doolittle has been talking about it back home in California, his indictment on federal corruption charges is only a matter of time.

Mr. Doolittle acknowledges that the Justice Department pressed him this spring to accept a plea bargain and confess to criminal charges involving his relationship with the corrupt lobbyist Jack Abramoff; he says he refused the deal. His public relations situation has become so desperate that he and his wife, Julie, went on a local talk-radio show in Sacramento several weeks ago to describe, in detail, the four-hour F.B.I. raid that was carried out in April on their Virginia home. More »


8 Responses to Missing the Benchmark: The Iraqis’ Failure to Pass the U.S.-Authored Oil Law… more

  1. Stephen says:

    Well, good for the Iraqi lawmakers. Hopefully they will keep it up.


  2. “BENCHMARK”… I love it.

    Peace & Economic Equality: what do YOU want?

    Yell Fire!“: Bush to freeze peace activist assets? – Executive Order to “Blocking Property of Certain Persons Who Threaten Stabilization Efforts in Iraq: & yes, this includes DOCTORS & LAWYERS who *assist* the politically ‘untouchable’-cum-Dalit activists…

    *sigh* those poor bastards are HOSTAGES while the US Corporations use NATO military to strongarm the other nations into not contesting the PSAs…

    why are they dodging that ‘benchmark’? for the same reason everyone is pouring into the region…

    The Peoples of Iraq & their Parliamentary representatives are being used as a HOSTAGE & CAUTIONARY TALE for struggling against American corporatized occupations.

    Days of Miracle & Wonder“: 9/11 “Loose Change” documentarian detained & charged

    “TERMS” of Endearment: Harper Tories primed for fresh policy as ‘first term’ nears end: Mulroney

    ROVE SUBPOENAED! “let the GAMES BEGIN!”: Democrats urge perjury probe of Gonzales

    Spread Love…
    … but wear the Glove!

    BlueBerry Pick’n
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    “We, two, form a multitude” ~ Ovid
    “Silent Freedom is Freedom Silenced”


  3. ThisCanadian says:

    “Days of Miracle

    Loose Change director arrested.
    Canadians, who aren’t” 9/11 Truthers”, might remember this documentary from CBC’s Fifth Estate special, “9/11: Truth, Lies


  4. ThisCanadian says:


    “But news of the scheme — formally called the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP) — is finally breaking out of the secret chambers of the ruling elite and the federal government. This is both good news and bad. It’s good that…


  5. ThisCanadian says:

    “Mainstream Media Monopoly”: Tyee’s Media Backgrounder

    Canadian Media Monopoly: a review by the Tyee, a video…


  6. ThisCanadian says:

    Antonia Juhasz: The Bush Agenda: Water and Corporate Globalization / Bechtel in Cochabamba, Bolivia

    Water rights articles by an issue agitating pioneer, Antonia Juhasz


  7. ThisCanadian says:

    “The new Age of Ignorance”

    why is ignorance bliss in contemporary society?
    maybe because we crucify anyone who has an opinion that doesn’t match ours?

    “Given that science informs so much of our culture, and so many of us have such patchy knowledge, it is surprising that such …


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