Philip Shenon and Jim Rutenberg of The New York Times report: “Daniel J. Metcalfe, a lawyer who began his government career in the Nixon administration and retired from the Justice Department last winter, said morale at the department was worse under Attorney General Alberto R.
Gonzales than during Watergate.”
Iraqi Leader Tells Bush: Get General Petraeus Out
Damien McElroy, The Telegraph UK, writes: “Relations between the top United States general in Iraq and Nouri al-Maliki, the country’s prime minister, are so bad that the Iraqi leader made a direct appeal for his removal to President George W. Bush.”
Joshua Holland | Healthcare: A Sick Way to Prop Up an Ailing Economy http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/072807C.shtml
“If current trends continue, 30 percent to 40 percent of all new jobs created in the United States over the next 25 years will be in the healthcare business. Mandel argued that this trend is partly responsible for the United States’ low overall unemployment rate. So, is a healthcare economy a bad thing?” asks Joshua Holland, writing for Alternet.org.
As US Rebuilds, Iraq Won’t Act on Finished Work
The New York Times’ James Glanz reports: “Iraq’s national government is refusing to take possession of thousands of American-financed reconstruction projects, forcing the United States either to hand them over to local Iraqis, who often lack the proper training and resources to keep the
projects running, or commit new money to an effort that has already consumed billions of taxpayer dollars.”
Book Review | An Army of None
Jeremy Brecher reviews the brand new book,”Army of None: Strategies to Counter Military Recruitment, End War, and Build a Better World,” (Seven Stories Press, August 2007) by Aimee Allison and David Solnit,” for Truthout.
Five Years Later, Cameraman Still Held at Guantanamo
Shashank Bengali, McClatchy Newspapers, says, “A 38-year-old cameraman for the Arabic news network al Jazeera, Hajj has been imprisoned as an ‘enemy combatant’ at the US naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for five years, but never charged with any crime. He was arrested by Pakistani police in December 2001 while on his way to a news assignment in Afghanistan, but he’s denied having any links to terrorism.”
Travelers Face Greater Use of Personal Data
Paul Lewis and Spencer S. Hsu of The Washington Post report: “The United States and the European Union have agreed to expand a security program that shares personal data about millions of US-bound airline passengers a year,
potentially including information about a person’s race, ethnicity, religion and health.”
VIDEO | Health Care for All
By Geoffrey Millard, Lance Page and Scott Galindez
The Campaign for America’s Future, sponsors of the annual “Take Back America Conference,” announced that they are launching a campaign called “Health Care for All.” Truthout was there and we interviewed Ned Lamont and Congressional candidate Donna Edwards who were part of the launching of the campaign.