Nation Topics - George W. Bush
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The Bush Administration is not a dictatorship, but it has all the markings of one in embryonic form. Bush has declared himself to be above the law, and members of Congress have no choice but to accept the challenge. Either the President upholds the laws of this country, or he must leave office.
Ethnic cleansing, chemical weapons, self-appointed executioners: Sound
familiar? The US occupation in Iraq has created conditions just as
bad--if not worse--than Saddam Hussein's ruthless regime. And the
increasingly isolated George W. Bush insists on staying the course.
Given the Administration's record of attacking Al Jazeera verbally and
militarily, is it conceivable that President Bush tried to convince
Tony Blair to bomb its international headquarters? Only publication of
an explosive memo will prove it.
When George W. Bush met Muhammad Ali at the White House last week, the
Champ had one last rope-a-dope up his sleeve. You don't have to guess
who won this match.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez and Argentine soccer hero Diego
Maradona led thousands in a massive rebuke of George W. Bush, his trade
policies and his neoconservative agenda at the Summit of the Americas in
Mar del Plata Argentina. Despite some sporadic violence, the protest
focused on developing indigenous alternatives to US-led trade
Bush's lavish subsidies and reckless attempts to export democracy
through the barrel of a gun violate conservative principles. Republican
realists are finally catching on.
The Bush Administration should be prosecuted for conspiracy to defraud
the United States by using half-truths and recklessly false statements
to lead the country into an illegal war. This article, is a
collaboration with TomDispatch.com.
Indictments or not, what America knows now about the outing of Valerie
Plame is that Bush Administration officials deliberately leaked
information that potentially damaged the nation--then lied about it.
As the Bush Administration's incompetence turns Iraq into a terrorist
training camp, Americans should look to FDR, who waged war for
unavoidable threats, not ideology, while still fostering good will
among US allies.
Where normal human
beings see a storm-devastated community, George W. Bush sees only a