October 13,  2003 Monday 

Bush Faulted From Both Sides
Newsday - 10-13-03
... In the first week of the administration's public relations campaign to explain its Iraq policy, Lugar noted that Vice President Dick Cheney, Secretary of State Colin Powell, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and Rice had given speeches in which the tone "was distinctly different" and that senators were rightly concerned about "the strength, the coherence of our policies."...
France probes 'misuse of funds' in gas project
Financial Times (subscription), UK - 10-13-03
... The consortium included a subsidiary of Halliburton, the US oilfield services group headed at the time by Dick Cheney, now the US vice-president. ...
Planning the Budget for 2 Countries at Once
New York Times - 10 -13-03
... like a giveaway to American contractors doing business in Iraq, like Kellogg, Brown & Root, a subsidiary of Halliburton, which was Vice President Dick Cheney's ...

Dick sure brought honor and dignity to the White House.

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Congress likely to pass White House 87 billion Iraq request:
Channel News Asia, Singapore - 10-13-03

... at great cost to taxpayers already facing a massive budget ... what he sees as mismanagement by the George W. Bush administration of the Iraq war ...

"In a recent press conference Donald Rumsfeld said that he had no idea that the U.S. was reorganizing the leadership structure in Iraq and that nobody had consulted him. Rumsfeld was furious and said, 'I'm tired of being treated like President Bush.'" óConan O'Brien

El Stinko to High Heaveno

By Molly Ivins

AUSTIN, Texas -- Not that any of us is in a position to criticize the Great Scriptwriter in the Sky, but don't you think She's been going a little heavy on the irony lately?

All those folks who had conniption fits over Bill Clinton's affair are now pooh-poohing Arnold Schwarzenegger's sexual misconduct -- and vice versa. The right-wingers who are always griping about Hollywood stars who express political opinions -- "Shut Up and Sing" -- suddenly find an actor perfectly fit for high political office based on his experience as The Terminator...

"People say 'Arnold we don't know where you stand on the issues.' He said, 'Don't worry, I will clear everything up on my new weekly Sunday affairs' show, 'Grope the Press.'" óDavid Letterman

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The Wrong Message
Washington Post 10-13-03
... with PRESIDENT BUSH SENT the wrong message when he announced, in response to a reporter's question last week, that he has "no idea whether we'll find out" who disclosed the identity of CIA undercover operative Valerie Plame to columnist Robert D. Novak....

"Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake."
Napoleon Bonaparte

Philadelphia mayor rallies support from House leader amid news of ...
San Francisco Chronicle, CA - 10-13-03
Mayor John Street drew the support of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and
other prominent Democrats on Sunday who worked to rejuvenate a re-election ...

       Philadelphia's mayor confirmed as FBI 'subject' - Washington Times
       Supporters of Philadelphia mayor question timing of FBI probe - Tacoma News Tribune
       Supporters of Philadelphia mayor question timing of FBI probe - Raleigh News

RUSH LIMBAUGH: Detox where? "Clintonesque"?. Self-Destructive? ...
Indymedia Italia, Italy - 10-13-03
... On the same day the National Enquirer published a followup article on Rush Limbaugh's
drug addiction, he announced he is going in for detoxification, the third ...

       Raw Data: Rush Limbaugh's Statement - FOX News
       Rush Limbaugh acknowledges he is addicted to painkillers - Baltimore Sun
       Rush Limbaugh admits addiction to painkillers - San Jose Mercury News

Secrets and leaks: a formula for scandal
The Tallahassee Democrat - Oct 12, 2003
If the Bush team doesn't watch it with the cheap lies and ... of Valerie Plame, CIA
operative and wife of prominent administration critic Joseph Wilson ...





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