November 12,  2003 Wednesday

Another day, another rationale for Iraq war
Baltimore Sun, MD - 11-12-03
WASHINGTON - President Bush, in his shifting rationales for the war in Iraq, is now justifying it with a grand vision of extending democracy throughout the ...
       PBS: 'Reporting America at War' - Washington Post
       A day to mourn rising Iraq toll - The Age
Iraq war toll hits 55,000 : report
ABC Online, Australia - 11-12-03
... The report has also found the war compounded Iraq's ... United States President George W Bush has honoured troops killed in Iraq during a ceremony at Arlington ...
Bremer recalled for talks on Iraq
Baltimore Sun, MD - 11-12-03
President Bush's national security adviser, Condoleezza Rice, said in a television interview that the Iraq ... of US civilian administrator L. Paul Bremer III ...
       US blocks payout to Gulf war veterans - Guardian

Today's edition is late because I lost the page I was building this morning.  It's the liberal's fault.


Al-Qaeda poses terror threat during Bush's visit to London
The Hindu, India - 11-12-03
... Tony Blair, a staunch ally of Bush, is struggling to prevent anti-war protesters from causing a full-scale security crisis during the US President's visit. ...

       Businesses fret over Bush visit - Reuters

         British government defends Bush visit - USA Today


Bush increases *IQ Each day!
*Iraqi Quagmire

Cheney Theme of Qaeda Ties to Iraq Bombings Are Questioned ...
Common Dreams - 11-12-03
WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 — Vice President Dick Cheney has in recent speeches mentioned the major bombings in Iraq this past summer in the same breath as the deadly strikes in Bali, Casablanca and Riyadh, which authorities say were carried out by Al Qaeda or groups affiliated with it.

The clear implication is that militants linked to Al Qaeda were responsible for the Iraq bombings, too....

"Ignore Rush Limbaugh-- A Waste is a Terrible Thing To Mind!"


Karl Rove and Bob Novak: a leaky history
Houston Chronicle, TX - Nov 8, 2003
... The Rove-Novak speculation seemed an echo from the 1992 re-election campaign of President George H.W. Bush.

Novak wrote a column then describing a secret Dallas meeting in which Houstonian Rob Mosbacher was stripped of his authority as state campaign manager for Bush because "the president's re-election effort in Texas has been a bust."...


"CBS canceled their Reagan miniseries. CBS said they did not cave into pressure from conservatives. Now you know what the BS stands for in CBS." —Jay Leno

'Ghost Fleet' sails into political storm
Seattle Times, WA - 11-12-03
... Protesters and the ship-breaking yard geared up to greet the 58-year-old Caloosahatchee, due today, with the equally aged tanker Canisteo a day behind. ...
       ' Toxic ships ' arrive -
       Protesters and Ship Watchers Await Ghost Fleet Arrival - The Scotsman
       British Debate Fate of Old US Ships - Kansas City Star (subscription)

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"Today's headlines are tomorrow's birdcage drop-sheets." Anonymous

Click here to see the Bush Entourage traveling to Britain

"I took time to mourn the loss of friends in the Vietnam obscenity. And I took time to mourn the loss of the young in Iraq and Afghanistan...and the wounded as well.

But I got very angry. Why did no one speak the truth about the sacrifice of these brave warriors in Iraq?

Because the truth would have been hard to take. Well, I'm going to say what I believe the truth is."....

Click here for more from Bob Witkowski

"The press keeps asking President Bush when will this war end? I think the war will end officially the day after the 2004 elections. If President Bush learned anything from his father it was don't end a war too soon." —Jay Leno

3 linked to protests are arrested
Miami-Dade police arrest three people connected to anti-FTAA groups, but say the arrests had nothing to do with planned protests.

Miami-Dade police arrested three people Tuesday involved in organizing protests against next week's international free trade summit in downtown Miami...

''These guys looked like they had just burglarized something,'' said Detective Juan DelCastillo, Miami-Dade police spokesman, noting that it was Veterans Day and many of the businesses in the area were closed....

Dispute could turn tart; EU may target Texas citrus
Miami Herald, FL - 11-12-03
... Texas," said Ray Prewett, president of Texas Citrus Mutual, an industry trade organization.
"It would really put us at a big competitive disadvantage.". The EU ...

"This very week in 1989, there were protests in East Berlin and in Leipzig. By the end of that year, every communist dictatorship in Central America had collapsed." —George W. Bush, Really too stupid to be president, Washington, D.C., Nov. 6, 2003




Image taken from NASA's Earth Observatory Internet site shows the Great Barrier Reef. Australia will compensate fishing communities likely to be hurt by plans to ban fishing in large sections of the at-risk Great Barrier Reef. (NASA/File)