February 24  2003

Middle East cities, businesses, families get ready for war
San Jose Mercury News, CA - 2-23-03
... military has already sent soldiers into northern Iraq ... This war ... campus of Cornell University
and at the American ... Doha, where most Americans send their children ...

Aid agencies in desperate drive to help Iraqi children survive ...
The Age, Australia - 2-25-03
... Against Sanctions in Iraq, warn that 30 per cent of Iraqi children under the age
of five will be at risk of death from malnutrition because of likely war ...

       Losing battle to prepare the babies for war - Sydney Morning Herald

Bush wants Greenspan out?  

Is it goodbye for Greenspan?

February 24, 2003


It is difficult to exaggerate the aggravation at the White House over Alan Greenspan's gratuitous shot at President Bush's tax cuts. So angry are the president's advisers that they are willing to consider not reappointing Greenspan next year to a final term as chairman of the Federal Reserve Board.

New Bush Vendetta Slogan: Either yur with us or agin us

The Turkey Two Step

Dollar diplomacy and UN votes
Asia Times Online, Hong Kong - 2-25-03
... said. Goldring said that potential partners such as Turkey are "strong-arming"
Washington. ... said. "This is political blackmail.". ...

US diplomacy with Turkey may also include hard cash
Daily Times, Pakistan - 21 Feb 2003
... Turkey has an Islamic government in power which is facing a 95 percent ‘No.’
There is also the fear the Iraqi Kurds ... There is also a little bit of blackmail ...

Bush has vast experience in buying people off.

Yep, that's George and Laura posing with an accused terrorist...which proves Bush will take money from anyone.

[Photo] George and Laura Bush with Sami Amin Al-Arian during the 2000 campaign in Florida. Al-Arian is charged with 50 counts of terrorism. Al-Arian even went to a White House briefing with Karl Rove. (Newsweek)

Bush's Ties to Al-Arian are the Tip of the Iceberg
Rightwinger David Frum writes, "The arrest of Sami al-Arian on terrorism
charges marks an epoch not only in the War on Terror, but in the history
of the Bush administration... Not only were the al-Arians not avoided by
the Bush White House - they were actively courted. Candidate Bush allowed
himself to be photographed with the al-Arian family while campaigning in
Florida. Candidate Bush denounced the immigration laws that detained - and
ultimately deported - [al-Arian's brother-in-law] Mazen al-Najjar... The
al-Arian case was not a solitary lapse. The Bush campaign in 2000 very
determinedly reached out to Muslim voters. Indeed, Muslim-Americans may
have tipped the election to Bush... That outreach campaign opened
relationships between the Bush campaign and some very disturbing persons
in the Muslim-American community. Many of those disturbing persons were
invited to stand beside Bush at post-9/11 events, like his meeting with
Muslim community leaders at the Massachusetts Ave. mosque."


Today in History


Today is Monday, Feb. 24, the 55th day of 2003. There are 310 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On Feb. 24, 1868, the House of Representatives impeached President Andrew Johnson following his attempted dismissal of Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton; Johnson was later acquitted by the Senate.

On this date:

In 1803, the Supreme Court ruled itself the final interpreter of constitutional issues.

In 1821, Mexico declared its independence from Spain.

In 1863, Arizona was organized as a territory.

In 1903, the United States signed an agreement acquiring a naval station at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.

In 1920, a fledgling German political party held its first meeting of importance in Munich; it became known as the Nazi Party, and its chief spokesman was Adolf Hitler.

In 1942, the Voice of America went on the air for the first time.

In 1945, American soldiers liberated the Philippine capital of Manila from Japanese control during World War II.

In 1980, the U.S. hockey team defeated Finland, 4-2, to clinch the gold medal at the Winter Olympic Games in Lake Placid, N.Y.

In 1983, a congressional commission released a report condemning the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II as a ``grave injustice.''