March 15-16 2003 Weekend Edition
||Fake Iraq documents
'embarrassing' for U.S.
From David Ensor
CNN Washington Bureau
Friday, March 14, 2003 Posted: 10:43 PM EST (0343 GMT)
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Intelligence documents that U.S. and British governments said were strong evidence that Iraq was developing nuclear weapons have been dismissed as forgeries by U.N. weapons inspectors.
The documents, given to International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Mohamed ElBaradei, indicated that Iraq might have tried to buy 500 tons of uranium from Niger, but the agency said they were "obvious" fakes.
Complete CNN article
Today's cartoon was inspired by a quote from the above CNN article -- "But the question remains -- who is responsible for the apparent forgeries?"
The court appointed president came to mind first, then his daughter Jenna.
Remember the fake id's? Birds of a feather...
The Bush who started it all - HERCUBUSH
THE PRESSURE MOUNTS --Time to call in the Big Dog!
Notice the pictures in the background.
Opposes Releasing Retailer Lists During Meat Recalls
WASHINGTON (AP) - Legislation forcing meat companies to tell consumers which stores received possibly tainted meat would hinder meat recalls because companies would resist sharing proprietary information, the Bush administration says.
Rumsfeld 'Loose Cannon' as U.S. Woos Allies on Iraq
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Defense
Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, known for using sharp words about foes and
friends alike, is doing U.S. foreign policy more harm than good with
comments alienating key allies, analysts said..."His comments you certainly
could characterize as being that of a loose cannon," Singer said.
gains power through security shift
Even conservatives say attorney general may hold too much strength
ERIC LICHTBLAU AND ADAM LIPTAK
New York Times
WASHINGTON - In the bureaucratic reshuffling over homeland security, Attorney General John Ashcroft came out a winner.
Ashcroft took control of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and with it an issue close to his conservative agenda -- guns. And he gave up responsibility for two areas of law enforcement that had brought ridicule to the Justice Department: the color-coded threat alert system and immigration.
Instead of dealing seriously with the Iraq crisis, too many members of Congress are busy banning french fries and exploiting the memory of our D-day heroes.
St. Petersburg Times
published March 13, 2003
Leave it to members of Congress to find ways to distort and trivialize even the deadly serious subject of war.
Read a great editorial
"Do you know why they tested this bomb in Florida? It's conditions are almost identical to the ones in Iraq. Florida is full of people who don't speak English, lots of sand, warm climate, and, of course, in Florida they don't believe in fair elections either." óJay Leno
Sad but true.
DRUNK WITH POWER
|BUSH: CLAP ME OR NO EU
Mar 8 2003 - By Paul Gilfeather - Mirror UK
GEORGE Bush pulled out of a speech to the European Parliament when MEPs wouldn't guarantee a standing ovation.
Senior White House officials said the President would only go to Strasbourg to talk about Iraq if he had a stage-managed welcome.
A source close to negotiations said last night: "President Bush agreed to a speech but insisted he get a standing ovation like at the State of the Union address.
"His people also insisted there were no protests, or heckling.
"I believe it would be a crucial speech for Mr Bush to make in light of the opposition here to war. But unless he only gets adulation and praise, then it will never happen."
Mr Bush's every appearance in the US is stage-managed, with audiences full of supporters.
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