April 4 2003
The unholy coalition
- The Star-UK-4-4-03
Remember the Americans argued that they were intent on destroying weapons of
mass destruction and ridding the world of Saddam Hussein, his immediate
family and some cronies. But so far the war has achieved only two unrelated
objectives: it has destroyed infrastructure on a grand scale and it has
terrorised the populace of Iraq...It may not quite be terrorism as defined
by George W Bush et al, but to callously deprive people of their homes,
food, water and electricity is nonetheless terrorism.
Return of the Taliban?
Rediff, India -
Taliban claim capture of three police posts, three Afghan border guards
killed in ambush.'..As the US concentrates on its longer-than-expected war
against Iraq, the situation in recently 'liberated' Afghanistan seems to be
Of ‘ victory ’ and ‘ jihads ’
Barbados Daily Nation, Barbados -by
Rickey Singh 4-4-03
First, fifteen days into the war with its enormous casualties of
Iraqi civilians and destruction of their country, there has been no
discovery, anywhere, by the invading forces of the “weapons of mass
destruction” that is at the core of the United States/British war axis. We
will see if the dying regime in Baghdad uses it by the time you read this
Today's cartoon was inspired by Bush playing the religion card, the evil
doer card, the flag waving card, and the weapons of mass destruction card,
etc... Methinks he's going to run out of cards soon.
ALL HAT NO CATTLE WAR CORRESPONDENT
"United Nation Resolutions are
very much like Condo Pool Rules. There is
nobody to arrest you, cuff you and haul you to jail. But all the old
yelling at you will eventually cause you to change your ways,"
slurred at the Hotel Intercontinental pool bar.
stole the lid to the Scrabble game? ZELDA'S
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Thanks to Eric Zahler
Quotes of the Day
"Today Vice President Dick Cheney walked into
the Oval Office and said, 'You want to run things for a while?' And Bush
said, 'Sure.' And then Cheney went, 'April Fool!'" —Jay Leno
|"Sources at the White House say that President Bush
thinks he was called by God to lead the country through this difficult time.
Unfortunately, no one has the courage to tell the president he wasn't called
by God, it was a morning zoo dejay." —Conan O'Brien
||"Who's more foolish: the fool, or the fool who follows
him?" Obi Wan Kenobi
deputy participated in meetings on oil and gas leases
Contra Costa Times, Contra Costa
County - 4-4-03
... president's brother, Florida Gov. Jeb
Bush. Interior Department spokesman
Mark Pfeifle defended Griles, saying he has acted ethically. ...
ACLU Asks Florida To Recall AIDS Pamphlet With Biblical Messages
Posted: 6:43 a.m. EST April 4, 2003
TALLAHASSEE, Fla -- The American Civil
Liberties Union asked the Department of Health Thursday to remove some
AIDS education brochures from circulation because they are full of
The pamphlets, with "Florida Department of Health" printed on the cover
along with the agency's logo, are titled "A Christian Response to AIDS"
and use Biblical passages to urge compassion toward people with AIDS and
the HIV virus.
The brochure asks: "How would Jesus respond to a person with HIV or
AIDS?" and promises that "Jesus is our Hope." It quotes several Bible
Soldier Is Relieved for Streaking on Base
Thu Apr 3, 9:23 AM ET
A National Guard battalion commander is being relieved of his command for
running naked outside the barracks at Fort Bragg. Lt. Col. J.D.
Webster was one of several soldiers seen streaking on Feb. 18, the military
Journalists in Iraq face challenge of fair reporting
The Daily Northwestern -4-4-03
Northwestern University-Medill School of Journalism
"This was a giant step forward from the Afghanistan war," said Prof. Joe
Angotti, chairman of the Medill's broadcast department. "(In Afghanistan)
the Pentagon was keeping all the media away from army activities and that
was unrealistic and unfair."
While many Medill professors agree that embedded reporters provide an
enhanced view of the war, the nature of embedded journalism has become
controversial, particularly regarding the ability to provide balanced
"They have become very close to the troops they are covering -- maybe too
close," Angotti said. "They spend 24 hours a day with them, they eat with
them, they sleep with them.
"And when it comes time for them to be critical or ask tough questions, I
think it may be difficult for them to ask those tough questions and report
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of the vote to impeach Pres. Bush campaign.
Would you consider posting the Vote to Impeach Bush on your web site?
Thanks again & keep up the great work!
writing Michelle. I will post the Impeach Bush button on my site only if -- we
impeach Bush for anything other than lying about sex. I couldn't take seeing
anymore of Linda Tripp.