Yearly Archives: 2002

Investigate Barry McCaffrey

The Army this week brushed off new reports that American forces needlessly attacked retreating Iraqi troops after a cease-fire was declared in the Persian Gulf war. The accounts, contained in a New Yorker article written by Seymour Hersh, cannot be … Continue reading

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Turkey Wants $28 Billion for Gulf War II

“On the economic assistance package, we’ve made some good progress. We’ve established an agreement on the overall structure of the assistance,” John Taylor, the Treasury Department’s undersecretary for international affairs, told reporters at the end of two days of talks … Continue reading

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Human Rights Watch: Investigate Claims of U.S. Torture

In a letter to President George W. Bush, Human Rights Watch said it was “deeply concerned” by allegations made in the Washington Post that detainees had been subjected to torture or other forms of mistreatment while in U.S. custody in … Continue reading

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Pentagon Has Plans for Smallpox Quarantine, Martial Law

The Bush administration is taking initial steps to plan for a potential military role in enforcing a massive quarantine, if smallpox or another highly contagious virus were to break out somewhere in the United States, defense officials tell Inside the … Continue reading

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Let’s be clear, it’s Bush who can’t lose face

December 27, 2002 It has been a perfect Christmas here in this small segment of the US eastern seaboard where the great decisions of our time are taken. It began snowing in Washington at dusk on 24 December. Next morning, … Continue reading

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Gulf War Veterans Offer Tips to Troops

December 26, 2002 It’s been nearly a dozen years since they returned home from war in the Persian Gulf, where they flew fighter jets, launched missiles, took part in tank battles and provided logistical support. Today, most veterans of the … Continue reading

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Bush at Waterloo

December 26, 2002 NEW YORK–Eleven days after September 11, 2001, Secretary of State Colin Powell promised to release proof that Al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden were guilty of planning and executing the attacks on New York and Washington. “We … Continue reading

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US and UK Clergy Denounce Gulf War II

In his first Christmas message, Dr Rowan Williams, the new Archbishop of Canterbury, made a withering criticism of “strategists who know all the possible ramifications of politics, miss the huge and obvious things and create yet more havoc and suffering”. … Continue reading

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Turkey: Launchpad for Iraq War and Oil

December 2002 by Heather Wokusch Forget Iraq: The Real Battle Is In Turkey All eyes are on Iraq these days, but conventional wisdom holds it’s just the first step of the Bush administration’s larger push to gain hegemony over the … Continue reading

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Gulf War I Veterans on Front Lines of Gulf War II

December 23, 2002 South of the Kuwait-Iraq Border (AP) – When Eric Olson was 19, he drove a tank in the U.S.-led blitz to drive Saddam Hussein’s occupying army out of Kuwait. For 50 hours, Olson fought sleep and fear … Continue reading

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