Yearly Archives: 2008

Dan Rather’s Lawsuit Against CBS News May Deal President Bush’s Legacy a New Blow

December 28, 2008, Los Angeles, California – As George W. Bush prepares to leave the White House, at least one unpleasant episode from his unpopular presidency is threatening to follow him into retirement. A $70m lawsuit filed by Dan Rather, … Continue reading

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Former VA Doctor: Veterans Deserve Better Care

December 26, 2008, Roseburg, Oregon – Lack of adequate funding has led to lack of adequate staffing which in turn has decreased the quality of care and level of services at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Roseburg. The Roseburg facility … Continue reading

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Linda Bilmes Interview: The $10 Trillion Hangover – Paying the Price for Eight Years of Bush’

December 22, 2008 – In a new article in Harper’s Magazine, Linda Bilmes and Joseph Stiglitz estimate that the cost of undoing the Bush administration’s economic choices, from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to the collapse of the financial … Continue reading

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Vice President Cheney Admits He ‘Signed Off’ on Waterboarding Torture for 33 Prisoners of War

December 22, 2008 – Vice President Dick Cheney, in another stunning admission during his campaign to burnish the Bush administration’s legacy, said he personally authorized the “enhanced interrogations” of 33 suspected terrorist detainees and approved the waterboarding of three so-called … Continue reading

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Despite Uproar, Army Officials Say All is Well at Warrior Transition Units

December 23, 2008 – At a recent gathering in a small auditorium at Fort Lee, Va., wounded soldiers listened as everyone in their chain of command up to a full colonel reassured them that life in the post’s Warrior Transition … Continue reading

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Guantánamo Prisoner’s Lawyers Accuse Defence Secretary Gates of ‘Flagrantly False’ Affidavit on Torture

September 23, 2008 – Lawyers for a British resident held at Guantánamo Bay have accused Robert Gates, the US defence secretary, of signing a “flagrantly false” affidavit to avoid having to disclose evidence of torture. In a sworn affidavit to … Continue reading

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Editorial Column: Will Obama’s War Strategy Produce a Peace Dividend?

December 22, 2008 – When The father of President George W. Bush was in the White House, the end of the cold war in the early 1990s gave him a “peace dividend” – a drop in military spending that opened … Continue reading

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‘Lethal Warriors’ in Iraq, Linked to String of Crimes Back Home

December 21, 2008 – Reporting from Orange County and Colorado Springs — They nicknamed themselves the Lethal Warriors, and during two tours in Iraq, the soldiers of the Army’s 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry regiment confronted some of the war’s cruelest … Continue reading

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Brother: Torture Drove Shoe-Hurler to Apologize

December 22, 2008, Baghdad, Iraq – The apology letter from the Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at President George W. Bush was written against his will after he was tortured in detention, his brother said Monday. Muntadhar al-Zeidi was … Continue reading

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Editorial Column: Make Sure War is Worth the Price Soldiers Must Pay

December 22, 2008 – In a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, a panel of U.S. Army psychiatrists reported that one in every five active-duty soldiers has developed mental health problems after coming home from … Continue reading

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