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Biden’s Iraq Plan Passes Senate

Senator Joe Biden’s Iraq Federalism amendment passed in the Senate today. In what was a “strong rebuff to the Bush Administration on Iraq, the Senate overwhelming approved a plan by Biden that essentially calls for breaking Iraq into three sections: Kurd, Sunni, and Shia.” While the amendment is nonbinding, it’s the first measure to pass, […]

John Kerry: U.S. Must Stand with Burmese Demonstrators

Editors note: I’ve been trying to make the time since the monks starting marching in Burma a few days ago, to write about the situation there, but I’ve had a lot on my plate. The situation with th epeaceful protest, has turned for the worse as the photo from today, below shows: Andrew Sullivan has […]

U.N. Summit Urges Action on Climate Change – Bush Silent

As world leaders met in N.Y.C. on Monday for the first U.N. climate summit, the Bush administration sat idly by and virtually ignored the summit, except for a brief appearance at a “small dinner” on Monday night. With tales of rising seas and talk of human solidarity, world leaders at the first United Nations climate […]

Kerry Statement on Ahmadinejad Visit to U.S. and Speech at Columbia University

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was in N.Y. today delivering a speech at Columbia University. Before the speech Columbia University President Lee Bollinger ripped into Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, “going through a long list of documented actions and remarks by the firebrand Iranian leader and his government.” “Mr. President, you exhibit all the signs of a […]

Senate Republicans Don’t Support the Troops

Why do Senate Republicans not support the troops? Senate Republicans blocked a plan on Wednesday to give U.S. troops in Iraq more home leave, defeating a proposal widely seen as the Democrats’ best near-term chance to change President George W. Bush’s Iraq strategy. The measure to give troops as much rest time at home as […]

Greenspan: Bush’s War for Oil

The word is out… “the Iraq War is largely about oil.” Alan Greenspan, the former Federal Reserve chairman, said in an interview that the removal of Saddam Hussein had been “essential” to secure world oil supplies, a point he emphasized to the White House in private conversations before the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Greenspan, who […]

Kerry and McCain Debate the Iraq War

John McCain may be “vocal on Iraq” but “quiet on Bush” as the N.Y. Times points out, but John Kerry made certain on ‘Meet The Press’ that viewers knew that “the Bush-McCain strategy of escalating our troops in the middle of a civil war has no relationship directly to what you need to do to […]

Kerry & McCain to Debate Iraq on ‘Meet The Press’

John Kerry and John McCain will be on “Meet The Press’ Sunday morning to debate the Iraq War: Exclusive! Senators John Kerry (D-MA) & John McCain (R-AZ) debate the war in Iraq. How will the Petraeus report affect U.S. policy? We’ll discuss the future of the War with two key senators and Vietnam veterans — […]