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December 31, 2005

Out, Out, Damned Spot

Filed under: Hannah's views — hannah @ 6:26 am

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That’s rich!! The National Spy Agency violates the privacy of millions of Americans, listening to their most intimate conversations, tracing commercial transactions, and intercepting their mail and, when somebody finally blows the whistle to call the cops, they call out the dogs to find who “ratted” the spymasters out.
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December 30, 2005

Bush Coup

Filed under: Hannah's views — hannah @ 7:21 am

Obviously, the CIA does not want to be charged with initiating the violations of the Constitution and international law about which some of its members are beginning to talk to the Washington Post. However………
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Craig Murray

Filed under: Down the drain — hannah @ 5:55 am

December 29, 2005
Damning documentary evidence unveiled. Dissident bloggers in coordinated exposé of UK government lies over torture.

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Constituent: “This question is for Mr Straw; Have you ever read any
documents where the intelligence has been procured through torturous means?”

Jack Straw: “Not to the best of my knowledge… let me make this clear… the British government does not support torture in any circumstances. Full stop. We do not support the obtaining of intelligence by torture, or its use.” – Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, election hustings, Blackburn, April 2005

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I was summoned to the UK for a meeting on 8 March 2003. Michael Wood gave his legal opinion that it was not illegal to obtain and to use intelligence acquired by torture… On behalf of the intelligence services, Matthew Kydd said that they found some of the material very useful indeed with a direct bearing on the war on terror. Linda Duffield said that she had been asked to assure me that my qualms of conscience were respected and understood. – Ambassador Craig Murray, memo to the Foreign Office, July 2004
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December 29, 2005

Liars–Then and Now

Filed under: another perspective — hannah @ 3:37 pm

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American health

Filed under: Hannah's views — hannah @ 6:08 am

If healthy Americans living in a healthy environment is a serious goal, then we’re going to have to make sure that the Congress we elect this November is prepared to deliver a universal health coverage program. ‘Cause it shouldn’t make any difference whether you get sick in Mississippi or Minnesotta, Maine or California. Getting the right medical attention where and when you need it should be a given.
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December 28, 2005

Bombing Iraq

Filed under: another perspective — hannah @ 3:31 pm

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The largely untold story. When the American military “confirms surge in airstrikes” is it insurgent?

Who’s killing and who’s being killed? When bombs are being dropped on Iraqi villages and towns, it’s almost certain that Iraqis are being killed.

Publishing the story on Christmas Eve does not suggest a high priority.
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Short history of Iraq

Filed under: another perspective — hannah @ 12:40 pm

What I heard about Iraq in 2005
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December 23, 2005

Bomb Iraq –Anthem

Filed under: another perspective — hannah @ 2:52 pm

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R.I.P.

Filed under: hannah news — hannah @ 2:08 pm

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This is a picture of a woman of a certain age (98 years, to be precise) resting on the “box” her grandson made for her eventual cremation. That event will occur in the next few days, depending on the holiday schedule of those who provide such services.
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December 22, 2005

To Impeach–Or Not

Filed under: another perspective — hannah @ 1:07 pm

Draft Impeachment Resolution Against President George W. Bush
by FRANCIS A. BOYLE
professor of law, University of Illinois School of Law
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