Monthly Archives: January 2003

U.S. prepares for possible use of nukes in Iraq, expert says

As the Pentagon continues a highly visible buildup of troops and weapons in the Persian Gulf, it is also quietly preparing for the possible use of nuclear weapons in the potential war against Iraq, according to a report by a defense analyst on the LA Times. Although they consider such a strike unlikely, military planners… Read More »

The Iraqi Missile Crisis

In its rush to war regardless of the lack of UN and public support, not to mention the possible consequences, the Bush administration is making pointed reference to the infamous Cuban Missile Crisis which nearly took the US and Soviet Union into full-scale nuclear confilict in 1962. An article in the Guardian predicts that Colin… Read More »

To the usual suspects: Please don’t run

Gore’s out, Dashcle declines… who will lead the Democrats in 2004? We need a strong progressive candidate who can inspire a broad range of the public. Here’s a way to tell prospective leaders whether they should run for the presidency or step aside. Source: workingforchange

A song for Bush

To be sung to the tune of “She’ll be coming round the mountain” If you cannot find Osama, bomb Iraq.If the markets are a drama, bomb Iraq.If the terrorists are frisky, Pakistan is looking shifty, North Korea is too risky, Bomb Iraq. If we have no allies with us, bomb Iraq.If we think someone has… Read More »

French hit back at Rumsfeld

Donald Rumsfeld provoked fury in Paris by dismissing France and Germany as part of an “old Europe”. When asked about European opposition to an attack on Iraq, Rumsfeld said: “You’re thinking of Europe as Germany and France. I don’t. That’s old Europe. If you look at the entire NATO Europe today, the centre of gravity… Read More »