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From Iraq to inauguration to Iran

So, here we are. The day of Bush’s inauguration. A day or quiet protest for some. Guardian – Protesters refuse to stand on ceremony: When President George Bush travels down Pennsylvania Avenue in his black limousine for today’s inaugural parade, … Continue reading

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Abuse of Iraqis by British troops: naming the bad apples

Well, isn’t that interesting? Richard Desmond appears to be trying to get on Tony’s good side by not running the images and instead reminding us what this fight is ‘really’ about… and that we could all get blowed up… BBC … Continue reading

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Iraq: abuse by UK soldiers (graphic content warning goes here)

Guardian – Court martial told of soldiers’ ‘appalling’ abuse: Three British soldiers carried out “shocking and appalling” physical and sexual abuse of Iraqi prisoners that was photographed by servicemen, a court martial heard today. Twenty-two photographs were released by a … Continue reading

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Hersh: Iran is next

I would regard this report very seriously if I were you… not least because Hersh also revealed much of the detail behind the Abu Ghraib scandal. (Which, I’m sure you’ll all be comforted to know, was entirely the fault of … Continue reading

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Soldier escapes death in miracle of dental surgery

Reported here and elsewhere on Teh Interwebs. The comment that strikes me most in the former link is; “God has a plan for him.” I assume that plan includes a winning smile. Snopes has an entry on this, but they’re … Continue reading

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Gonzales: Actually, I *was* expecting the Hispanic inquisition

OK, it’s shocking, it’s alarming…. but it Does. Not. Surprise. Me. At. All. Guardian – Bush’s choice for top law job faces grilling on torture: Alberto Gonzales, currently his chief legal adviser, told Mr Bush in early 2002 that the … Continue reading

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Gitmo goes permo

Guardian – US plans permanent Guantanamo jails: The United States is preparing to hold terrorism suspects indefinitely without trial, replacing the Guantanamo Bay prison camp with permanent prisons in the Cuban enclave and elsewhere, it was reported yesterday. Via deficient … Continue reading

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Iraq Elections: shaping up for success

Knight Ridder – As Iraqis register to vote, Shiites enthusiastic while fear grips Sunnis: Block by block, and neighborhood by neighborhood, Iraq’s election process is unfolding in starkly different ways. In areas populated by Shiites, who are the majority in … Continue reading

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Torture: ‘Bad Apple’ defence falls to bits

Washington Post – War Crimes: Thanks to a lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union and other human rights groups, thousands of pages of government documents released this month have confirmed some of the painful truths about the abuse of … Continue reading

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Attack on Mosul

Please excuse me for restricting my comments to a single picture. I may add more links as the day goes on. Bush insists: ‘Life in Iraq is better than under Saddam’ Blair pays surprise Baghdad visit Reporter’s log: Blair in … Continue reading

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