Screw the governments, poor people too
State governors, facing the worst fiscal crisis since WWII, have asked for more federal funding to cover the cost of long-term care for low-income seniors and disabled who qualify for Medicaid and Medicare - and for homeland security to secure our still vulnerable cities, towns and ports.
Iraqis Suffer From Radiation Symptoms
AL-MADA'IN, Iraq - Dozens of people are showing up every day at a hospital near a defunct Iraqi nuclear plant, suffering from rashes, bloody noses and other symptoms of radiation poisoning, doctors said Saturday.
Missing Weapons of Mass Destruction
Expert Said to Tell Legislators He Was Pressed to Distort Some Evidence, U.S. Insiders Say Iraq Intel Deliberately Skewed Official explodes key WMD claim
The Bush administration cited Iraq's posession of weapons of mass destruction as the most important justification for war. The following excerpts from several sources deal with the fact that no such weapons have yet to be found.
What's Happening? Boron Interviews Chomsky
Atilio A. Boron: Looking at the recent US policies in Iraq, What do you think was the real goal behind this war?
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by Celeste Moore
U.S. Troops Frustrated in Iraq
Soldiers Say They Are Ill-Prepared For Peacekeeping
BAGHDAD -- Facing daily assaults from a well-armed resistance, U.S. troops in volatile central Iraq say they are growing frustrated and disillusioned with their role as postwar peacekeepers.
U.S. Department of Defense: News Transcript
Deputy Secretary Wolfowitz on the reasons for Iraq War
Q: And then in the next few days [after September 11th], then there was the statement which now looks remarkably [prescient] when you said this is a campaign. At that point, I think it was the 13th, at that point was Iraq sort of moving into the scope, under the radar screen? What was your thinking at that point?
Attorney General John Ashcroft testimony before the House Judiciary Committee
Attorney General John Ashcroft foreshadowed introduction of portions of the Justice Department's "Patriot II" legislation in last week's testimony before the House Judiciary Committee. Stating that the nation overwhelmingly supports the USA PATRIOT Act and the Justice Department's efforts in the "war on terrorism," the Attorney General brushed aside concerns about post-September 11, 2001 erosion of constitutional liberties.
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