Cost of the War in Iraq

July 11, 2003
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Rep. Henry Waxman calls for independent investigation into Bush WMD evidence

July 11, 2003
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Rep. Henry Waxman has introduced legislation to create an independent commission to investigate the Bush administration’s distortion of evidence claiming that Iraq posed an imminent threat to our country. http://www.moveon.org/wmdpledge/

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Government Information Awareness

July 11, 2003
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Via let there be peace Check out the new Government Information Awareness website, a response to the Pentagon’s Terrorist Information Awareness program. See story in Boston Globe.

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Nobel Laureate, hero, presents plan for feeding Africa

July 11, 2003
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Alameda Times Star “BERKELEY — After a special all-organic lunch Thursday arranged by Alice Waters, proprietor of Berkeley’s famous Chez Panisse restaurant, Nobel Laureate Norman Borlaug made a prediction: There will come a day, he said, when genetically engineered foods will be considered organic and they may wind up on Chez Panisse menus.” full story…

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More billions on Iraq

July 10, 2003
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Via <a href=”http://news.ft.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=FT.com/StoryFT/FullStory&c=StoryFT&cid=1057562288802″>NYT</a> Rumsfeld reports that the costs for the Iraq campain is now $3.9 billion per month, about $2 billion more per month than their April estimate of $2 billion per month. He added that the cost of operations in Afghanistan are about $1 billion per month. “During a grueling four-hour hearing, committee members…

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Bush in Botswana — elephants make political statement?

July 10, 2003
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GABORONE, July 10 (Reuters) “… Bush came face to face with a rhinoceros and her calf munching on a bale of hay. Moments later they spotted four elephants surrounded by a gaggle of attendants. Although the animals appeared to have been pre-positioned, their carnal instincts were beyond official control. After Bush posed for photographs with…

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