March 15th, 2006

Chris Keeley

Very important book review - Francis Fukuyama's brilliant new thesis on neoconservative foreign poli

Subject: Very important book review
Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2006 17:12:48 EST
From: Ray Close



New York Times --- March 14, 2006
Book Review by Michiko Kakutani
*Supporter's Voice Now Turns on Bush**
*Francis Fukuyama's brilliant new thesis on neoconservative foreign policy

_"America at the Crossroads"_ serves up a powerful indictment of the
Bush administration's war in Iraq and the role that neoconservative
ideas — concerning preventive war, benevolent hegemony and unilateral
action — played in shaping the decision to go to war, its implementation
and its aftermath. These arguments are made all the more devastating by
the fact that the author, Francis Fukuyama, was once a star
neoconservative theorist himself, who studied with or was associated
with leading neoconservative luminaries like Paul D. Wolfowitz
<http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/w/paul_d_wolfowitz/index.html?inline=nyt-per>,Collapse )
Chris Keeley

trickle-down of AMERICA RIGHT OR WRONG

*Lessons of Iraq War Start With US History*
By Howard Zinn
The Progressive

Tuesday 14 March 2006

On the third anniversary of President Bush's Iraq debacle, it's
important to consider why the administration so easily fooled so
many people into supporting the war.

I believe there are two reasons, which go deep into our national
culture.

One is an absence of historical perspective. The other is an
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Chris Keeley

Salon has published 279 photographs, 19 videos, and reports about the Army's internal investigation

Salon publishes archive of Abu Ghraib photos, videos, reports


Salon has published 279 photographs, 19 videos, and reports about the Army's internal investigation into detainee abuse inside Abu Ghraib -- along with background on how the publication obtained these materials. To date none of the officers identified as having been involved in the human rights scandal have been brought to justice in a court of law.

Shown here, Cpl. Graner posing with "The mangled corpse of Manadel al-Jamadi, known as the 'Ice Man,' who died during interrogation by a CIA officer. No one at the CIA has been prosecuted, even though al-Jamadi's death was ruled a homicide."

Link. (Thanks, sponselli)