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Tuesday, June 15, 2004
The tributes to Ronnie keep rolling in
-"[T]he USDA now defines frozen French fries as 'fresh vegetables,'" Andrew Martin writes in a Los Angeles Times story published today.
Add ketchup to the mix and you have a double dose of vegetables
-"Instead of becoming a Middle Eastern model of pro-Western democracy, as the Bush administration had hoped, Iraq is being swept by Sunni and Shiite Muslim extremism," Hannah Allam of Knight Ridder writes in a story dated June 14. "High unemployment, little visible progress toward rebuilding the country and dissatisfaction with leaders appointed by foreigners are herding thousands of disenchanted Iraqis into the hands of hard-liners, according to political parties, Islamic scholars and social scientists."
The Bush Administration is committing war crimes and other serious violations of international law in Iraq as a matter of routine policy, according to a report released today by the Center for Economic and Social Rights. The report, Beyond Torture: U.S. Violations of Occupation Law in Iraq, documents... war crimes and rights violations regularly committed by U.S. forces...Reagan was no slouch when it came to war crimes.