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Sunday, September 7th, 2003
6:07 pm
[dickieandbabe]
(Sept. 7) - No weapons of mass destruction have turned up in Iraq, nor has any solid new evidence for them turned up in Washington or London. But what about Baghdad's patchy bookkeeping - the gaps that led U.N. inspectors to list Iraqi nerve agents and bioweapons material as unaccounted for?

Ex-inspectors now say, five months after the U.S. invasion, that the "unaccountables'' may have been no more than paperwork glitches left behind when Iraq destroyed banned chemical and biological weapons years ago.

Some may represent miscounts, they say, and some may stem from Iraqi underlings' efforts to satisfy the boss by exaggerating reports on arms output in the 1980s.

"Under that sort of regime, you don't admit you got it wrong,'' said Ron G. Manley of Britain, a former chief U.N. adviser on chemical weapons.
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Saturday, September 6th, 2003
8:36 pm
[dickieandbabe]
Watch in wonder as I make the news say what I want.

Position 1. Dems Attack Dean (Barre Montpelier Times)
Contenders gun for Dean in first debate
September 5, 2003 Democratic contenders gun for surging Dean in 1st debate
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The Democratic candidates for president made it clear Thursday night who worries them most.
For now it isn't President Bush.
It is Howard Dean, the former governor of Vermont, who drew the sharpest attacks from fellow Democrats in a 90-minute debate, aired on public television to a national audience.
Criticizing Bush and the war in Iraq and boosted by a growing band of Internet-based campaign contributors, the former physician and governor has passed all other Democrats in fund raising and claimed early polling advantages in the premier caucus and primary states of Iowa and New Hampshire.
The strongest attack on Dean came halfway through debate, as Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut challenged Dean's stance on trade with foreign nations. Lieberman said he had read a "stunning" newspaper interview with Dean:
"He would not have bilateral trade agreements with any country that did not observe fully American standards," Lieberman said. "That would cost us millions of jobs. If that ever happened, I'd say that the Bush recession would be followed by the Dean depression."

Position 2. Dems ignore Dean, attack Bush

Democrats unite in faulting Bush (The Charlotte Observer)
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Apart from a few barbs lobbed at Howard Dean, the Democratic candidates for president mostly echoed each other Thursday night in a nationally televised debate.
They reserved most of their fire for President Bush, whom they consider "a miserable failure," in the words of Rep. Dick Gephardt of Missouri, on issues ranging from Iraq to the economy to U.S. relations with Latin America.
The Democrats, appearing together on a stage at the University of New Mexico, did occasionally point out differences among themselves. Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut wants to send more U.S. troops to Iraq, for example, while Dean, former governor of Vermont, and Rep. Dennis Kucinich of Ohio said they favored bringing American soldiers home.
But the eight candidates -- bad weather kept the Rev. Al Sharpton of New York from making his connecting flight to Albuquerque -- spent most of the 90 minutes bashing Bush policies and laying out their own similar plans and positions.
7:59 pm
[dickieandbabe]
Can't count on Iraqi oil revenues: Bush
Washington, Sept. 6: Despite pre-war assurances by the White House, President George W. Bush acknowledged on Friday that the United States cannot count on Iraqi oil revenues in the short-term to cover the country's reconstruction needs.

Bush, in an interview with CNBC, said he would "look at" one congressional proposal under which Washington would be paid back with future Iraqi oil revenues.

"But first of all, the oil revenues in Iraq really aren't as steady as they will be in the future. I mean I don't think we can count on much in the short term," Bush said.

The Bush administration is putting together a massive spending package for post-war Iraq expected to total about $65 billions, though sources said the final number was still in flux. One source said it could be expanded to $80 billions.

The White House asserted in the run-up to the war that Iraqi oil reserves would pay for reconstruction, but critics said Bush's budget office was overly optimistic.

Bush said U.S. occupation authorities in Iraq have done a "pretty good job of getting ... this dilapidated system back up and running."

"Now it's just a matter of making sure they're secure and continuing to modernise the delivery system so that the relatively good-sized fields in Iraq are able to produce money on behalf of the Iraqi citizens," Bush added.
Monday, September 1st, 2003
5:27 pm
[dickieandbabe]
Hail the sheep.
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