Headlines Feb 05
Posted: Wednesday, February 5, 2003
Powell's UN speech dissected
US media had suggest that Secretary of State Colin Powell was playing down what he would present to the UN Security Council about Iraq's alleged deceptions, weapons of mass destruction, and support for terrorism, so that when he made his revelations, they would have all the greater impact. Having heard Powell's presentation, it is now clear he was playing things down because his hand was in fact so weak.
Powell's Fairy Tales: Puerile and Patronising
The fact that Colin Powell was trying so obviously to find links where there were none, does nothing to further the notion that the Bush administration believes in the UNO as a forum of debate. Instead, it lends weight to the belief that the United States of America prefers to ride roughshod over the rest of the international community, as has long been suspected.
Europe's doubters hold position
Powell's presentation sparked calls for more inspections
Europe's doubters appeared not to have been won over by the US presentation of fresh information about Iraq before the UN Security Council.
Interview with Robert Higgs
Robert Higgs: I oppose it on both moral and practical grounds. A "pre-emptive" war against Iraq entails a variety of morally indefensible actions, but even Americans who do not admit or cannot see its immorality will ultimately find its consequences intensely unpleasant.
Making the case for war
Only by swallowing big lies can Powell justify an invasion of Iraq
Regardless of Saddam Hussein's record of cruelty and regional power ambitions, as a military man Powell should be employing a straight- forward equation: Does the target pose a direct threat to U.S. security?
Leaked report rejects Iraqi al-Qaeda link
There are no current links between the Iraqi regime and the al-Qaeda network, according to an official British intelligence report seen by BBC News. The classified document, written by defence intelligence staff three weeks ago, says there has been contact between the two in the past.
A War Crime or an Act of War?
Israel Razes Militant's House, Woman 'Crushed'
Robert Fisk: Don't mention the war in Afghanistan
¤ Left apologists for US imperialism red-bait the anti-war movement
¤ Leaked report rejects Iraqi al-Qaeda link
¤ Saudis Aided Subpoenaed Woman's Trip Out of U.S.
¤ Bush reasons for war something we’ve heard before
¤ Powell lays out U.S. case Hollywood usually does it better
¤ Iraq denounces Powell remarks before the Security Council
¤ Mandela says Powell is undermining United States
¤ The US has used faked taped before
¤ Israel has used fake radio messages before
¤ Israeli special forces have been operating in western Iraq for months
¤ Computers can mimic any desired voice
Maine Senate OKs Resolution Opposing War in Iraq
AUGUSTA — The Maine Senate endorsed a resolution Tuesday that asks President Bush to pursue a diplomatic solution with Iraq rather than going to war. The House is expected to take up the proposal on Thursday at the earliest. The 18-15 Senate vote represents the first time nationally that a state legislative body has taken a stance against a war in Iraq. Sixty-three U.S. cities, including Portland, have voted to support similar resolutions. The Senate vote was partisan, with every Democrat supporting the measure and every Republican in attendance opposing it.
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