Fact of the Week
Fact of the Week
Over the past few days, the Bush administration has found excuse after excuse
why it failed to act on information that Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda were
preparing to hijack airplanes.
In one of his final speeches as a presidential
candidate in 2000, Bush proclaimed that "responsible leadership is the most
important task of an American president....A responsible leader sets a clear agenda
and brings people together to achieve it. A leader accepts responsibility and is
willing to share credit."
George W. Bush, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 26 October 2000.
Our Picks for Links of the Week: 19 May 2002
Our favorite resources on the 11 September attacks and their aftermath
This Week's Links:
Click here for lots of information on Enron!
Interview with Kevin Phillips: Money has produced the fusion of money and
government, in other words, plutocracy (Now with Bill Moyers).
American Diplomacy and the 1999 Kargil Summit at Blair House: While India and
Pakistan prepare for war, read this account of how an elected president defused
tensions in Kashmir in 1999 (Bruce Riedel, University of Pennsylvania).
Capital Games: The penchant of the Bush administration for secrecy has come
a cropper with the latest revelations about Osama bin Laden (David Corn, The Nation).
Bad Environments: The past sixteen months suggest that the decades of achievements
of the American environmentalists are painfully fragile (Elizabeth Colbert, The New Yorker).
The New Politics of September 11: Democrats need to press for the truth about
September 11, not just press for political gain (John Nichols, The Nation).
Land Grab: Israel's Settlement Policy in the West Bank: Israel has secretly
appropriated 42% of Palestinian land in the West Bank for its settlements (B'Tselem).
The Fake Persuaders: Corporations are inventing people to rubbish their
opponents on the Internet (George Monbiot, The Guardian).
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