Fact of the Week
Fact of the Week
Officials in the Bush administration have privately confirmed
that the administration's objections to the International
Criminal Court stem from fears that American leaders could
face charges. In its public statements, the administration
has mentioned only the possibility of American soldiers facing
charges on political grounds.
Both the private and public objections, of course, ignore
that the International Criminal court allows the country
of any accused individual from trying that person through
its judicial system and system of jurisprudence.
New York Times, 7 September 2002.
This week's columns
Bear Left Review of Books:
The Real American Philanthropists
Barbara Enrehreich shows that the working poor are America's real
Read The Real American Philanthropists!
You might think that Warren Tolman had kicked Adrian Walker's dog.
No, the Boston Globe columnist is angry because Tolman is running for
governor using public funds.
Read Mister Clean!
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Click here for lots and lots of information about Enron!
G. E. Expenses for Ex-Chief Cited in Divorce Papers: Former General Electric
CEO Jack Welch enjoys a plethora of company perks, even in retirement (Geraldine Fabrikant, New York Times).
Looking Back to See the Challenge Ahead: A new, energized citizens' movement
must make the issues of 10 September 2001 visible again (Howard Zinn, TomPaine.com).
Wake-Up Call: In the biggest war game of all time, a retired general playing
Saddam Hussein beat the Pentagon brass (Julian Borger, The Guardian).
Inarticulate, and Proud of It: Our president lacks understanding of the relationships
between words and acts, or rhetoric and intention (James Carroll, Boston Globe).
In War, Some Facts Less Factual: Some American assertions from the last war on
Iraq were faulty or just plain fraudulent (Scott Peterson, Christian Science Monitor).
Plans for Iraq Attack Began on 9/11: On 11 September 2001, Donald Rumsfeld ordered
studies of an attack on Iraq without any evidence to link Iraq with the 9/11 terrorists (CBS News).
Netanyahu's Wife: "Israel Can Burn": The wife of former Israeli Prime Minister
Bibi Netanyahu claimed recently that he was "bigger than this entire
country" of Israel: the Greeks called this hubris (Associated Press).
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