Saturday, February 14, 2009

SOME NEWS TO READ OVER THE WEEKEND:

  • ARE OBAMA'S OWN GENERALS PLOTTING TO UNDERMINE HIS EXIT STRATEGY FOR IRAQ?
By Gareth Porter, IPS News
A network of senior military officers appears to be engaged
in an effort to mobilize public opinion against Obama's
decision to leave Iraq.
http://www.alternet.org/story/125795/

  • IRAQ FROM AN ARMORED BMW: WHERE U.S. 'RECONSTRUCTION' FUNDS ARE REALLY GOING
By Dahr Jamail, Tomdispatch.com
Fallujah remains devastated, even as the U.S. military
delivers
shrink-wrapped bricks of $100 bills to the sheiks
in charge.
http://www.alternet.org/waroniraq/126825/

  • PENTAGON PROPAGANDA SPENDING EXPLODES: 'WE HAVE SUCH A MASSIVE APPARATUS SELLING THE MILITARY TO US'
By Joshua Holland, AlterNet
This year, the Pentagon will employ 27,000 people just for
recruitment, advertising and public relations.
http://www.alternet.org/blogs/waroniraq/125720/

  • WILL OBAMA ALLOW AMERICANS TO 'SEE THE FULL HUMAN COST OF WAR?'
By Satyam Khanna, Think Progress
CNN's Ed Henry asked President Obama a hard-hitting question
yesterday.
http://www.alternet.org/blogs/mediaculture/126216/

By William Greider, The NationBehind closed doors, powerful interests are pushing Obama to tap Social Security to pay for bank bailouts. How he responds will shape his presidency.

Tara Lohan, AlterNet
The coal industry has spent millions trying to fool the American public, Congress and the president. Here's how to beat the hype.

Michael Moore is about to uncover “the biggest swindle in American history,” and he needs your help. In an e-mail yesterday, Moore asked for anyone connected to Wall Street or the financial industry to contact him at bailout@michaelmoore.com with information about the economic meltdown. All correspondence with him will be kept confidential.


No comments:

As Jim Hightower explains it, is that “the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans possess more net worth today than the bottom 90 percent of us combined. Worse, these privileged few and their political henchmen have structured a new economic ‘normal’ of long-term joblessness, low wages, no benefits or worker rights, miserly public services, and a steadily widening chasm between the rich and the rest of us.” We must restore sanity to this nation.