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I-News on the News - April 28, 2004

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I-News on the News - April 28, 2004

Infoshop's occasional look at the day in news and opinion.

Link of the Day: Nauru - Australia's penal colony

Website of the Day: ChristianBurner.com

Iraq: It's not called "Operation Quagmire," but today U.S.
troops escalated their campaign
to free the citizens of Fallujah of their
lives. Democracy Now reported today on the ongoing
U.S. bombardment
of Fallujah. Ann Scott Tyson reports for The Christian
Science Monitor
that the Iraqi resistance is showing signs of operating
as a network
, which does not bode well for American forces. Democracy Now
also reported on Bush administration's efforts to appoint John
as the ambassador to Iraq. This is extremely troubling as Negroponte
was an instrumental player in the Reagan administration's support for Central
American death squads and terrorists in the 1980s. And freedom fighters in Iraq
are circulating
"wanted" posters
which feature pictures of American military leaders, including
Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.

FCC working for the Democrats? Jody Rosen of the L.A. Times reports
that the Republican attempt to use the cultural wars as en election year distraction
has backfired. Efforts to silence Howard
have ended up increasing the number of his listeners, which bodes
poorly for the Republicans because Stern is attacking the Bush administration.

Department of Mission Accomplished: President George W. Bush vowed today to "take
whatever action is necessary to secure"
the Iraqi city of Fullujah.

Are you feeling a draft? The U.S. army has about run
out of troops
to send to Iraq. The army is extending tours of duty and it thinking about reloating U.S. troops currently occupying South Korea.

Wal-Mart World: Wal-Mart is
stepping up its new PR offensive
, which suggests that the big corporation
is suffering from an image problem that activist could exploit if they organized.
Wal-Mart has gotten the green light to open a new store in Indiana.

Basketweaving U.: This is too ironic to make up, but supporters of former President
Ronald Reagan
are hoping to open a university named after the president
at a location near Denver, Colorado.

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I-News on the News - April 28, 2004 | 4 comments | Create New Account
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comment by dadanarchist
Authored by: Anonymous on Wednesday, April 28 2004 @ 11:20 PM CDT
You know, I\'ve been thinking about all the comparisons that get tossed around comparing what is going on now in Iraq with Vietnam, and I think that the analogy is misplaced. If anything, the past American fuckup that seems most similar to the Iraq debacle would be the US\'s misadventures in the Philippines in the years 1899 to about 1912, and beyond that to 1945.



Sorry to use a wikipedia link, its the only thing I have at my fingertips.
comment by Professor rat
Authored by: Anonymous on Wednesday, April 28 2004 @ 09:24 PM CDT
I am hoping to add surfing by correspondence to the curriculum at RRU Denver actually and I hear the Nancy Reagan school of Astronomy will benefit from the high altidude. Admiral Poindexder and I were Quail hunting the other day and he told me that while the chair of Gerontology will be the finest money can buy, actual basket weaving will not be a major until the entire campus becomes self funding (under federal faith based financial guidelines.)
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Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, April 29 2004 @ 12:16 AM CDT
Prefer Wikipedia to commondreams :)
comment by Morpheus
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, April 29 2004 @ 12:53 AM CDT
It also has similarities to the occupations of Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua.