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Thursday, October 22, 2020

A hard sell

In the aftermath of the Iraq weapons of mass destruction debacle and ensuing chaos, Bush will face an American public deeply skeptical of any further military adventures. He may no longer have the credibility to convince the country of a serious threat.

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Bush’s situational ethics

President Bush’s new, 19,322-word national security report is a stunning document that parents should not permit their children to read. It does not square with what schoolchildren learn about the principles for which this country has stood.

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Feds wasted millions with post-Katrina contracts

A bumbling federal government wasted millions of dollars by awarding no-bid or limited-bid post-Katrina Hurricane contracts for disaster relief, including at least $3 million for 4,000 beds that were never used, congressional auditors said Thursday.

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This ain’t a blog

At the beginning of February, I decided to try Blue as a blog-style format, inviting direct reader feedback to our daily news articles. For a while it appeared to be a good idea: Lots of lively discussion on key issues, excellent interaction with those with ideas to share. Then the crazies moved in: Homophobes, racists, conspiracy theorists and troublemakers whose goal was to control this web site or turn it into a breeding ground for hate, fear mongering and hyperbole. Frustrated writers with an ax to grind decided to post long essays and treat our comments section as their own personal publishing system.

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More problems, more debt

Senate Republicans cast symbolic campaign-season votes Wednesday to increase spending for border and port security — one day before a likely vote to increase the national debt by an additional $781 billion, to $9 trillion.

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Another Halliburton screwup

Halliburton Co. failed to protect the water supply it is paid to purify for U.S. soldiers throughout Iraq, in one instance missing contamination that could have caused “mass sickness or death,” an internal company report concluded.

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