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Monday, November 30, 2020

Senators warn Bush: No war with Iran

By ANNE GEARAN

Republican and Democratic senators warned Tuesday against a drift toward war with an emboldened Iran and suggested the Bush administration was missing a chance to engage its longtime adversary in potentially helpful talks over next-door Iraq.

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Another day, another contradiction to Libby’s story

By MICHAEL J. SNIFFEN

Reporter Judith Miller testified Tuesday that former vice presidential aide I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby identified a CIA operative to her on two occasions on dates earlier than he has told investigators he first heard the name from another reporter.

Miller, the former New York Times reporter who spent 85 days in jail trying to avoid revealing these conversations, said Libby identified the wife of a prominent Iraq war critic as a CIA employee in face-to-face meetings on June 23 and July 8, 2003.

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Specter: Bush’s power is not absolute

By LAURIE KELLMAN

A Senate Republican on Tuesday directly challenged President Bush’s declaration that “I am the decision-maker” on issues of war.

“I would suggest respectfully to the president that he is not the sole decider,” Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., said during a hearing on Congress’ war powers amid an increasingly harsh debate over Iraq war policy. “The decider is a shared and joint responsibility,” Specter said.

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Bush’s bald-faced hypocrisy on leaks

By DALE McFEATTERS

President George W. BushThe Bush White House sternly and piously denounced leaks of classified and sensitive information even as the president and his aides were assiduously and selectively leaking secrets that would help make their case.

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A paralyzing dilemma called Iraq

By DAN K. THOMASSON

The dilemma is such that, when facing it, one is left with a tremendous feeling of impotence. How can this nation extricate itself from what increasingly is becoming a sequel to Vietnam, the most divisive affair in the 20th century? What is the best way to end a misguided adventure that once again threatens to tear the political and social fabric to such an extent that it will take years to repair?

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Impeachment? Maybe. If we get around to it

By ROB HOTAKAINEN

McClatchy Newspapers

If campaign talk means anything, there’d be at least one sure vote on the House Judiciary Committee to impeach President Bush if the matter ever came up.

It would come from freshman Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison, the Minneapolis lawyer and former state legislator who got a plum assignment when he was named to the storied House panel earlier this month. It has jurisdiction over impeachment.

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Time for non-traditional candidates?

By JOHN M. CRISP

Radio talk show host Sean Hannity recently had Ann Coulter on one telephone line and a representative from the Young Democrats of America on another. The Young Democrat was unflustered in the face of a double-teamed attack, and Hannity, in the style of modern talk radio, interrupted often.

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Bush expands his power

Having already established the most powerful executive branch in American history, President George W. Bush recently signed new executive orders giving him the right to place new political appointees in oversight roles of key government agencies.

The move, in effect, gives the White House absolute, unchecked control, over rules and policies that govern public health, safety, the environment, civil rights and privacy.

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Top officer admits U.S. screwed up in Iraq

By ANNE FLAHERTY

Adm. William Fallon, who is poised to become the top American commander in the Middle East, says the United States miscalculated the ability of Iraqi forces to take control and underestimated the enemy’s persistence.

“Securing the stability of the country has been more difficult than anticipated,” Fallon said in a written statement to the Senate Armed Services Committee. “Our ability to correctly assess the political, economic and security situation in Iraq has been lacking.”

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