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The looting of Iraq

February 3, 2006 - One of North Carolina's own, Mr. Robert Stein, is now in federal court where the former U.S. occupation official in Iraq "is expected to plead guilty to bribery, conspiracy, money laundering and other charges ...

Houston, We Still Have a Problem

May 18, 2005 - Executives and investors will be gathering in downtown Houston today for the annual shareholders meeting for Halliburton Co. Inside, CEO David Lesar will be congratulating himself on the astonishing $7.1 billion revenue the company has made off its military contracts in Iraq, which boosted Halliburton's overall revenue some 25 percent, bringing it to over $20 billion for 2004.

Oil for Bombs

May 17, 2005 - Lurking beneath the headlines about the much-touted oil-for-food scandal (that, helpfully for the right, involves the U.N., a British leftist, some French guy, and lots of "top Kremlin operatives") is

War Games

May 4, 2005 - To get a sense of how far public sentiment has turned against the Bush Administration's foreign policy, one has to go no further than recruitment figures released by the U.S. Army yesterday. Here's a clip from Reuters:

U.S. Poll: "Get Out of Iraq"

April 29, 2005 - Anti-war progressive activists are routinely denounced by the media, pundits, and others -- including Democratic leaders -- for taking a position that the U.S. should get out of Iraq.

Students Getting More Liberal

April 22, 2005 - "The number of US university students who hold traditional liberal views increased sharply over the past year, pushed by excitement over the 2004 election and dissatisfaction with George W. Bush's foreign policy."

$300,000,000,000.00 and Counting

April 22, 2005 - Today's Associated Press reports that the Senate's "overwhelmingly approval" yesterday of $81 billion for wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, if approved by the House and President, "would push the total cost of combat and reconstruction past $300 billion."