January 7th, 2007

NEWS POST

News Headlines In Brief

Every single one of these stories reeks of the Bush Administration's bungling, murderous incompetence. Find the common threads for yourselves.

NY Times: Saddam re-emerging as 'Sunni Arab hero'
Saddam Hussein is re-emerging on the "Arab street" as a Sunni hero who stoically endured torment and humiliation before his execution, The New York Times will report Saturday.

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Frank Rich: Surge is a sham; Forces that killed Sheehan's son now run Iraq
In his latest Sunday column, New York Times columnist Frank Rich contrasts how President Ford and President Bush handled Vietnam and Iraq. Contrary to Bush who wants to keep "refighting a war that is finished," the late President Ford – "a consistent Vietnam hawk" – assumed power during "the final throes of the fiasco" and "recognized reality when he saw it."

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Wesley Clark: Bush's 'surge' will backfire
The odds are that President George Bush will announce a "surge" of up to 20,000 additional US troops in Iraq. But why? Will this deliver a "win"? The answers: a combination of misunderstanding and desperation; and, probably not.

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Revealed: Israel plans nuclear strike on Iran
ISRAEL has drawn up secret plans to destroy Iran’s uranium enrichment facilities with tactical nuclear weapons.

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Tehran: Israel will regret any attack
Iran came out strongly in response to a report on Sunday that Israel planned to attack Teheran's nuclear sites, declaring that any attack would be met with a response and that "anyone who attacks will regret their actions very quickly."

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Iraqi PM reveals US crackdown
President Bush is to announce this week that up to 30,000 extra troops will be thrown into the battle for Baghdad. They will be part of a crackdown against insurgents and the largely Shia death squads who have brought Iraq to the brink of civil war.

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