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Kennedy Says Iraq Is Bush’s Vietnam: “This Country Needs A New President”

This is the text of a speech delivered at the Brookings Institution by Senator Edward Kennedy (Democrat, Massachusetts).

Text of speech by Senator Edward Kennedy to the Brookings Institution.

KennedyThank you, Tom for that generous introduction. The Brookings Institution is consistently at the forefront of debate on the great issues in both foreign and domestic policy, and it’s a privilege to be with you today.

In our open society, it is essential to distinguish vigorous debate over honest differences of opinion from the repeated use of false and misleading arguments to persuade the American people. Integrity is the lifeblood of democracy. Deceit is a poison in its veins. [Read more…]

Tenet Defends CIA Intelligence Role In Iraq War

As controversy continues over the reliability of American and British intelligence information used to justify the 2003 war in Iraq, the Director of the US Central Intelligence Agency, George J. Tenet, has delivered a speech at Georgetown University, defending the role played by the agency he has led since 1997.

  • Listen to extracts of Tenet’s speech (5m)

Transcript of speech by George Tenet, Director of the CIA.

Iraq and Weapons of Mass Destruction

CIAI have come here today to talk to you—and to the American people—about something important to our nation and central to our future:  how the United States intelligence community evaluated Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction programs over the past decade, leading to a National Intelligence Estimate in October of 2002.

I want to tell you about our information and how we reached our judgments.

I will tell you what I think—honestly and directly. [Read more…]

Michael Moore: You Say Deserter, I Say More Dessert…

This is an article by film producer Michael Moore.

Article by Michael Moore.

You Say Deserter, I Say More Dessert…

by Michael Moore


I would like to apologize for referring to George W. Bush as a “deserter.” What I meant to say is that George W. Bush is a deserter, an election thief, a drunk driver, a WMD liar and a functional illiterate. And he poops his pants. In fact, he “shot a man in Reno just to watch him die.” [Read more…]

Arianna Huffington: Bush Leaves No Bride Behind

Arianna Huffington has attacks President George W. Bush, following his State of the Union Address.


by Arianna Huffington

Signaling that the Pander Countdown to Election Day 2004 has begun in earnest, President Bush spiced up Tuesday’s State of the Union speech by tossing a bone, if not a garter belt and a bible, to his conservative base, which is up in arms over the thought that gay people may soon have the right to legally tie and untie the knot — and thus make a mockery of the sacred institution that Britney and Jason are such big fans of. He did this by tiptoeing up to the edge of saying “I do” to supporting a constitutional amendment defining marriage as the exclusive province of heterosexual couples. [Read more…]

Democratic Response To The State Of The Union Address 2004

This is the response to the State Of The Union Address by Nancy Pelosi, the House Democratic Leader, and Tom Daschle, the Senate Minority Leader. [Read more…]

State Of The Union Address 2004 – President George W Bush

This is President George W. Bush’s third State of the Union Address.

The speech was delivered in the House of Representatives chamber. [Read more…]

Back To The Moon And On To Mars: Bush Announces New Space Program

President George W. Bush has set out an ambitious program of space exploration over the next 20 years that will see manned missions to the moon by 2015-20 with a view to using to using the Moon as a launching pad for further exploration of Mars.

Bush announced his Vision for Space Exploration during a visit to the NASA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. He said the Sapce Shuttle would be retired once the International Space Station was completed.

The new exploration program will be known as Constellation. [Read more…]

Why Michael Moore Is Supporting Wesley Clark

Michael Moore, the producer of “Bowling for Columbine”, the devastating expose of the gun industry in the US, has announced his support for the presidential campaign of retired General Wesley Clark.

Describing Clark in computer-speak as Dean 2.0, Moore says Clark is the Democratic Party candidate with the “absolute best hope” of defeating George W. Bush. [Read more…]

Greens Claim Presiding Officers ‘Kowtowed’ To Chinese President

Following last Thursday’s parliamentary address by President Bush, during which Senators Bob Brown and Kerry Nettle interjected, the Greens have objected to their treatement at the hands of the parliament’s presiding officers during yesterday’s address by China’s President Hu Jintao.

The Greens senators have been on the receiving end of considerable media criticism following their performance during Bush’s speech, but the strong-arm tactics of the Chinese will unsettle many.

A report by Steve Lewis in The Australian today claims that the Chinese President threatened not to deliver his speech unless he was guaranteed a silent reception. Lewis paints a picture of frantic last-minute activity as Hu arrived at Parliament House:

Just before 9.30am yesterday, the Foreign Minister of China, Li Zhaoxing, pulled up at Parliament House in his chauffeur-driven limousine. [Read more…]

President Bush Addresses Australian Parliament; Greens Ejected

United States President George W. Bush has addressed the Australian Parliament during his visit to Canberra.

The speech was punctuated by interjections from Greens senators Bob Brown and Kerry Nettle. [Read more…]