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Congress has been investigating, with strong Republican support, the UN-administered Oil for Food program. But Republican concern for mismanagement of the Iraqi people's money--which after all is what this is about--would seem more genuine if they were also concerned about our own mishandling of Iraqi money. How many American corporations connected to Republican party interests have become wealthy with Iraqi funds controlled by an American-led Coalition Authority? And what services and goods did they provide to earn their profits?
Another day, another scandal revealed--and--to be--quickly forgotten.
From ABC's The Note: "On Sunday, the Washington Post's Marc Fisher profiled Maya Keyes, the daughter of former Senate and presidential candidate Alan Keyes, writing that she will make her debut as a gay political activist today, as we Noted above.
Monday February 14, 2005
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Free and Open to all!
A sculpture in Chicago's new Millennium Park is off limits to photographers.
Here's the Slashdot account:
Despite our best hopes, Iraq still remains unsafe for the Iraqi people. A Washington Post story recounts the recent terror:
Insurgents have answered hopes for a post-election calm with a wave of carnage, capping two days of violence with a suicide bombing Saturday in front of a hospital south of Baghdad that killed 17 people.
QUOTE OF DAY: "There is no job that is America's God-given right anymore."
- Carly Fiorina, then-CEO, Hewlett Packard... urging Congress not to restrict outsourcing of labor in January 2004. (The quote is courtesy of itsez.org.)