The Bush-house attempts to lecture Australia on it's foreign policy have resulted in some admirably straightforward retorts coming from a revered source of invective at the centre of Australian politics (Paul "scumbags!" Keating). Following his lead, Mal Fraser, no progressive in his day (engineering to his benefit the undemocratic deposing of the Whitlam government) has also told the administration to butt-out of Australian politics.
Associated Press is reporting that a convoy of medical supplies has crossed into Mexico from Texas with Cuba as the final destination. In a spirited display of non-violent dissent, principled clerics are refusing to believe the lies perpetrated by successive U.S. governments and are putting people before warped ideology.
The Pentagon announced it will be removing some of it's troops from overseas peacekeeping missions now that its unique immunity from prosecution for war-crimes had expired.
Like Oliver Stone's film J.F.K, Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11 is rapidly becoming the canon for explaning recent U.S. domestic and foreign policy and it's outcomes. Stephen Rosenthal and Junaid Ahmad's review of the film investigates deeper, showing Moore to be selective in his damnation, accurately criticising Republican policy while being silent on the equally immoral activities of the other corporatist war-mongering party, the Democrats during the Roosevelt, Carter and Clinton administrations.
Discourse has a link to Jon Stewart's debunking of the statements of the VP & Rumsfeld - it's hilarious.
Accusations of further infiltration of the FBI by al-Qaeda operatives in relation to the 1993 WTC bombing.