Archive: October 02, 2005 - October 08, 2005

The Message in the Prize

President Bush will not be amused by the Nobel Prize awarded to Mohamed ElBaradei and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), predicts the Age in Australia. "Intentionally or not, the decision ... is a rebuke to United States President George...

By Jefferson Morley | October 7, 2005; 12:19 PM ET | Comments (8)

Who's In Charge?

The disarray of the U.S.-backed government in Baghad deepened Thursday when the country's Kurdish president and Shiite prime minister took diametrically opposed positions on President Bush and Prime Minister Tony Blair's allegations of Iranian interference. Iraqi president Jalal Talabani stood...

By Jefferson Morley | October 7, 2005; 11:00 AM ET | Email a Comment

Spy Case Implicates Former Philippines Police Chief

A Filipino political leader who admits receiving information from accused spy Leandro Aragoncillo, a former administrative chief of Vice President Cheney's security detail, has spent years fighting off legal charges of murder, corruption and human rights abuses, according to the...

By Jefferson Morley | October 6, 2005; 2:38 PM ET | Comments (1)

Venezuela's Spending on the Poor

So says Bernardo Alvarez, Venezuela's Ambassador to the United States, in a letter to the editors of The Post published today. He provides some numbers about Venezuelan poverty before Hugo Chavez that news organizations might want to dissect. But is...

By Jefferson Morley | October 5, 2005; 5:59 PM ET | Comments (5)

Reporting on Iraqi Politics in Disarray

With U.S. media coverage of the Iraq war focusing on the most-recent U.S. military offensive, several recent political events that have put the United States' Iraq policy on the defensive have been overshadowed. First, as London's Financial Times reported, "late...

By Jefferson Morley | October 5, 2005; 9:54 AM ET | Comments (4)

Uncovered at Home and Abroad

The international online media often jump on stories that the U.S. media pass up. In the past five days, five stories from around the world illustrate how this happens. Why it happens is another question that is open to a...

By Jefferson Morley | October 4, 2005; 8:25 AM ET | Comments (13)

Pentagon Study: Iraq Hindered Katrina Reponse

The U.S. military's performance in the wake of Hurricane Katrina was "disastrous" and the deployment of  National Guard forces in Iraq was a "major factor" in the government's delayed response, according to a Pentagon study obtained by The Independent in...

By Jefferson Morley | October 3, 2005; 2:00 PM ET | Comments (5)

'Iron Lady' Talks in 'Hammer' Probe

Tom Delay, the indicted House GOP leader, is known as "The Hammer." Margaret Thatcher was "The Iron Lady." So it may come as no surprise that these tough-talking conservative leaders had a meeting in May 2000. But U.S. authorities now...

By Jefferson Morley | October 3, 2005; 9:20 AM ET | Comments (3)

 

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