Saturday, August 28, 2004

Must Reads for August 27, 2004. . .

Michael Moore's Must Reads
for Friday, August 27, 2004

In a march organized by MOB (Mothers Opposing Bush), hundreds of people, mostly mothers and many toting small children, marched across the Brooklyn Bridge to protest against -- you guessed it -- President Bush.

In most advanced countries, the government provides everyone with health insurance. So what's wrong with us?

Ain't no mountain high enough. Despite all the legal roadblocks put in its way, a massive march will protest the Republican National Convention in New York City.

Ali Hamza Ahmed Sulayman al Bahlul was among the first four suspected al Qaeda fighters held at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, to face criminal charges. Sounds simple?

Interrogation practices intended to be limited to captives held in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, and Afghanistan were approved by Lt. Gen. Ricardo S. Sanchez for use at Abu Ghraib. Didn't he understand that sanctioned torture in two foreign nations was enough?

Iraqi policemen rounded up dozens of journalists at gunpoint in a Najaf hotel and took them to police headquarters before later releasing them. Sound like freedom?

MPs are planning to impeach Tony Blair for "high crimes and misdemeanours" in taking Britain to war against Iraq, reviving an ancient practice last used against Lord Palmerston more than 150 years ago.

A UN committee has found that sanctions imposed against al-Qaeda and the former Taleban have had little impact on the groups' operations. That might be true if you discount recruitment efforts.

A military plane carrying Vice President Dick Cheney came within almost half a mile of a small private plane over Bridgeport, Conn. Sounds dangerous.

A march that began at the Democratic Convention in Boston and ended Thursday in New York City, kicks off a week of protest.


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