Friday, July 29, 2005 Top Worldwide Top Worldwide: "July 29 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. reconstruction of Iraq's oil and electricity systems failed to lift energy production above pre-war levels as of May of this year, the U.S. Government Accountability Office said in a report.

Some funds intended for power system reconstruction have had to be diverted ``to meet immediate needs in security and economic development and to fund smaller, more visible reconstruction projects,'' the congressional agency said in a report released yesterday."

Stating the obvious. U.S. U.S.: "July 29 (Bloomberg) -- Two U.S. Marines died in western Iraq when their unit came under small arms and rocket-propelled grenade fire, the U.S. military said.

The incident occurred yesterday in Cykla, about 200 kilometers (120 miles) west of Baghdad, the military said in a statement e-mailed today from the capital, Baghdad."

Damn nation building.

Guardian Unlimited | World Latest | British Army Closing Bases in N. Ireland

Guardian Unlimited | World Latest | British Army Closing Bases in N. Ireland: "BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) - The British army began closing or demolishing three military installations in the Irish Republican Army's rural heartland Friday in a rapid response to the IRA's declaration to renounce violence and disarm."

Peace at last. Peace at last.

Today in History - July 29

Today in History - July 29: "One year ago: Sen. John Kerry accepted the Democratic presidential nomination at the party's convention in Boston with a military salute and the declaration: 'I'm John Kerry and I'm reporting for duty.'"

Funny how? - FDA pulls poultry drug, cites health risk - FDA pulls poultry drug, cites health risk: "Baytril has been licensed since 1996 to treat respiratory disease in chickens. Since then, strains of antibiotic-resistant campylobacter have increased, now accounting for 21% of the 1 million campylobacter infections in people each year, says Rob Tauxe of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention."

They knew this before the drug was approved and it took them 9 years to do something about it.

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Turkish Daily News - Iraq's al-Qaeda says it killed Algerian envoys

Turkish Daily News - Iraq's al-Qaeda says it killed Algerian envoys: "Al-Qaeda on Wednesday said it killed the two Algerian envoys kidnapped last week, according to an Internet statement. "

Things are getting better or worse or what? No car bomb today, yet.

Today in History - July 28

Today in History - July 28: "In 1868, the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, guaranteeing due process of law, was declared in effect.

In 1896, the city of Miami, Fla., was incorporated.

In 1932, Federal troops forcibly dispersed the so-called Bonus Army of World War I veterans who had gathered in Washington to demand money they weren't scheduled to receive until 1945.

In 1945, the U.S. Senate ratified the United Nations Charter by a vote of 89-2.

In 1965, President Johnson announced he was increasing the number of American troops in South Vietnam from 75,000 to 125,000.

In 1977, Roy Wilkins turned over leadership of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People to Benjamin L. Hooks.

In 2002, nine coal miners trapped in the flooded Quecreek Mine in Somerset, Pa., were rescued after 77 hours underground.

Ten years ago: A jury in Union, S.C., rejected the death penalty for Susan Smith, sentencing her instead to life in prison for drowning her two young sons. (Smith will be eligible for parole in 2024).

Five years ago: Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori was sworn in for an unprecedented third term of office, infuriating demonstrators who set government buildings ablaze."


Guardian Unlimited | World Latest | Iraq Building Up Military, Police Force

Guardian Unlimited | World Latest | Iraq Building Up Military, Police Force: "Iraq has made progress in building up its security forces, estimated at about 77,000 soldiers and 94,000 police. But the process has been plagued by the challenges of an increasingly intransigent insurgency."

Did Bush just say there were 160k solders and 100k police? Top Worldwide Top Worldwide: "North Korea, which said in February it had built nuclear weapons and was exiting the six-party framework, agreed earlier this month to resume the talks after a meeting with U.S. officials."

So we do, do one on one meetings with N. Korea. Top Worldwide Top Worldwide: "Only 15 of the 202 Democrats in the House voted for the measure, a record low for a trade agreement. While Democrats objected to Cafta because of what they characterized as weak labor provisions, many in the party used the legislation to show dissatisfaction with President George W. Bush's trade policies."

Traitors. The Republicans you can understand they are all about big business but the Democrats? What are primaries for?

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Roadside bomb kills 4 US soldiers in Iraq - The Boston Globe - - Middle East - News

Roadside bomb kills 4 US soldiers in Iraq - The Boston Globe - - Middle East - News: "BAGHDAD -- A roadside bombing killed four American soldiers in southwestern Baghdad, the US command said yesterday, and 16 Iraqi government workers died in a hail of gunfire as they left work on the western edge of the capital.

A statement by the US command said the soldiers from Task Force Baghdad died Sunday night when their vehicle ran over a roadside bomb in the southwestern part of the city. The statement gave no further details."

this whole nation building thing is a really bad idea. | 07/27/05 | Opinion Story | 07/27/05 | Opinion Story: "Barring disclosure that he is a closet transvestite with a penchant for setting fire to nursing homes, John Roberts appears certain to be confirmed as an associate justice of the U. S. Supreme Court. But even if he should fail, he will still have performed yeoman service for the Cheney/Bush administration.

By agreeing to have his name put forward to replace Sandra Day O'Connor on the high court, Roberts enabled the embattled Karl Rove to escape from our television news programs and the front pages -- and inside pages for that matter -- of our daily newspapers.

If you think the timing of the announcement of Roberts' selection wasn't a carefully planned distraction, try to recall the last time a president demanded and got prime television time to make an announcement that ordinarily would have been a 10-minute turn in the Rose Garden, weather permitting."

Rove skates. Just like I said he would. The Democratic party is just too weak.

Today in History - July 27

Today in History - July 27: "In 1960, Vice President Richard M. Nixon was nominated for president at the Republican National Convention in Chicago.

In 1974, the House Judiciary Committee voted 27-11 to recommend President Nixon's impeachment on a charge that he had personally engaged in a 'course of conduct' designed to obstruct justice in the Watergate case.

In 1976, Air Force veteran Ray Brennan became the first person to die of so-called Legionnaire's Disease following an American Legion convention in Philadelphia.

In 1980, on day 267 of the Iranian hostage crisis, the deposed Shah of Iran died at a military hospital outside Cairo, Egypt, at age 60.

In 1996, terror struck the Atlanta Olympics as a pipe bomb exploded at Centennial Olympic Park, killing one person and injuring more than 100.

In 2003, comedian Bob Hope died in Toluca Lake, Calif., at age 100.

Ten years ago: The Korean War Veterans Memorial was dedicated in Washington by President Clinton and South Korean President Kim Young-sam.

Five years ago: Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic called presidential, parliamentary and local elections for the following September. (The election would result in Milosevic's fall from power.)

One year ago: Democrats assailed President Bush's handling of the Iraq war at their convention in Boston and painted a vivid portrait of John Kerry as a decorated war hero. The candidate's wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry, told the gathering: 'He earned his medals the old-fashioned way, by putting his life on the line.'"


BBC NEWS | Middle East | Rumsfeld in surprise Iraq visit

BBC NEWS | Middle East | Rumsfeld in surprise Iraq visit: "US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has urged Iraqis to complete their new constitution on time during a surprise visit to the capital, Baghdad.

'Now's the time to get on with it,' he said, calling for the committee writing it to meet its 15 August deadline."

We are creating Iran II. Hello? Anyone? Hello?

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

BBC NEWS | Americas | US soldier jailed for Iraq death

BBC NEWS | Americas | US soldier jailed for Iraq death: "A US corporal who served in Iraq has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after admitting to negligent homicide in the killing of an Iraqi policeman."

There's still a nation to build in Iraq. - Microsoft introduces compulsory Windows piracy checks - Microsoft introduces compulsory Windows piracy checks: "Microsoft has gone live with its blocking technology that will require people to validate their copies of Windows before being allowed download access to updates."

Funny. they sell shitty bug ridden software then force you to buy new versions via a security check. Monopolies suck.

Guardian Unlimited | World Latest | Clinton Urges Party Unity, Tough Stance

Guardian Unlimited | World Latest | Clinton Urges Party Unity, Tough Stance: "COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, a potential 2008 presidential candidate, on Monday pressed Democrats to adopt a tough stand on national security and urged the party to show a united front to counter ``the hard-right ideology in Washington.''"

She is just too far right for me. I'd rather see a more Dean like candidate run.

China: Swine virus toll mounts to 19

China: Swine virus toll mounts to 19: "Preliminary probe shows the unknown disease in Sichuan was caused by a kind of a swine virus known as streptococosis II.

The province has reported 80 cases of the infection as of Monday, including 67 confirmed and 13 suspected. Nineteen people have been reported dead and 17 people are in critical condition. Four have been discharged from hospital, the ministry of health said."

If this is true it is a bacterial infection and this is both good and bad.
Antibiotics should work but it will spread more easily. Top Worldwide Top Worldwide: "July 26 (Bloomberg) -- North Korea promised to strive to rid the Korean peninsula of nuclear weapons as six-nation talks aimed at dismantling the Stalinist nation's atomic arms program began in Beijing today."

Problem solved... No really, W thinks so.

Today in History - July 26

Today in History - July 26: "Today's Highlight in History:

On July 26, 1945, Winston Churchill resigned as Britain's prime minister after his Conservatives were soundly defeated by the Labor Party. (Clement Attlee became the new prime minister.)

On this date:

In 1775, Benjamin Franklin became Postmaster-General.

In 1788, New York became the 11th state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.

In 1908, U.S. Attorney General Charles J. Bonaparte issued an order creating an investigative agency that was a forerunner of the FBI.

In 1947, President Truman signed the National Security Act, creating the Department of Defense, the National Security Council, the Central Intelligence Agency and the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

In 1952, Adlai E. Stevenson was nominated for president by the Democratic National Convention in Chicago; John J. Sparkman was nominated for vice president.

In 1952, Argentina's first lady, Eva Peron, died in Buenos Aires at age 33.

In 1952, King Farouk I of Egypt abdicated in the wake of a coup led by Gamal Abdel Nasser.

In 1953, Fidel Castro began his revolt against Fulgencio Batista with an unsuccessful attack on an army barracks in eastern Cuba. (Castro ousted Batista in 1959.)

In 1971, Apollo 15 was launched from Cape Kennedy in Florida."

Monday, July 25, 2005 Bomb scare empties Penn Station Bomb scare empties Penn Station: "NEW YORK -- A bomb scare emptied Pennsylvania Station and disrupted service on Amtrak, commuter trains and city subways for about an hour on Sunday.

The busy commuter hub was evacuated after someone threw a backpack at an Amtrak agent and said it was a bomb, said Marissa Baldeo, a spokeswoman for New York City Transit. The threat was a false alarm, and service on all lines was restored at about 1:25 p.m."

Well at least he got some much needed attention.

Bomb kills 22 at Iraq police station - The Boston Globe - - Middle East - News

Bomb kills 22 at Iraq police station - The Boston Globe - - Middle East - News: "BAGHDAD -- A suicide bomber detonated a truck packed with explosives outside a Baghdad police station yesterday, killing at least 22 people in the country's deadliest attack in a week. Separate attacks killed a US soldier and a Marine, the US military said."

Nation building is *hard*.

Google News

Google News: "

White House Won't Show All Roberts Papers - Washington Post

Opposition to Roberts slow to muster - Boston Globe

Nominee faces tough scrutiny - The UCLA Daily Bruin"

Huh? Is there opposition or not?

BBC NEWS | Americas | US union movement 'faces split'

BBC NEWS | Americas | US union movement 'faces split': "The four unions say the umbrella AFL-CIO has not done enough to halt the decline in union membership in the US."

You just knew this was coming. It's all down hill from here.

Today in History - July 25

Today in History - July 25: "On this date:

In 1866, Ulysses S. Grant was named General of the Army, the first officer to hold the rank.

In 1868, Congress passed an act creating the Wyoming Territory.

In 1943, Benito Mussolini was dismissed as premier of Italy by King Victor Emmanuel III, and placed under arrest. (However, Mussolini was later rescued by the Nazis, and re-asserted his authority.)

In 1946, the United States detonated an atomic bomb at Bikini Atoll in the Pacific in the first underwater test of the device.

In 1952, Puerto Rico became a self-governing commonwealth of the United States.

In 1963, the United States, the Soviet Union and Britain initialed a treaty in Moscow prohibiting the testing of nuclear weapons in the atmosphere, in space or underwater.

In 1978, Louise Joy Brown, the first 'test tube baby,' was born in Oldham, England; she'd been conceived through the technique of in-vitro fertilization.

In 1984, Soviet cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya became the first woman to walk in space as she carried out more than three hours of experiments outside the orbiting space station Salyut 7.

In 1985, a spokeswoman for Rock Hudson confirmed that the actor, hospitalized in Paris, was suffering from AIDS. (Hudson died the following October.)

In 1994, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Jordan's King Hussein signed a declaration at the White House ending their countries' 46-year-old formal state of war.

Ten years ago: A bomb exploded on a Paris subway, killing seven people and injuring at least 60. A U.N. war crimes tribunal indicted Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, army commander General Ratko Mladic, and 22 other Serbs for war crimes.

Five years ago: A New York-bound Air France Concorde crashed outside Paris shortly after takeoff, killing all 109 people on board and four people on the ground; it was the first-ever crash of the supersonic jet. The Middle East summit at Camp David co"


Thursday, July 21, 2005

Today in History - July 21

Today in History - July 21: "President Bush sketched out a second-term domestic agenda, telling campaign donors he would shift focus to improving high school education and expanding access to health care."


People's Daily Online -- US wanton distortion clearly reveals its attempt

People's Daily Online -- US wanton distortion clearly reveals its attempt: "The report on China's military strength fabricated by the US Defense Department was released on July 19 after repeated revisions and postponements. The report insists on taking the theory of 'China military threat' as its main purpose. A US strategy analyst who had earlier read this report recently pointed out: US military schemers define Beijing's effort to reverse its weakness as a threat. This probably 'has bared more fully our ambition, but not China's.'"

Clearly we need to borrow more Money from China. > News > Mexico -- Border czar eyes civilian helpers to assist agents > News > Mexico -- Border czar eyes civilian helpers to assist agents: "The top U.S. border enforcement official, in what would be a significant change in approach, said yesterday that he is exploring the idea of having civilian volunteers work with the Border Patrol.

'We value having eyes and ears of citizens, and I think that would be one of the things we are looking at is how you better organize, let's say, a citizen effort,' Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Robert C. Bonner told The Associated Press."

Fear the armed rednecks.

US News Article |

US News Article | "About a dozen provisions in the USA Patriot Act, which was enacted in response to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, are set to expire at the end of this year unless renewed by Congress.

Critics say some provisions infringe on civil liberties and should not be renewed. But Bush repeated his call to renew them, saying they strengthen efforts to fight terrorism."

Fighting terror?

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Sunni on Constitution Panel Slain

Sunni on Constitution Panel Slain: "'I will not advise them to give up their weapons or join the political process as long as there are foreign invaders occupying Iraq,' said Issa, referring to U.S.-led troops.

Less than an hour later, he was dead."

W? Top Worldwide : China's Military Looks Beyond Taiwan, Pentagon Says Top Worldwide: "July 19 (Bloomberg) -- China is rapidly expanding its military capability, boosting its potential to strike beyond Taiwan and jeopardizing the balance of power in the region, the Pentagon said in a report to Congress."

Wow, W better borrow some more Money from china. Top Worldwide : Indonesia Reports First Human Deaths From Bird Flu Top Worldwide: "Thalita Nurul Azizah, 1, died two days after being admitted to a hospital in Tangerang, about 25 kilometers (15.5 miles) west of Jakarta, on July 7 for high fever and respiratory problems. Her father, Iwan Siswara Rifei, died on July 12 and her sister, Sabrina Nurul Aisyah, 8, died on July 14."

Get your flu shots.

Bush alters standard for firing in leak case / President says an aide would have had to commit a crime, not just be involved

Bush alters standard for firing in leak case / President says an aide would have had to commit a crime, not just be involved: "President Bush said Monday that he will fire anyone in the administration found to have committed a crime"

Would that be a bare minimum standard followed by just about everyone on the planet? Is this even news? Why would W even need to announce this?

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Reuters AlertNet - U.S. Senate approves Crawford to run FDA

Reuters AlertNet - U.S. Senate approves Crawford to run FDA: "Crawford had faced questions about an alleged extramarital affair with a subordinate amd over a stalled decision concerning easier access to emergency contraceptives. "

In english: Partisan hack and drug company shill made FDA chief.

Guardian Unlimited | World Latest | Trials for Two Gitmo Suspects to Resume

Guardian Unlimited | World Latest | Trials for Two Gitmo Suspects to Resume: "WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon intends to move ahead quickly with the military trials of two terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay and file charges against eight others after a federal court gave it a green light."


Monday, July 18, 2005 Top Worldwide Top Worldwide: "July 18 (Bloomberg) -- Eric Rudolph was sentenced today to two life terms in prison for a 1998 bombing that killed an off- duty police officer and maimed a nurse at an abortion clinic in Birmingham, Alabama."

If he was black and shot a gas clerk (putting them in a wheel chair) and killed a police officer in the act of a crime he'd be given the death sentence... But since he's a neocon.

IOL: Three policemen gunned down in Baghdad

IOL: Three policemen gunned down in Baghdad: "Gunmen killed three policemen and a government worker walking to work in Baghdad, officials said today, one day after four suicide car bombings killed 22 people."

In an amazing turn ove events over the weekend the American Media has now decided to "find the good stories in Iraq" and you will no longer be told when bombers kill 22 or 90 or 3...

It's called propaganda when this starts happening. Tell the good news are the America people this stupid? Yes. - Cheney aide confirmed CIA agent's identity, reporter says - Jul 18, 2005 - Cheney aide confirmed CIA agent's identity, reporter says - Jul 18, 2005: "'After that conversation, I knew that she worked at the CIA, and worked on WMD issues,' said Cooper, who appeared before a grand jury investigating the leak last week. 'But as I made clear to the grand jury, I'm certain Rove never used her exact name and certainly never indicated she had a covert status.'"

Anyone remember Whitewater? Ken Star? Can it get anymore obvious? The weakness of the left in America is truely pathetic.

Today in History - July 18

Today in History - July 18: "Senate Republicans opened a new round of Whitewater hearings."

Wow. In 1995 the Senate was holding hearings on Whitewater...

The Senate doesn't hold hearings to investigate W.

Thursday, July 14, 2005

AM - Bernard Ebbers sentenced to 25 years in prison

AM - Bernard Ebbers sentenced to 25 years in prison: "TONY EASTLEY: It remains the biggest corporate collapse in US history, and today the $11 billion failure of telecommunications company WorldCom had its sequel when its former Chief Executive, Bernard Ebbers, was jailed for 25 years.

The most important thing to remember is this... Enron criminals still not on trial. Enron defrauded the entire state of California, literally. U.S. U.S.: "Rehnquist, 80, was taken by ambulance for observation and tests to Arlington Hospital in Virginia and remains there today, court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said."

I hear the theme music from "Jaws"... - Car bomber kills 28 near U.S. convoy in Baghdad - Car bomber kills 28 near U.S. convoy in Baghdad: "The blast killed one U.S. soldier and 27 civilians, many of them children, Iraq's Interior Ministry said. About 70 others, including three U.S. soldiers, were injured in the attack. The force of the blast ripped through nearby homes and set one on fire."

FYI it's getting worse in Iraq.

Today in History - July 14

Today in History - July 14: "In 1933, all German political parties, except the Nazi Party, were outlawed."

Rove was so proud...

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

BBC NEWS | Middle East | Children die in Baghdad car bomb

BBC NEWS | Middle East | Children die in Baghdad car bomb: "At least 24 Iraqis, including many children, have been killed by a car bomb in south-eastern Baghdad.

A US soldier is also said to have died in the blast. Another three US soldiers are reported to have been injured."

Chaos will reign supreme.

Top News Article |

Top News Article | "WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top Democrats recommended to President Bush on Tuesday three Hispanic judges among potential Supreme Court nominees they view as able to win Senate confirmation without a partisan battle."

When you are rooting for a guy that thinks torture is okay... Wow. We are so screwed. - U.S. urges N. Korea to abandon atomic arms - U.S. urges N. Korea to abandon atomic arms: "SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The United States urged North Korea on Tuesday to abandon its atomic weapons program as South Korea revealed it had offered the impoverished North massive energy aid to lure it back to nuclear disarmament talks after more than a year of deadlock."

The W option plan... Buy it. Steal it. Kill for it. - Police hunt possible master bomber - Jul 13, 2005 - Police hunt possible master bomber - Jul 13, 2005: "Officers fear it could be a senior al Qaeda operative who arrived in the country several months ago and then fled the day before the atrocity, PA added."

Closer to home not further away. Over there George?

Monday, July 11, 2005

Top News Article |

Top News Article | "After publicly defending Rove two years ago, the White House responded to the barrage by saying it would not comment at the request of the prosecutors investigating who leaked the identify of CIA agent Valerie Plame.

'The White House promised if anyone was involved in the Valerie Plame affair, they would no longer be in this administration. I trust they will follow through on this pledge,' Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid of Nevada said."

How weak is the Democratic party? Rove commits treason and they beg to get him fired... No trial, no impeachment of Bush, no. They fucking beg for Rove to get fired.

If you vote Democratic you are throwing your vote away. Vote Green, communist, anything but supporting a worthlessly weak party like the Democratic Party.

Wednesday, July 06, 2005 Top Worldwide Top Worldwide: "Oil prices in New York have jumped more than 80 percent from the end of 2003 as a surge in demand, led by China and the U.S., forced producing nations to pump at capacity. Oil for delivery in December 2011 traded above $57 on Nymex yesterday. Prices averaged less than $19 a barrel from 1995 through 1999."

No mention of the fact that we've used up half of all the oil the world has? Odd. Oil futures for 2011 at $60 price now $60... Buy.

Chicago Tribune news : Nation/World

Chicago Tribune news : Nation/World: "Fitzgerald cited an article in the Columbia Journalism Review, which said that many reporters and press advocates were chagrined that the case of CIA agent Valerie Plame had become a test of maintaining confidential sources. The magazine said that many journalists felt that the sources, in exposing and endangering a covert operative, had committed an act that was not worth protecting."

You'd never know that Bob Novak actually was the "reporter" that outed Valerie Plame.

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Lawrence O'Donnell: Rove's I-did-not-inhale Defense - Yahoo! News

Lawrence O'Donnell: Rove's I-did-not-inhale Defense - Yahoo! News: "Karl Rove's lawyer, Robert Luskin, had his holiday weekend ruined on Friday when I broke the story that the e-mails that Time delivered to the special prosecutor that afternoon reveal that Karl Rove is the source Matt Cooper has been protecting for two years. The next day, Luskin was forced to open the first hole in the Rove two-year wall of silence about the case. In a huge admission to Newsweek and the Los Angeles Times, Luskin confessed that, well, yes, Rove did talk to Cooper. It is a huge admission in a case where Rove and Luskin have never, before Friday, felt compelled to say a word about Rove's contact with Cooper or anyone else involved in the case."

God Bless America! Oh wait, Rove is free to commit treason again and OBL is free to plan more 9/11s and gas is $2.25 a gallon.

What must it be like to vote Republican? I imagine it is like being the child who is told thunder is God bowling... "Fuck facts! Make me feel better!"

Monday, July 04, 2005 | 07/04/2005 | Gonzales dodges talk of Supreme Court seat | 07/04/2005 | Gonzales dodges talk of Supreme Court seat: "A Gonzales nomination would be controversial. Conservatives are wary, seeing him as a supporter of abortion rights and affirmative action. Democrats have said that his role in developing Bush administration policies on handling detainees in U.S. prisons in Iraq and at Guant�namo Bay, could cause difficulties similar to those that nearly tripped up his nomination as attorney general earlier this year."

The Republicans eat their own and the national media covers it like a window got broken on Main Street.

Litmus test for Supreme Court justice? Yes. Did you vote for Jerry Falwell? I hope not. It might just upset you as he is choosing the next Supreme Court justice.

Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | The Bush Interview: Tonight With Trevor McDonald

Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | The Bush Interview: Tonight With Trevor McDonald: "TONIGHT: Do you ever think maybe this was not such a good idea?

PRESIDENT BUSH: No, I'm actually confident it's the right thing to do.

TONIGHT: You have never had any doubts at all about it?

PRESIDENT BUSH: I am absolutely confident that we made the right decision. And not only that, I'm absolutely confident that the actions we took in Iraq are influencing reformers and freedom lovers in the greater Middle East. And I believe that you're going to see the rise of democracy in many countries in the broader Middle East, which will lay the foundation for peace."

W in his own words. Stunning. Just stunning.