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Bushology Interactive:
2000 - 2004

The Bush II Administration

The conflict with Iraq:

David E. Sanger, New York Times, "President Says Military Phase in Iraq Has Ended," May 2, 2003.
* Elisabeth Bumiller, New York Times, "For Bush, Cold Truths Are Lurking After Pomp on Carrier," May 2, 2003.

* Thomas Powers, New York Times, "When Frontier Justice Becomes Foreign Policy," July 13, 2003.

Karen DeYoung, Washington Post, "Bush Proclaims Victory in Iraq:  Work on Terror Is Ongoing, President Says," May 2, 2003.
* Dana Milbank, Washington Post, "For Bush, the Military Is the Message for '04," May 2, 2003.
* Dana Milbank and Jim VandeHei, Washington Post, "No Political Fallout for Bush on Weapons [of Mass Destruction]," May 17, 2003.
--David E. Sanger with Warren Hoge, New York Times, "Bush Escapes Fury That Batters Blair," June 26, 2003.
* Karen DeYoung & Walter Pincus, Washington Post, "U.S. Hedges on Finding Iraqi Weapons [of Mass Destruction]," May 29, 2003.

* Rupert Cornwell, The Independent, "Rumsfeld concedes banned Iraqi weapons may not exist," May 29, 2003.

* David E. Rosenbaum, New York Times, "Bush May Have Exaggerated, but Did He Lie?," June 22, 2003.

* David E. Sanger, New York Times, "Bush Claim on Iraq Had Flawed Origin, White House Says," July 8, 2003.

--Kirk Semple, New York Times, "Bush and Rice Say C.I.A. Approved Uranium Comment," July 11, 2003.

--Editorial, New York Times, "The Uranium Fiction," July 12, 2003.

--Walter Pincus, Washington Post, "Tenet Says He Didn't Know About Claim," July 17, 2003.

--Richard W. Stevenson, New York Times, "White House Tells How Bush Came to Talk of Iraq Uranium," July 19, 2003.

--David E. Sanger with Judith Miller, New York Times, "National Security Aide Says He's to Blame for Speech Error," July 23, 2003.  (Stephen J. Hadley takes the latest fall.)

--Peter Slevin and Dana Priest, Washington Post, "Wolfowitz Concedes Iraq Errors," July 24, 2003.

--Mike Allen, Washington Post, "Cheney Says Failing to Attack Iraq Would Have Been 'Irresponsible,'"July 25, 2003.

* Neela Banerjee, New York Times, "Rivals Say Halliburton Dominates Iraq Oil Work," August 8, 2003.
--Mike Allen & Dana Milbank, Washington Post, "Bush Takes Responsibility for Iraq Claim," July 31, 2003.  (Bush's July 30 press conference)

* Dan Balz, Washington Post, "Upbeat Tone Belies Downside Risks," July 31, 2003.

* Richard W. Stevenson, New York Times, "Bush Denies Claim He Oversold Case for War," July 31, 2003.

--David Stout, New York Times, "Bush Dismisses Criticism on Iraq as 'Pure Politics,'" August 8, 2003.
Helen Dewar and Peter Slevin, Washington Post, "Hill GOP Rejects Wider Iraq Intelligence Probe," June 12, 2003.
* Walter Pincus, Washington Post, "Officials Defend Iraq Intelligence:  Rice, Powell Insist Threat Not Inflated," June 9. 2003.
Dana Milbank, Washington Post, "U.S. Faces Long Stay In Iraq, Bush Says:  Americans' Faith in Postwar Success Fading," July 2, 2003.
* Dana Milbank and Vernon Loeb, Washington Post, "Bush Utters Taunt About Militants: 'Bring 'Em On,'" July 3, 2003.

* Vernon Loeb, Washington Post, "'Guerrilla' War Acknowledged:  New Commander Cites Problems," July 17, 2003.

* Richard W. Stevenson, New York Times, "Bush at His Side, Blair Is Resolute in War's Defense," July 18, 2003.

* Richard W. Stevenson, New York Times, "Deaths of Hussein's Sons Allow Change of Subject," July 24, 2003.

Dana Milbank and Mike Allen, Washington Post, "Bush to Double Iraq Spending:  President Seeks $87 Billion More For Postwar Effort," September 8, 2003.
* Transcript of the President's speech to the nation, September 7, 2003.

* David E. Sanger, New York Times, "Bush Warns America of a Heavy Burden," September 8, 2003.

* Paul Krugman, New York Times, "Other People's Sacrifice," September 9, 2003.

* Editorial, New York Times, "Paying the Bills for Iraq," September 10, 2003.

* David Stout, New York Times, "Bush Calls for End to 'Past Bickering' Among Allies on Iraq," September 11, 2003.

* Paul Krugman, New York Times, "Exploiting the Atrocity," September 12, 2003.

* Vice President Dick Cheney on NBC's Meet the Press, September 14, 2003.

* David E. Sanger, New York Times, "Bush's Day at the U.N.: It's Chilly, Still, There," September 24, 2003.

--Bush's remarks to the U.N. General Assembly, September 23, 2003.
David E. Sanger, New York Times, "Bush Reports No Evidence of Hussein Tie to 9/11," September 18, 2003.

William Branigin and Bradley Graham, Washington Post, "Saddam Hussein Captured by U.S. Troops:  Former Leader Taken From Hole Near Farmhouse Without a Shot Fired," December 14, 2003.

Barton Gellman, Washington Post, "Iraq's Arsenal Was Only on Paper:  Since Gulf War, Nonconventional Weapons Never Got Past the Planning Stage," January 7, 2004.

James Risen, New York Times, "White House Shows Less Certainty Now on Iraq's Arms," January 27, 2004.

Editorial, New York Times, "Testing Two Leaders:  George Bush, in Denial," January 29, 2004.

Eric Alterman, The Nation, "'Sorry' Seems to Be the Hardest Word," January 29, 2004.

Richard W. Stevenson, New York Times, "Bush, on War's Anniversary, Calls on World to Fight Terror," March 20, 2004.

Sixty Minutes, "Richard Clarke's take on terror," March 21, 2004.

* The White House's official response to Clarke's breathtaking charges.

* Text of the President's Daily Brief for Aug. 6, 2001.

Transcript of Bush's Remarks on Iraq: "We Will Finish the Work of the Fallen," April 13, 2004.
* Editorial, New York Times, "Mr. Bush's Press Conference," April 14, 2004.
War coverage:  (Also see:  The Casualties.)

Arab News


CBS News



New Yorker

New York Times

USA Today

Washington Post

The brave journalists
Department of Defense:  "Public Affairs Guidance (PAG) on Embedding Media," February 3, 2003.
Media Map of Iraq:  Where the journalists are covering the war

CyberJournalist:  A listing of war weblogs.

* Howard Kurtz, Washington Post, "For Media After Iraq, A Case of Shell Shock," April 28, 2003.

* Various journalists, Washington Post, "Embedded In Iraq: Was It Worth It?" May 4, 2003.

The brave troops
Laura Blumenfeld and Julie Tate, Washington Post, "In Troops' Final Words, Faith and Grace:
Wartime Deaths Give Meaning to Each Syllable in What Became Last Letters Home," April 27, 2003.

Bob Herbert, New York Times, "Dying in Iraq," July 31, 2003.

The brave antiwar movement
Todd Gitlin, Washington Post, "The War's Over, But the Fighting's Getting Worse," May 4, 2003.

Evelyn Nieves, Washington Post, "Antiwar Groups Say Public Ire Over Iraq Claims Is Increasing," July 22, 2003.

The brave new world
Bill Keller, New York Times, "The Thinkable," May 4, 2003.

William J. Broad, New York Times, "Facing a Second Nuclear Age," August 3, 2003.

The road to war:
See Steve Ricchetti, Washington Post, "Don't Put The Blame On Clinton," February 22, 2003 - in response to more right-wing disinformation from Charles Krauthammer.
National Security Archive:  "Shaking Hands with Saddam Hussein:  The U.S. Tilts toward Iraq, 1980-1984," February 25, 2003.

William M. Arkin, The Gulf War: Secret History, 2000.

New York Times

* Jack F. Matlock, Jr., New York Times, "The Threatening Storm Warns That an Attack on Iraq Is Dangerous and Necessary," October 20, 2002.

* Editorial, New York Times, "Saying No to War," March 9, 2003.

Washington Post
* Dana Milbank, Washington Post, "For Bush, Facts Are Malleable," October 22, 2002.
--Paul Krugman, New York Times, "Dead Parrot Society," October 25, 2002.
* Bradley Graham, Washington Post, "'Scorched Earth' Plans in Iraq Cited:
Officials Also Warn Germ War Possible," December 19, 2002.

* Michael Dobbs, Washington Post, "U.S. Had Key Role in Iraq Buildup:  Trade in Chemical Arms Allowed Despite Their Use on Iranians, Kurds," December 30, 2002.

* Glenn Kessler, Washington Post, "U.S. Decision On Iraq Has Puzzling Past:  Opponents of War Wonder When, How Policy Was Set," January 12, 2003.

* Michael Dobbs, Washington Post, "Willing to Go to War With or Without U.N.," January 22, 2003.

* Thomas E. Ricks, Washington Post, "Desert Caution:  Once 'Stormin' Norman,' Gen. Schwarzkopf Is Skeptical About U.S. Action in Iraq," January 28, 2003.

* Editorial, Washington Post, "The Case for Action," February 5, 2003.

--Editorial, Washington Post, "'Drumbeat' on Iraq? A Response to Readers," February 27, 2003.

--William Greider, The Nation, "Washington Post Warriors," March 6, 2003.

* Dana Milbank, Washington Post, "Bush Links Faith and Agenda in Speech to Broadcast Group," February 11, 2003.

* Glenn Kessler and Mike Allen, Washington Post, "Bush Faces Increasingly Poor Image Overseas," February 24, 2003.

* Dana Milbank and Peter Slevin, Washington Post, "President Details Vision for Iraq," February 27, 2003.

--Susan B. Glasser, Washington Post, "Democracy in Kuwait Is Promise Unfulfilled," February 27, 2003.
* Dana Milbank, Washington Post, "Bush's Political Future Hinges on Quick War," March 15, 2003.
--David Von Drehle, Washington Post, "Bush Bets Future on Success in Iraq," March 16, 2003.

--Glenn Kessler and Mike Allen, Washington Post, "U.S. Missteps Led to Failed Diplomacy," March 16, 2003.

* Walter Pincus and Dana Milbank, Washington Post, "Bush Clings To Dubious Allegations About Iraq," March 18, 2003.
Also see:
* CIA, Iraq's Weapons of Mass Destruction Programs, October 2002.
--Richard Leiby, Washington Post, "The Smoking Gun:  Khidhir Hamza tried to help Iraq make a nuclear bomb.  Now he's trying to stop it," February 6, 2003.
* John le Carre, The Times of London, "The United States of America has gone mad," January 15, 2003.
--Richard Cohen, Washington Post, "The War According to John le Carre," January 23, 2003.
* Colin Powell's speech to the United Nations, February 5, 2003.
--Keith B. Richburg, Washington Post, "Key Allies Not Won Over by Powell," February 7, 2003.
* Former President Bill Clinton on CNN's Larry King Live, February 6, 2003.

* Senator Robert Byrd, "Reckless Administration May Reap Disastrous Consequences," February 12, 2003.

* No byline, CNN. "Bush talking more about religion:  'Faith to solve the nation's deepest problems,'" February 18, 2003.

--Howard Fineman, Newsweek, "Bush and God," March 10, 2003.
* Dan Rather of the CBS Evening News interviews Saddam Hussein, February 25, 2003.

* Seymour M. Hersh, New Yorker, "Lunch with the Chairman:  Why was Richard Perle meeting with Adnan Khashoggi?" March 10, 2003.

--Danny Penman, The Guardian, "US firms set for postwar contracts," March 11, 2003.

--Jim Lobe, Asia Times, "Perle: 'Prince of Darkness' in the spotlight," March 25, 2003.

--Stephen Labaton, New York Times, "Democrat Seeks Inquiry on Bankrupt Firm's Adviser," March 25, 2003.

--Robert Burns, Associated Press, "Key Rumsfeld Adviser Resigns His Post," March 27, 2003.

--Stephen Labaton, New York Times, "Pentagon Adviser Is Stepping Down," March 28, 2003.  (Did Perle jump--or was he shoved?)

--Richard Perle, Wall Street Journal, "For the Record:  Phony ethics charges shouldn't distract from the nation's defense," March 31, 2003.

* Howard Kurtz, Washington Post, "Conservatives' Uncivil War Over Iraq:  A Policy Debate Turns Bitter and Vindictive," March 24, 2003.
The good news/bad news about the peace movement:
* David Corn, LA Weekly, "Behind the Placards:  The odd and troubling origins of today’s anti-war movement," November 1-7, 2002.  (Mixed messages?)
--David Corn, The Nation, "Debating the Antiwar Movement," December 23, 2002.  (With responses from Marc Cooper and Alexander Cockburn)

--Evelyn Nieves, Washington Post, "Antiwar Organizer's Politics Cause Rift," February 16, 2003.

* Evelyn Nieves, Washington Post, "Antiwar Effort Gains Momentum," December 2, 2002.

* David Montgomery, Washington Post, "The Peace Warriors," December 10, 2002.

--Common Dreams
* Robert D. McFadden, New York Times, "From New York to Melbourne, Protest Against War on Iraq," February 16, 2003.
--Glenn Frankel, Washington Post, "Millions Worldwide Protest Iraq War," February 16, 2003.
Pro-war demonstrations:
* Paul Krugman, New York Times, "Channels of Influence," March 25, 2003.

* Wayne Barrett, Village Voice, "Bush's Voice of America:  Pro-War Media Conglomerate Tries to Take Over New York," April 2 - 8, 2003.

Bush and North Korea:  Conflict or crisis?

New York Times

Washington Post

Also see:

* CNS:  North Korea Special Collection

* Steven Mufson, Washington Post, "Bush and North Korea: Where's the Big Stick?," December 29, 2002.

* Michael Dobbs, Washington Post, "N. Korea Tests Bush's Policy of Preemption:  Strategy Seems to Target Weaker Nations," January 6, 2003.

* David E. Sanger & Thom Shanker, New York Times, "North Korea Hides New Nuclear Site, Evidence Suggests," July 20, 2003.

* David E. Sanger, New York Times, "President Takes a Softer Stance on North Korea," July 22, 2003.

* David E. Sanger, New York Times, "How North Korea Became North Korea," July 27, 2003.

* Nicholas D. Kristof, New York Times, "Grabbing the Nettle," August 1, 2003.

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