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The Costs of War

By Remy Benoit

From Matt Kelley, USA Today Largest Iraq contract rife with errors.

From Ward Reilly at The Baltimore Chronicle and Sentinel An Occupation of Iraq is Not Ours to Choose.

From Caroline Arnold at Common Dreams Habeas Corpus: A Defense Against The Dark Arts.

From Reuters AlertNet and Ruth Gidley Aid agencies seen taking sides in Iraq.

From Ray McGovern at Consortium News Bush's Wooden-headedness Kills: President George W. Bush is convinced, in the face of all evidence to the contrary, that he is on the right course in the war in Iraq and the struggle against terrorism. He says he will not change his mind.

From Robert Parry at Consortium News NYT on Iraq: Better Late Than Never? In an extraordinary full-length editorial, the New York Times has called for an end to the U.S. military occupation of Iraq, a step that some anti-war Americans may praise as a turning-point while others will be left wondering why it took the nation’s leading newspaper more than four years – and scores of thousands of dead – to figure this out.

From CNN U.S. and Coalition Casualties.

From The National Priorites Project Cost of Iraq War.

From Just Foreign Policy If Congress Represented Public Opinion, We'd Have a Veto-Proof Withdrawal Plan.

From Just Foreign Policy Petition Against War with Iran.

From Just Foreign Policy Estimated Deaths of Iraqi People.

Perhaps it is time that before we accept the coming of a war, we demand facts - we demand time to sort through them - and we do not give anyone too much power. That is why our system is designed with Checks and Balances. When it comes to seeing that they are enforced, and protected, we are the Deciders.

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