“About half a million people died in Iraq as a result of war-related causes between the US-led invasion in 2003 and mid-2011, an academic study suggests. … The study – by researchers from the University of Washington, Johns Hopkins University, Simon Fraser University and Mustansiriya University – covers March 2003 until June 2011, six months […]

Read More… from 10/16/2013


“The results from a new poll commissioned by the British media watchdog group MediaLens exposed a startling disconnect between the realities of the Iraq War and public perceptions of it: Namely, what the Iraqi death toll was. … These answers are, of course, way off the mark. Estimates of the death toll range from about […]

Read More… from 6/7/2013


“More than 18,000 people are suffering from illnesses linked to the dust from the attacks on New York’s World Trade Center on 11 September 2001. The figure comes from the US government’s monitoring and treatment programme for 9/11 emergency workers, volunteers and local residents. The most common afflictions are respiratory problems including asthma and sinusitis, […]

Read More… from 9/1/2011


Article IV “Misleading the American People and Members of Congress To Believe Iraq Posed an Imminent Threat to the United States” of H.Res.1258 “RESOLUTION Impeaching George W. Bush, President of the United States, of high crimes and misdemeanors”: “In his conduct while President of the United States, George W. Bush, … has both personally and acting […]

Read More… from 6/10/2008


President George W. Bush’s thoughts on the Supreme Court ruling that the U.S. must adhere to Article 3 of the Geneva Convention: “This debate is occurring because of the Supreme Court’s ruling that said that we must conduct ourselves under the Common Article III of the Geneva Convention. And that Common Article III says that there […]

Read More… from 9/15/2006


President Bush on the reports by the Humans Rights Watch and Amnesty International criticizing the US on their handling of terrorist suspects, “I haven’t seen the report, but if they’re saying we tortured people, they’re wrong. Period…  No American will be allowed to torture another human being anywhere in the world.” – Transcript, “President George Bush Discusses Iraq in National Press […]

Read More… from 1/26/2006


“Scott Horton, an expert on international law who helped prepare a report on renditions issued by N.Y.U. Law School and the New York City Bar Association, estimates that a hundred and fifty people have been rendered since 2001. Representative Ed Markey, a Democrat from Massachusetts and a member of the Select Committee on Homeland Security, […]

Read More… from 2/14/2005


“In a 40-minute conversation in the Oval Office with correspondents from The New York Times, Mr. Bush, seated in front of a crackling fire, ranged across a number of issues that he is expected to discuss in his State of the Union address next week. … On whether the administration had looser standards for interrogating […]

Read More… from 1/27/2005


In an interview on 60 Minutes on March 21, 2004, Richard Clarke, a former top counterterrorism official, told journalist Lesley Stahl: “No. There’s absolutely no evidence that Iraq was supporting al Qaeda ever.” – “9/11: Before And After, Part 1,” 60 Minutes transcript, Search.alexanderstreet.com, accessed online July 5, 2018 […]

Read More… from 3/21/2004


After submitting the Wartime Budget, President Bush stated: “I’ve just met with our leaders here at the Pentagon, who are monitoring the course of our battle to free Iraq and rid that country of weapons of mass destruction [WMD]. Our coalition is on a steady advance. We’re making good progress… Our coalition is strong. It’s […]

Read More… from 3/25/2003