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For The Week Ending Dec. 22, 2006


"The Case for Impeachment"

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Co-authors journalist David Lindorff and Center for Constitutional Rights attorney Barbara Olshansky speak about their book, "The Case for Impeachment: The Legal Argument for Removing President George W. Bush from Office," at the United Church on the Green, in New Haven, June 24.

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  • Iraq Study Group Recommendations
    Won't End War and Occupation

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  • Pentagon Misinforms National Guard
    and Reserve Soldiers
    About Education Benefits

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  • Grassroots Impeachment Campaign
    Launches Drive to Remove
    Bush and Cheney from Office

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  • Underreported News Summary
    from Around the World

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Iraq Study Group Recommendations
Won't End War and Occupation

Interview with Nancy Lessin,
cofounder of Military Families Speak Out,
conducted by Scott Harris


When the Iraq Study group unveiled their set of 79 recommendations to confront what the panel labeled as a "grave and deteriorating" situation in Iraq, President Bush gave the bipartisan committee's prescriptions a lukewarm reception. Bush now intends to shop around for new ideas on how to proceed with his Iraq War strategy and report to the American people on his new direction after the new year.

Among the Study Group's key recommendations are: the gradual withdrawal of most U.S. combat troops by early 2008; initiate a regional dialogue to include Iran and Syria and applying pressure to the government of Iraqi Prime Minister al-Maliki to reduce sectarian violence or be subject to cutbacks in U.S. support. Iraq's President Jalal Talabani leveled criticism at the report, saying that it is "not fair, is not just, and it contains some very dangerous articles which undermine the sovereignty of Iraq and the Constitution." Some conservative Republicans were more blunt in their criticism of the report, describing it as defeatist.

As the death toll in Iraq climbs ever higher among the civilian population and U.S. soldiers, the debate in Washington goes on with little input from peace groups and veteran's organizations who continue to call for a rapid withdrawal of U.S. troops and an end to the U.S. occupation. Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Military Families Speak Out co-founder Nancy Lessin, who discusses the Iraq Study Group recommendations and the pressure she feels must be applied to the incoming Democratic Congress to end the war.

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Pentagon Misinforms National Guard
and Reserve Soldiers
About Education Benefits

A report on the dispute
between the Pentagon and National Guard and Reserve veterans
over eligibility for GI Bill education benefits,
produced by Melinda Tuhus


Some American soldiers returning from duty in Iraq and Afghanistan and now hoping to start or continue their college education, are being told that they're no longer eligible for GI Bill education benefits. But a law was passed in the early 1990s extending National Guard and Reserve soldier benefits eligibility for a period of time after leaving the service. The Veterans Administration and the Department of Defense disagree on whether the 400,000 service members who have served in these two wars are eligible for up to $300 a month in benefits to pursue an education.

Between The Lines' Melinda Tuhus files this report. She begins by interviewing Jack Mordente, executive director of the National Association of Veterans Program Administrators and director of Veterans Affairs at Southern Connecticut State University, about his efforts to help returning vets secure these benefits.

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Grassroots Impeachment Campaign
Launches Drive to Remove
Bush and Cheney from Office

Interview with Tim Carpenter,
director of Progressive Democrats of America,
conducted by Scott Harris


A coalition of groups advocating the impeachment of President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney came together on Nov. 11 in Philadelphia, the birthplace of the U.S. Constitution, to launch their grassroots national movement. Groups participating in this first gathering included Gold Star Families for Peace,, Veterans for Peace, Code Pink, Progressive Democrats of America, NOW and the After Downing Street Coalition. The new group, Impeach for Change, set two primary goals: gathering 1 million petition signatures in support of impeachment and forming impeachment committees in all 435 congressional districts to lobby their representatives.

The mobilization of citizens working to remove Bush and Cheney from office comes despite statements from incoming Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and soon-to-be chairman of the House Judiciary Committee John Conyers, that impeachment was "off the table." A pre-election Newsweek poll released on Oct. 21, confirmed what several other surveys have found, that a majority of citizens support the impeachment of the president. As her final defiant act in Congress, outgoing Georgia Democratic Rep. Cynthia McKinney introduced impeachment legislation, which her party's leadership declared was dead on arrival.

In their first nationwide action, the impeachment coalition organized 75 events across the U.S. on Human Rights Day, Dec. 10. Their activities included meetings, vigils, teach-ins and mock funerals for the Constitution. Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Tim Carpenter, national director of Progressive Democrats of America, who describes the objectives of this grassroots impeachment campaign.

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This week's summary
of under-reported news

Compiled by Bob Nixon and Denise Manzari

  • Former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, who came to power in a U.S.-backed Sept. 11, 1973 coup, has died. He was responsible for the murder and torture of thousands of Chileans. ("A Chilean Dictator's Dark Legacy," Washington Post, Dec. 11, 2006; "Pinochet's Ironic Legacy, Energized Human Rights," Hartford Courant, Dec. 12, 2006; "Judgment Day for Pinochet," New Zealand Herald, Dec. 12, 2006)
  • Bolivia's first indigenous president, Evo Morales, has pushed through a massive land reform initiative over the fierce opposition of conservative lawmakers and large landowners. ("Bolivian Senate OKs Sweeping Land Reform," Associated Press, Nov. 29, 2006; "Struggle Over Land in Bolivia," BBC News, Sept. 14, 2006)
  • Economist Muhammed Yunnus, winner of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize for pioneering the microcredit movement with small loans to millions of poor women in South Asia, criticized in his acceptance speech, unrestrained free market capitalism as unfair to poor nations. ("Nobel Laureate: Poverty Fight Essential," Associated Press, Dec. 10, 2006; "Tea with FT: Muhammed Yunus," Financial Times, Dec. 8, 2006; "Out to Maximize Social Gain, Not Profit," New York Times, Dec. 9, 2006; "Millions for Millions," New Yorker, Oct. 30, 2006)

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Last Week's Program

Between The Lines Week Ending 12/15/06

U.S. Politics

"The Feminist Game Plan," by Martha Burk,, Dec. 12, 2006

"Are Democrats Heading Over A Cliff?," by David Bacon, Truthout, Dec. 12, 2006

"Dems Plan To Eliminate Pork From Spending Bills," Associated Press, Dec. 12, 2006

"Poll: Iraq Going Badly And Getting Worse," CBS News, Dec. 11, 2006

"Lou Dobbs And The Dead-End Of White Anti-Corporate Populism," by Ted Glick, Truthout, Dec. 11, 2006

"Report On Iraq Exposes Divide Within GOP," The New York Times, Dec. 10, 2006

"Pelosi's First Priority Is To End Iraq War," San Francisco Chronicle, Dec. 10, 2006

"Democrats Let Gates Slide," by Aaron Glantz,, Dec. 9, 2006

"Keith Ellison: The Political Insurgent," by Conrad Wilson, The American Prospect, Dec. 8, 2006

"The GOP's Southern Exposure," by Harold Meyerson The American Prospect, Dec. 8, 2006

"To Protect The Vote, Start Local," by Paul Rogat Loeb,, Dec. 7, 2006

"The 'Seattle Senators,'" by John Nichols, The Nation, Dec. 4, 2006

More newswire ...

Bush Regime

"The 35-Year Long Scream: Torture, Impeachment And A Vietnam Vet's Tears," by David Lindorff, Counterpunch, Dec. 12, 2006

"Presidential Tyranny Untamed By Election Defeat," by Chris Floyd, Truthout, Dec. 12, 2006

"'Impeachment Is Not Optional,'" by John Nichols, The Nation, Dec. 11, 2006

"Impunity And Immunity: The Bush Administration Enters The Confessional," by Tom Engelhardt & Karen Greenberg,, Dec. 8, 2006

"Why Impeachment Is Crucial," by Jennifer Van Bergen,, Dec. 8, 2006

"Impeachment At Our Peril," by David Corn,, Dec. 8, 2006

"Bush's Torture/Dictatorship Scandal," by James Bovard,, Dec. 8, 2006

"Will Cheney Come Clean?," by Carl Bloice, Black Commentator, Dec. 8, 2006

More newswire ...

American Empire/War Profiteering

"How To Lose An Army," by William S. Lind, The American Conservative, Dec. 18, 2006

"The Last Man Of The Junta: An Open Letter To Henry Kissinger," by Fernando A. Torres, Counterpunch, Dec. 12, 2006

"Latin American Spring And Global Recession," by Toni Solo, ZNet, Dec. 12, 2006

"The Condor Model: The Atrocities Of Pinochet And The United States," by Roger Burbach, Counterpunch, Dec. 11, 2006

"Iran Looks Like The Winner Of The Iraq War," Los Angeles Times, Dec. 10, 2006

"Robert Gates And Venezuela: Another Saber Rattler In Latin America," by Nikolas Kozloff, Counterpunch, Dec. 9/10, 2006

More newswire ...

"Postwar" Occupation of Iraq, Afghanistan

"Iraq: Cornered Military Takes To Desperate Tactics," by Dahr Jamail & Ali Al-Fadhily, Inter Press Service, Dec. 12, 2006

"Statement Of Denial: ISG Gets Facts Right But Can't Face Them," by Matthew Yglesias, The American Prospect, Dec. 12, 2006

"Taliban And Allies Tighten Grip In North Of Pakistan," The New York Times, Dec. 11, 2006

"The Americans Don't See How Unwelcome they Are, Or That Iraq Is Beyond Repair," by Patrick Cockburn, Independent/UK, Dec. 11, 2006

"Emails From The Frontlines Of Iraqi Life: 'Today Is Better Than Tomorrow,'" by Tom Engelhardt & Dahr Jamail,, Dec. 11, 2006

"Sadr Condemns Maliki Government, Demands Foreign Troops Leave," Associated Press, Dec. 10, 2006

"'Nobody's Leaving:' Never Mind Democracy And Imperial Fiasco," by Paul Street, ZNet, Dec. 10, 2006

"Shiites Rout Sunni Families In Mixed Area Of Baghdad," The New York Times, Dec. 10, 2006

"The Last Soldier To Die For A Mistake," by Greg Mitchell, Editor & Publisher, Dec. 10, 2006

"The Vietnamization Of Iraq," by Col. Dan Smith, Counterpunch, Dec. 9/10, 2006

"A Bipartisan Occupation," by Phyllis Bennis & Erik Leaver, Counterpunch, Dec. 9/10, 2006

"Photos Confirm U.S. Raid Child Deaths," English Al Jazeera, Dec. 9, 2006

"The Iraq Study Group's Fatal Flaws," by Robert Dreyfuss,, Dec. 8, 2006

"Ranger, Arrested For Bank Robbery, Alleges War Crimes," Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Dec. 7, 2006

More newswire ...

Civil Liberties/ Human Rights

"Abusive Interrogations: A Defining Difference Between Psychologists And Psychiatrists," by Stephen Soldz, Counterpunch, Dec. 12, 2006

"Routine And Systematic Torture Is At The Heart Of America's War On Terror," by George Monbiot, Guardian/UK, Dec. 12, 2006

"Government Spying Goes Global," by Maureen Webb, AlterNet, Dec. 12, 2006

"The Government's Assault On Press Freedom," by William Bennett Turner, San Francisco Chronicle, Dec. 12, 2006

"U.S. Postpones Guantanamo Building Plans," Washington Post, Dec. 10, 2006

"U.S. Has A History Of Using Torture," by Alfred W. McCoy, History News Network, Dec. 9, 2006

"Data Mining Can't Improve Our Security," by Jim Harper, Cato Institute, Dec. 8, 2006

More newswire ...

Media Issues

"Washington Post Editorial Praises Pinochet," by Glenn Greenwald, Unclaimed Territory, Dec. 12, 2006

"Musicians Oppose Media Consolidation," Associated Press, Dec. 12, 2006

More newswire ...


"Iraq Protester Sheehan Cleared Of Most NY Charges," Reuters, Dec. 11, 2006

"War Resister Considers Himself A Soldier as He Builds New Life In Canada," Associated Press, Dec. 11, 2006

"Dare To Be Disobedient," by Hilary Wainwright, Guardian/UK, Dec. 11, 2006

"The Death Of An American Filmaker In Oaxaca Remains Unsolved," McClatchy Newspapers, Dec. 11, 2006

"Gore Plans To Initiate A Grassroots 'Carbon-Freeze' Movement," Boston Globe, Dec. 10, 2006

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