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Pakistan

U.S.: Pakistan, not Musharraf, is Ally

News Chicago Tribune 19 August 2008

Bush's Overseas Policies Begin Resembling Obama's

News The Washington Post 15 August 2008
Iraq

NSN Daily Update: Bush Administration Appears to Be Moving Towards a Timeline. Why Won’t John McCain?

Report 8 August 2008
Reports out of Baghdad are that the Bush administration and the Iraqi Government are close to an agreement that would include a timetable for the withdrawal of American combat forces by the end of 2010. While close to the timetable proposed by Barack Obama, John McCain continues to cling to the idea of a permanent American presence in Iraq.
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Terrorism & National Security

HAMDAN VERDICT: We Waited Seven Years for This?

Report 6 August 2008
Salim Hamdan, Osama bin Laden's driver, was convicted on a charge of material assistance to terrorism and acquitted of the charge of conspiracy to commit terrorist acts. The Bush administration’s military commissions have not only violated our basic values and traditions; almost seven years after the 9/11 attacks, they have failed to bring terrorists to justice while damaging the credibility of our justice system and our democracy in the eyes of the world.
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Iraq

Bush Administration Likely To Adopt Timetable on Iraq in U.S.-Iraq Security Agreement

Report 31 July 2008
It appears increasingly clear that a status of forces agreement with Iraq will move toward policies long held by the Administration’s progressive critics. Specifically, the Administration has apparently acquiesced to the Iraqi government’s demand that a security agreement contain a flexible timetable for the withdrawal of US combat forces by 2010.
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Military

Contra Expectations

News The New Republic 30 July 2008
Pakistan

Bush Administration Shifts Aid To Pakistan With No Counterterrorism Strategy in Sight

Report 24 July 2008
The Bush administration has agreed to shift aid for counterterrorism purposes to help Pakistan upgrade its fleet of F-16 fighters. This announcement flies in the face of the Biden-Lugar plan to condition military assistance to Pakistan and confirms that the Bush administration lacks a comprehensive strategy to deal with the tribal regions of Pakistan.
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Energy

Americans Are Paying at the Pump for the Failed Foreign Policies of the Bush Administration

Report 1 July 2008
Respected industry experts have long drawn the connection between global instability, failed Bush Administration foreign policies, and the rising price of oil.
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Iraq

Five Years Since Mission Accomplished

Report 30 April 2008
It has been five years since the President declared victory in the battle for Iraq. Since that day, more than 3,900 American troops have been killed – bringing the total to more than 4,000.
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Terrorism & National Security

5 Reports Find that Bush Administration Policies Have Severely Weakened America’s National Security

Report 18 April 2008
Five new reports from various government agencies and independent organizations were released this week, all confirming that the Bush Administration has weakened the security of the United States.
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