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Daily Rotten Archives
January 13, 2004
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Blair gives up on WMDs
Daily Record | Submitted by: If the WMDs don't fit..
"Tony Blair suffered a new blow yesterday over weapons of mass destruction in Iraq... Former US treasury secretary Paul O'Neill said there had been no evidence of WMDs before the war. Bush and Blair went to war claiming they had to rid Saddam of chemical, biological and nuclear weapons before he used them against the West. But O'Neill, who was sacked by Bush shortly before the war, said: 'In the 23 months I was there, I never saw anything that I would characterise as evidence of weapons of mass destruction. There were allegations and assertions by people. But I've been around a hell of a long time, and I know the difference between evidence and assertions.' ... Blair admitted for the first time at the weekend that WMDs may never be found in Iraq, but remained adamant that Saddam had been developing the lethal arsenal."

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Supreme Court too pussy to defend basic liberties
Washington Post | Submitted by: djekz
"The Supreme Court yesterday declined to hear an appeal by civil liberties groups seeking access to basic data about hundreds of individuals detained by the federal government after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, a decision that allows officials to continue withholding the names of most detainees, as well as other information related to their arrests, indefinitely... Although it sets no precedent, the court's decision is a significant victory for the Bush administration, which has argued that fighting an unconventional war against terrorists requires the executive branch to assert broad new authority to arrest and detain suspected members of al Qaeda - and to withhold much information about how it wields that authority so that terrorist organizations do not learn too much about the government's strategy and tactics." [Completely and utterly pathetic.]

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British serial killer commits suicide
BBC | Submitted by: Nick Psaila
"Harold Shipman has died after being found hanging in his cell in Wakefield Prison... He was jailed for life in January 2000 for murdering 15 patients while working in Hyde, Greater Manchester. An official report later concluded he killed between 215 and 260 people over a 23-year period in Hyde and Todmorden, West Yorkshire. The 57-year-old GP was given 15 life sentences to run concurrently for the murders, and four years for forging a will. He was the UK's most prolific convicted serial killer, but always denied his crimes... Of Shipman's 215 likely victims, 171 were women and 44 were men. The oldest was a 93-year-old woman, the youngest a 41-year-old man."

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Journalists tortured by US troops
Guardian | Submitted by: I Choose The Matrix
"The international news agency Reuters has made a formal complaint to the Pentagon following the 'wrongful' arrest and apparent 'brutalisation' of three of its staff this month by US troops in Iraq. The complaint followed an incident in the town of Falluja when American soldiers fired at two Iraqi cameramen and a driver from the agency while they were filming the scene of a helicopter crash. The US military initially claimed that the Reuters journalists were 'enemy personnel' who had opened fire on US troops and refused to release them for 72 hours... 'They were brutalised, terrified and humiliated for three days,' one source said. 'It was pretty grim stuff. There was mental and physical abuse.' ... The US military has so far refused to apologise and has bluntly told Reuters to 'drop' its complaint."

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Iraq invasion has impeded war on terror
The Age | Submitted by: When you pry it from my dead, cold hand.
"A paper published by the US Army's War College has sharply criticised the US strategy in the war on terrorism, calling the invasion of Iraq an unnecessary 'detour' that diverted attention and resources from the battle against al-Qaeda. Jeffrey Record, author of the study posted on the college's website, said the United States had made a cardinal error by presenting al-Qaeda and Saddam Hussein's Iraq as a single monolithic threat... 'The war against Iraq was not integral to the GWOT (global war on terrorism), but rather a detour from it.'"

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Dykes imprisoned for horrific child abuse
Akron Beacon-Journal | Submitted by: nutsy
"Two Kenmore women accused of abusing their six children were sentenced to 30 years in prison each this afternoon. Mary Rowles, 31, the mother of the six children, and her lesbian partner, Alice Jenkins, 28, could have received more than 100 years each from Summit County Common Pleas Judge Patricia Cosgrove. In October, the women pleaded guilty to an entire 55-count indictment alleging kidnapping, child endangering, felonious assault and other charges involving the children, now ages 7 to 15. Rowles' five sons allege they were locked in dark closets, deprived of food, forced to eat feces and were mentally and physically abused for a year or more."

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Elderly sentenced for brutal rapes
Edmonton Sun | Submitted by: Rio
"A 79-year-old man who used icicles, lengths of pipe and motor oil on his elderly partner in 'demeaning and degrading' sexual assaults because he had trouble getting aroused was sentenced yesterday to two years less a day in jail... In February 1999, he suspended the woman's legs in an unheated wood shop and used a wooden bench and leg restraints in an attempt to have sex... A year later, the woman disrobed at her partner's request. Court was told he gave the woman, who didn't drink alcohol, vodka in her orange juice without her knowledge. He then put a plastic bag over her head and attempted to assault her on a kitchen counter. On other occasions an icicle, a roughly sanded plastic pipe and motor oil were used on the woman, who was also threatened with a hammer and a shovel."

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Child molester commits seppuku
Ann Arbor News | Submitted by: Reid Fleming
"Investigators now believe that there were at least nine young girls who were molested by Herbert Neil Johnson II during the past 14 years, according to Washtenaw County Sheriff's Cmdr. Dave Egeler. There could be more victims, he said. Johnson was found dead of a self-inflicted knife wound in his home last Friday, the words 'I'm sorry' scrawled on the wall in his blood, Egeler said. Johnson was charged last Wednesday with first-degree criminal sexual conduct involving an 8-year-old girl who used to live near him in the Anderson Villas apartments in Ypsilanti Township. Children in the complex knew Johnson as the 'Popsicle Man,' because he would invite them inside for frozen treats."

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Water supply key factor in Middle East stability
Guardian | Submitted by: FaceInTheSea
"Under the Oslo peace agreement, Israel retained overall control of water from the West Bank. The Palestinians now regret the deal. 'The defect is in the Oslo agreement,' says Amjad Aleiwi, a hydrologist at the Palestinian Water Authority. 'The fact is we can't even drill a well without approval from Israel, while they pump all the water they like into the settlements.' More than 80% of water from the West Bank goes to Israel. The Palestinians are allotted just 18% of the water that is extracted from their own land. Palestinian villages and farmers are monitored by meters fitted to pumps and punished for overuse. Jewish settlers are not so constrained, and permitted to use more advanced pumping equipment that means the settlers use 10 times as much water per capita as each Palestinian."

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India still plagued by honor killings
Wire Services | Submitted by: Mean Gene
"Indian women activists have called for an urgent change in the country's laws to counter the uncontrolled rise of 'honor killings' in India, saying they comprise ten percent of all killings in the northern Indian states of Haryana and Punjab... forms of violence differ, ranging from public lynchings and murders to rape. In some cases, people's faces were blackened or heads shaved off. Some were forced to eat excreta or drink urine, while others faced social boycott."

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Pornographic Japanese comic book ruled obscene
BBC | Submitted by: Bob_McBob
"A Tokyo court has ruled a Japanese cartoon book obscene, in a landmark court case that sparked debate on freedom of expression and the position of the country's ubiquitous 'manga' cartoons. Monotori Kishi, a 54-year-old publisher, was handed a one-year prison sentence, suspended for three years, for violating Japan's penal code on the sale and distribution of obscene literature. Presiding Judge Yujiro Nakatani said Misshitsu, or Honey Room, was too graphic. 'Bodies were drawn in a lifelike manner with little attention to concealment (of genitalia), making for sexually explicit expression and deeming the book pornographic matter,' Mr Nakatani said... It was the first ever Japanese court trial in which a comic book was accused of obscenity."

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Ex-nun convicted of serial arson
BBC | Submitted by: Julian Jowl Mullet Masta
"A former nun who could not cope with life in the outside world after 16 years in a convent, has been jailed for six years for arson. A court on Teesside heard Phillipa Carruth started two fires in a desperate cry for help... Carruth, from Glasgow, claimed she heard voices before she set fire to her Darlington flat in January 2003, causing 15,000 damage and the evacuation of three other people... The court heard how Carruth had been involved in fights at the convent and had made allegations of sexual abuse... 'I was living like a recluse. I resisted the voices initially, but because I was unwell physically and they were so demanding I did what I was told.'"

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George W Bush: not exactly a great visionary
Time | Submitted by: Sticky Fingers
"The Price of Loyalty: George W. Bush, the White House and the Education of Paul O'Neill traces the former Alcoa CEO's rise and fall through the Administration: from his return to Washington to work for his third President, whom he believed would govern from the sensible center, through O'Neill's disillusionment, to his firing, executed in a surreal conversation with Cheney, a man he once considered a fellow traveler... O'Neill found Bush unengaged and inscrutable, an inside account far different from the shiny White House brochure version of an unfailing leader questioning aides with rapid-fire intensity. The two met one-on-one almost every week, but O'Neill says he had trouble divining his boss's goals and ideas... O'Neill's assessment of Bush's executive style is a harsh one: it is portrayed as a failure of leadership. Aides were left to play 'blind man's bluff,' trying to divine Bush's views on issues like tax policy, global warming and North Korea. Sometimes, O'Neill says, they had to float an idea in the press just to scare a reaction out of him."

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MoveOn.org selects anti-Bush commercial
Wire Services | Submitted by: Dusik
"An advertisement showing images of children toiling on a grocery line and in a tire factory coupled with a simple line of text - 'Guess who's going to pay off President Bush's $1 trillion deficit?' - was chosen by a liberal advocacy group that invited people to enter a contest to create their own anti-Bush commercials. The ad was chosen as the winner of the 'Bush in 30 Seconds' television ad campaign sponsored by the online political organization MoveOn.com, which announced the winning ad Monday... 'I wanted to point out how the Republican administration are big spenders, and it's my children and your children who are going to be footing the bill,' said the winner, Charlie Fisher, a former Internet advertising executive."

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Halliburton allegedly serving tainted food to US troops
North Coast Journal | Submitted by: anyone other than Bush in 2004
"Heather Yarbrough flew to Kuwait to start a new job: monitoring the quality and safety of food served to soldiers on U.S. military bases in Iraq. Her employer was the Kellogg, Brown & Root (KBR) Government Services division of Halliburton, the Texas-based oil company formerly run by Vice President Dick Cheney that has contracts with the U.S. government to support military personnel in the field and to help with Iraq reconstruction... Yarbrough never dreamed she'd be fired a month later for what in her view was simply an effort to implement the Army's own safety and sanitation standards. Nor did she imagine that she'd be telling congressional staffers about potentially dangerous food being served to U.S. soldiers by ESS Support Services, a food-service subcontractor to Halliburton."

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