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Tuesday, April 20, 2004

  • Did Bush Cut Secret Oil Deal With Saudis Ahead of 2004 Election?

    Bandar

    The White House and a top Saudi official are denying allegations that before the invasion of Iraq, the Bush administration made a secret deal with Saudi ambassador Prince Bandar bin Sultan involving oil price fixing ahead of the November presidential elections. [includes rush transcript]

  • Bush Appoints Negroponte Iraq Ambassador

    Negroponte

    George Bush has appointed a diplomat infamous for supporting right-wing death squads in Central America during the 1980s to succeed Paul Bremer as the top US official in Iraq. UN Ambassador John Negroponte is set to take over what will be the largest US embassy in the world, that in Baghdad. [includes rush transcript]

  • No Child Left Unrecruited: Army Recruiters Target High Schools

    Cervantex

    Democracy Now! speaks with Michael Cervantes, an Army veteran with Veterans for Peace who is campaiging against Bush’s policy to target high school students for military recruitment. [includes rush transcript]

  • Coalition Crumbling: Spain Pulls Out of Iraq

    Spanishsoldier

    The U.S. yesterday lashed out at Spain’s decision to pull its 1,400 troops out of Iraq within the next 15 days. Spain’s new Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriquez Zapatero had originally said he would only pull the troops out on July 1 if there wasn’t a new UN resolution [includes rush transcript]