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· Rove Walks? · Bush and Permanent Bases in Iraq

ROBERT PARRY
Parry is the founder and editor of ConsortiumNews.com. He wrote the piece “Letting the White House Walk?” last October. Parry said today: “This decision shows that Patrick Fitzgerald has taken a very narrow approach to prosecuting crimes in the course of this investigation.” Parry broke many of the Iran-Contra stories in the 1980s for the Associated Press and Newsweek. His latest book is Secrecy & Privilege: Rise of the Bush Dynasty from Watergate to Iraq.
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JOSEPH GERSON
Editor of The Sun Never Sets, a book about U.S. military bases worldwide, Gerson said today: “Despite the earlier votes in both the House and Senate to rule out the U.S. having long-term bases in Iraq, the provision was killed in committee. The cement is being poured and the bases are being built and, as the New York Times reports, military plans are in place for the long-term presence of at least 50,000 U.S. troops in Iraq. … The U.S. government is also right now in negotiations with Kyrgyzstan for long-term bases to secure U.S. power in oil-rich Central Asia.” Gerson is director of the Peace and Economic Security Program at the American Friends Service Committee.
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A map of U.S. bases in Iraq

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