The Rittenhouse Review

A Philadelphia Journal of Politics, Finance, Ethics, and Culture

Wednesday, May 05, 2004  

It’s Not Getting Any Better

Legislators Demand Rumsfeld Answers on Iraq Abuse,” by Shannon McCaffrey and Sumana Chatterjee, the Philadelphia Inquirer. Pull quote: “‘Who is responsible for what happened?’ asked Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. of Delaware, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. ‘I think it starts with [Secretary of Defense Donald] Rumsfeld and works its way down.’ Biden said the abuse ‘warrants somebody's resignation,’ but he declined to say whether it should be Rumsfeld’s.”

U.S. to Keep Force in Iraq at 135,000 Through 2005,” by Steven Thomma and Hannah Allam, the Philadelphia Inquirer. Pull quote: “The Pentagon yesterday abandoned plans to reduce its military force in Iraq and said it would keep about 135,000 troops there at least through the end of 2005. The decision to keep the full force in Iraq indefinitely threatens to sour Iraqis on the U.S.-led occupation, make it harder for the Bush administration to find an early exit, and raise new questions about U.S. policy among the American people and in Congress.”

Shiites Shell U.S. Base; Accident Kills 4 Troops,” by Jason Keyser, the Associated Press.

It Makes War on Terror Harder,” by columnist Trudy Rubin, the Philadelphia Inquirer.

The Prisoner Abuse Scandal [A Timeline], the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Arab Americans Say Pictures Cost U.S. its Image as Liberator,” by Gaiutra Bahadur.

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