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The weekend’s top 30 rating items on Scoop were...

1: Jason Leopold: When Poppy Bush Said It How It Is

When Poppy Bush Said It How It Is Bush Sr. Said In 1996 That War With Iraq `Would Turn Entire Arab World Against Us’ By Jason Leopold

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00029.htm


2: Firas Al-Atraqchi: Lies With A Purpose

A campaign of deceit, lies, demagoguery, arm-twisting, and bribery is currently being committed by so-called political leaders who are responsible to their people to provide truthful information, but in recent months have refrained from doing so.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00048.htm


3: Spy Book Mysteriously Cancelled From Publication

A Scoop reader has contacted Scoop concerning a developing mystery, namely why the latest book by spook author Anthony Cave Brown (the cover is pictured above) has had its publication date put back three times so far, and then now has been mysteriously ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00044.htm


4: Newsflash: Bush Announces Nothing

U.S. President George W. Bush has just finished his opening remarks in a prime time (8pm EST) press conference in the White House announced with some fanfare this morning and broadcast live over the Internet and most U.S. TV networks.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00045.htm


5: President Bush Discusses Iraq In Press Conference

THE PRESIDENT: Good evening. I'm pleased to take your questions tonight, and to discuss with the American people the serious matters facing our country and the world.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0303/S00102.htm


6: Scoop Satire: Timmy The "Littlest Terrorist"

Timothy Hudson, a resident of Cleveland St, Brooklyn, has outraged the Bush Administration by continuing to deny the existence of nuclear weapons in his bedroom.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00043.htm


7: French Address By Dominique De Villepin to UN

To what extent do the nature and scope of the threat justify the recourse to force? Use of force can only be a final recourse. Why go to war if there still exists an unused space in resolution 1441?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0302/S00059.htm


8: Scoop Feedback: Unemployment, Lies, IDF & Joris

In This Edition: Robbing Peter to Pay Paul? - Wolfowitz, Lies And Deception - Israeli Defense Force - Is Nothing To Be Sacred - Scoop welcomes reader feedback. Please send your news view and tips to editor@scoop.co.nz .

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00046.htm


9: Dennis Hans: Bush the Fork-Tongued Scaredy Cat

Is there a more cowardly man who walks the earth than George W. Bush? Saddam Hussein has a political and human-rights record that makes him highly vulnerable to even a mediocre debate opponent, but our president is scared silly of taking up Saddam’s ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00040.htm


10: Summaries Of Statements To UNSC On Blix Report

NOTE: FOLLOWING ARE SUMMARIES OF STATEMENTS MADE TO THE SECURITY COUNCIL MEETING TODAY, 7 MARCH. A COMPLETE SUMMARY OF THE MEETING WILL APPEAR AFTER THE CONCLUSION OF THE MEETING AS PRESS RELEASE SC/7682.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0303/S00112.htm


11: Lew Rockwell: War And The Economy

There's something about the prospect of an interview that focuses the mind. I write as I prepare to leave for an extended interview with Bill Moyers for PBS. He wants to know how it is possible to be against this war, and the policies of the Bush administration, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00041.htm


12: Dennis Hans: The Disinformation Age

The Disinformation Age: How George W. Bush and Saint Colin of Powell are lying America into an unnecessary war — and what honest journalists can do about it By Dennis Hans

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00011.htm


13: The Diversion of Rhetoric Over Reason

It is almost springtime back in their hometowns stateside, but right now the sun blazes down, blistering already like days lost in California’s Death Valley. Similarities to this place: there are many like hell itself, descriptions of old lifeless places ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00038.htm


14: Exposing Bush and His "Techniques of Deceit"

President George W. Bush and his foreign-policy team have systematically and knowingly deceived the American people in order to gain support for an unprovoked attack on Iraq.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00061.htm


15: Powell Remarks After UN Security Council Debate

QUESTION: Sir, France suggested to bring together the heads of state for one last-ditch effort to try and forge a consensus on this matter, and if you have heard of this idea, what do you think of it?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0303/S00114.htm


16: Press Briefing by Ari Fleischer - March 7, 2003

MR. FLEISCHER: Good afternoon. Let me give you some updates today, then I'm happy to take your questions.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0303/S00117.htm


17: Clampdown On Illegal Street Racing

More streets are to be restricted to non-residential traffic on weekends and public holidays in order to tackle the scourge of illegal street racing in Manukau. This will include a large stretch of Te Irirangi Drive between Dawson Road in Otara and ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0209/S00105.htm


18: UQ Wire: 911 - They Let It Happen On Purpose!

Imagine you wake up from a coma and you learn that 11 months ago, an "Attack on America" destroyed some significant buildings, killed 3,000 people and forced a war against terrorism. You switch on the news and see pictures of Afghanistan, Iraq, Israel, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00068.htm


19: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

What's On Dubya's Mind? Not War Just Yet Anyway - Scoop Feature: Why We All Must Take A Stand - Babylon Express: The Littlest Terrorist - Why War Is Bad For The Economy - ZZZZzzzzt Scoop Has Feedback - Why Has This Book Been Censored? - Dennis Hans: ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00047.htm


20: Bush Tied to Terror Suspect Sami al-Arian - Image

George and Laura Bush with Sami Amin Al-Arian during the 2000 campaign in Florida. Al-Arian is charged with 50 counts of terrorism. Al-Arian even went to a White House briefing with Karl Rove.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00207.htm


21: Disband the Ministry of PC Women

Disband the Ministry of PC Women ACT Women's Affairs Spokesman Heather Roy today used the eve of "International Women's Day" to slate the Government-initiated 'Action Plan for Women' and to call for the disbandment of the Ministry of Women's ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00138.htm


22: The Real But Unspoken Reasons For The Iraq War

Although completely suppressed in the U.S. media, the answer to the Iraq enigma is simple yet shocking - it an an oil CURRENCY war. The Real Reason for this upcoming war is this administration’s goal of preventing further OPEC momentum towards the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00151.htm


23: UK PM answers questions at MTV Forum

Prime Minister Tony Blair has taken part in a question and answer session on MTV. Mr Blair answered questions on Iraq from a studio audience consisting of 40 youngsters from Europe, the Middle East and the US.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0303/S00115.htm


24: President Plays the Christian Trump Card

Op/Ed on Bush's Use of Religious Language: President Plays the Christian Trump Card From: http://www.interfaithalliance.org/About/About.cfm?ID=4668&c=6

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00032.htm


25: Bush Press Conference At 2pm – Is It War Or Osama?

US President George Bush has announced his intention to hold a nationally broadcast press conference at 8pm EST Thursday (2pm NZT Friday). There is widespread speculation about what might be on his agenda.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00042.htm


26: Statement by US Economists on Iraq War

"As American economists, we oppose unilateral initiatives for war against Iraq, which we see as unnecessary and detrimental to the security and the economy of the United States and the entire world community."

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0303/S00097.htm


27: Press Conference Bogotá, Colombia - Marc Grossman

Statement by Colombian Minister of Foreign Affairs Carolina Barco: I only wanted to welcome Under Secretary Marc Grossman again and to state how positive his meeting was this morning with with President Uribe.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0303/S00095.htm


28: Blix welcomes accelerated cooperation by Iraq

7 March – Top United Nations weapons inspector Hans Blix told the Security Council today that over the past month Iraq has displayed "active" or even "proactive" cooperation, which has allowed the inspection process to make significant progress, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0303/S00109.htm


29: News Bulletin - Friday March 7, 2003

Breaking News: 17: 00 —Israeli occupation forces commenced random fire targeting Palestinian residents’ houses in the town of Beit Lahia.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0303/S00106.htm


30: Howard's End: Day of ACC ‘Shame’ Looms

Demands for a Parliamentary inquiry into ACC over its alleged poor practices forms part of a list of grievances which claimants across the country are finalising for their nationwide "Day of Shame" on 18 March. Maree Howard writes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00039.htm


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