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  •  Another question for your list (4.00)
    Good list -- we should add to it, spread it widely, and keep demanding answers.

    Here is one more question:  Why is the Bush administration preventing the third Arab Human Development Report by the UN Development Program from being released?

    See the uncharactistically non-obtuse Friedman's column in the NYTimes yesterday:

    So I eagerly awaited the third Arab Human Development Report, due in October. It was going to be pure TNT, because it was going to tackle the issue of governance and misgovernance in the Arab world, and the legal, institutional and religious impediments to political reform. These are the guts of the issue out here. I waited. And I waited. But nothing.

    Then I started to hear disturbing things - that the Bush team saw a draft of the Arab governance report and objected to the prologue, because it was brutally critical of the U.S. invasion of Iraq and the Israeli occupation. This prologue constitutes some 10 percent of the report. While heartfelt, it's there to give political cover to the Arab authors for their clear-eyed critique of Arab governance, which is the other 90 percent of the report.

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