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My next article is not yet up, but apotheon is having a bit of trouble editing it. It seems that I have too many references for it to fit comfortable with the article. It's a shame, but I do see his point. If you want a little taste of what it's about, here's the original reference list:

  1. US officials knew in May Iraq possessed no WMD
  2. State Colin Powell's speech to the United Nations on Iraq
  3. Downing Street dossier plagiarized
  4. 2003 State of the Union Address
  5. Bush Uranium Lie Is Tip of the Iceberg
  6. Powell's Case, a Year Later: Gaps in Picture of Iraq Arms
  7. Amnesty International 2003 Report on Pakistan
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<p>My next article is not yet up, but <lj user="apotheon"> is having a bit of trouble editing it. It seems that I have too many references for it to fit comfortable with the article. It's a shame, but I do see his point. If you want a little taste of what it's about, here's the original reference list:</p> <ol> <li><a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,12271,1136351,00.html">US officials knew in May Iraq possessed no WMD</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/nation/transcripts/powelltext_020503.html">State Colin Powell's speech to the United Nations on Iraq</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.channel4.com/news/2003/02/week_1/06_dossier.html">Downing Street dossier plagiarized</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2003/01/20030128-19.html">2003 State of the Union Address</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.fair.org/press-releases/beyond-niger.html">Bush Uranium Lie Is Tip of the Iceberg</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/02/01/international/middleeast/01WEAP.html">Powell's Case, a Year Later: Gaps in Picture of Iraq Arms</a></li> <li><a href="http://web.amnesty.org/report2003/pak-summary-eng">Amnesty International 2003 Report on Pakistan</a></li> <li><a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3250517.stm. "I think we are fully justified in developing our nuclear and missile capability." -- General Musharraf">Musharraf says N Korea links over</a></li> <li><a href="http://web.amnesty.org/report2003/sau-summary-eng">Amnesty International 2003 Report on Saudi Arabia</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.areporter.com/sys-tmpl/thecoalitionofthewilling/">The Coalition of The Willing: Facts & Figures</a></li> <li><a href="http://web.amnesty.org/report2003/uzb-summary-eng">Amnesty International 2003 Report on Uzbekistan</a></li> <li><a href="http://politics.guardian.co.uk/foreignaffairs/story/0,11538,1130239,00.html The envoy had various charges brought against him after (but not related to) his clash with the US ambassador over the envoy's refusal to tone down his reporting of the brutality in Uzbekistan.">UK envoy to Uzbeks cleared of charges</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.corpwatch.org/news/PND.jsp?articleid=766">Uzbekistan: US Ally Hopes War Will Lead to Oil Investment</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.corpwatch.org/news/PND.jsp?articleid=1752 ">USA: Halliburton -- To the Victors Go the Markets</a></li> </ol>
I don't really see a problem with that - if it is a problem can they not link the footnotes to a seperate page? I'd advise against getting rid of them altogether.
you might like this one.
INTELLIGENCE OVERSIGHT IN THE BIBLE

It is often noted that espionage is an ancient enterprise with
roots at least as old as the Bible.

But what is rarely if ever recalled is that intelligence
oversight and accountability are *also* part of the Biblical
record, and that the Deity imposed a severe penalty upon those
who distorted intelligence and inflated threats.

A Washington Times op-ed writer today attempted to defend the
CIA by citing the first half of the Biblical precedent.

"Some Americans find in the CIA a convenient scapegoat, failing
to recognize that throughout history espionage has been used to
protect peoples from their enemies. Ancient Israel had spies:
'Moses sent them to spy out the land of Canaan [to see]
whether the cities they dwell in are camps or strongholds.'
(Numbers 13:17-19)," wrote Ernest W. Lefever of the Ethics and
Public Policy Center in the Washington Times, Feb. 11, p. A18.

What Dr. Lefever failed to mention is that the spies sent by
Moses came back with a hyped National Intelligence Estimate,
with unhappy results.

"The land, through which we have gone, to spy it out, is a land
that devours its inhabitants... and we seemed to ourselves like
grasshoppers, and so we seemed to them." (Numbers 13: 32-33).
Only Joshua and Caleb dissented from this majority view.

Because they wittingly or unwittingly exaggerated the
capabilities of the Canaanites, God sentenced the spies to
death, displaying no judicial deference to the intelligence
agencies.

"The men who brought an unfavorable report about the land died
by a plague before the Lord," we are told.

"But Joshua son of Nun and Caleb son of Jephunneh alone remained
alive, of those men who went to spy out the land." (Numbers
14: 36-37).

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the source is FAS' Secrecy News -- 02/11/04