3 Top Enforcement Officials Say They Will Leave E.P.A. (New York Times, 06 January 2004)

WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 -- Three top enforcement officials at the Environmental Protection Agency have resigned or retired in the last two weeks, including two lawyers who were architects of the agency's litigation strategy against coal-burning power plants.

The timing of the departures and comments by at least one of the officials who is leaving suggest that some have left out of frustration with the Bush administration's policy toward enforcement of the Clean Air Act.

Bush Cultural Advisers Quit Over Iraq Museum Theft US diplomat resigns over Iraq: A senior American diplomat in Mongolia has resigned, saying Washington's policies towards Iraq and North Korea are making the world more dangerous. Text of Mary Wright's resignation letter Mary A. Wright's resignation letter Third U.S. Diplomat Resigns Over Iraq Policy Top White House anti-terror boss resigns Robin Cook resigns in protest Cook gets Commons ovation Cook's anti-war stance wins ovation AUSTRALIA - Gov't Rocked by Resignation of Anti-War Official

The Australian government has been stunned by the resignation of one of its senior intelligence analysts who argue that, based on U.S. and other intelligence information he has seen, there is currently no justification for a war on Iraq.

"Throughout the globe, the United States is becoming associated with the unjustified use of force": diplomat John Brown explains why he resigned from the state department to protest U.S. war plans in Iraq

The President has failed to explain clearly why our brave men and women in uniform should be ready to sacrifice their lives in a war on Iraq at this time;

The President has failed to lay out the full ramifications of this war, including the extent of innocent civilian casualties;

The President has failed to specify the economic costs of the war for ordinary Americans;

The President has failed to clarify how the war would help rid the world of terror;

The President has failed to take international public opinion against the war into serious consideration.

U.S. diplomat resigns over Iraq war plans U.S. Diplomat's Letter of Resignation

"It is inevitable that during twenty years with the State Department I would become more sophisticated and cynical about the narrow and selfish bureaucratic motives that sometimes shaped our policies. Human nature is what it is, and I was rewarded and promoted for understanding human nature. But until this Administration it had been possible to believe that by upholding the policies of my president I was also upholding the interests of the American people and the world. I believe it no longer."

"The policies we are now asked to advance are incompatible not only with American values but also with American interests. Our fervent pursuit of war with Iraq is driving us to squander the international legitimacy that has been America's most potent weapon of both offense and defense since the days of Woodrow Wilson. We have begun to dismantle the largest and most effective web of international relationships the world has ever known. Our current course will bring instability and danger, not security."

Art Spiegelman, cartoonist for The New Yorker and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "MAUS", resigns in protest at censorship

"(Q) Do you consider yourself a victim of September 11?"

"Exactly so. From the time that the Twin Towers fell, it seems as if I've been living in internal exile, or like a political dissident confined to an island. I no longer feel in harmony with American culture, especially now that the entire media has become conservative and tremendously timid. Unfortunately, even The New Yorker has not escaped this trend: Remnick is unable to accept the challenge, while, on the contrary, I am more and more inclined to provocation."

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