Wednesday, January 18, 2006

In The News: Jan. 18

2002 Memo Doubted Uranium Sale Claim - 17 Jan 2006 at 11:00pm - Intelligence analysts found the sale of uranium from Niger to Iraq was "unlikely," according to a recently declassified memo.

Senate Democrat backs Alito for US Supreme Court - 18 Jan 2006 at 6:38am - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ben Nelson of Nebraska, a moderate voice in the U.S. Congress, on Tuesday became the first Senate Democrat to announce his support for conservative Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito, who is expected to be confirmed later this month by the full Republican-led Senate.

Rights group says U.S. abuse deliberate - 18 Jan 2006 at 12:37pm - WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration has a deliberate strategy of abusing terror suspects during interrogations, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday in its annual report on the treatment of people in more than 70 countries.

Ex-CIA chief's book to explain "slam dunk" on Iraq - 18 Jan 2006 at 4:04pm - The News Corp.-owned company said it agreed to publish a Tenet memoir that is tentatively entitled, "At the Center of the Storm." The release was expected late this year or early in 2007. There was no immediate word on the value of the deal.

Ex-EPA chiefs blame Bush in global warming - 18 Jan 2006 at 5:48pm - WASHINGTON -- Six former heads of the Environmental Protection Agency - five Republicans and one Democrat - accused the Bush administration Wednesday of neglecting global warming and other environmental problems.

Tribal council rejects 'tainted' donation - 18 Jan 2006 at 5:28pm - WASHINGTON -- Sen. Conrad Burns is redirecting a $111,000 donation he had given to the Montana-Wyoming Tribal Leaders Council after members said the money was tainted because it originally came from lobbyist Jack Abramoff and his clients.

Bush meets victims of 'butcherer' Saddam - 18 Jan 2006 at 5:02pm - WASHINGTON -- Iraqis who said they were beaten, imprisoned and lost loved ones at the hands of Saddam Hussein's government shared their stories Wednesday with President Bush, who said the former Iraqi president "will get his due justice."

I wonder with whom Iraqis who were beaten, imprisoned and lost loved ones at the hands of the new George-Bush-installed government will share their stories.


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