Tuesday, February 07, 2006

In The News - Feb. 07

Four U.S. Marines Killed in Iraq Bombings - 7 Feb 2006 at 3:51am - Four U.S. Marines Killed in Pair of Roadside Bombings; Two Bombings in Central Baghdad Kill Seven

War costs, defense budget rising - 7 Feb 2006 at 3:36am - WASHINGTON -- The country's two overseas wars and its homeland defense could cost as much as $10 billion a month this year - nearly 50 percent more than last year, the White House estimates.

Terror risk from WMD exaggerated, experts say - 7 Feb 2006 at 3:36am - Lawrence Freedman, professor of war studies at London's Kings College, and the Australian National University's (ANU) Robert Ayson, both played down the likelihood that militants could use weapons of mass destruction in an attack.

Ex-President Carter: Eavesdropping Illegal (AP) - 7 Feb 2006 at 1:12am - AP - Former President Jimmy Carter criticized the Bush administration's domestic eavesdropping program Monday and said he believes the president has broken the law.

Cheney resistant to change in spy program - 7 Feb 2006 at 2:15pm - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney on Tuesday resisted bipartisan appeals for changes in a hotly disputed warrantless eavesdropping program, saying he believed "we have all the legal authority we need."

Iraq war draws veterans into politics - 7 Feb 2006 at 2:09pm - COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- After 20 years in the Air Force and Bronze Star service during the 1991 Gulf War, Democrat Jay Fawcett decided to come home and run for Congress, largely out of disgust with the way American troops were being used in Iraq.

General: Fewer Reserves In Iraq Soon - 7 Feb 2006 at 2:29pm - Right now, reserves make up 30 percent of the U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. Joint Chiefs Chairman Peter Pace says that will fall to less than 20 percent over the next year.

King eulogists jab Bush at funeral - 7 Feb 2006 at 3:54pm - LITHONIA, Georgia (Reuters) - Speakers took a rare opportunity to criticize U.S. President George W. Bush's policies to his face at the funeral on Tuesday of Coretta Scott King, widow of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

CIA counter-terrorism chief steps down - 7 Feb 2006 at 6:20pm - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the CIA's counter-terrorism center has been forced to step down as part of efforts by the spy agency to bolster its pursuit of al Qaeda, current and former intelligence officials said on Tuesday.

Lawyers: Many Gitmo detainees not accused - 7 Feb 2006 at 7:47pm - WASHINGTON -- More than half of the terror suspects being held at Guantanamo Bay have not been accused of committing hostile acts against the United States or its allies, two of the detainees' lawyers said in a report released Tuesday.


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