Monday, February 13, 2006

In the News - Feb. 13

Thousands would die if US attacked Iran: study - 13 Feb 2006 at 8:29am - The report by the Oxford Research Group said any bombing of Iran by U.S. forces, or by their Israeli allies, would have to be part of a surprise attack that would inevitably catch many Iranians unprotected and could eventually lead to a lengthy confrontation involving many other countries in the region.
Apparently yet to be released is the study commissioned by Dick Cheney concluding that such an attack would be welcomed by Iranians and that they would thank the U.S. for it.

Chertoff to overhaul FEMA - 13 Feb 2006 at 9:57am - Homeland Security on Monday will announce major changes to the nation?s disaster-response agency on the heels of a House report blaming government-wide ineptitude for mishandling Hurricane Katrina relief.

Chertoff defends DHS's dual role - 13 Feb 2006 at 12:47pm - WASHINGTON -- Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff on Monday rejected criticism that his agency is preoccupied with terror threats, at the expense of preparing for natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina.

More Questions Raised About Delay in Reporting Cheney Misfire - February 12, 2006 10:20 PM ET updated Monday - NEW YORK - The more than 18-hour delay in news emerging that the Vice President of the United States had shot a man, sending him to an intensive care unit with his wounds, grew even more curious late Sunday. E&P has learned that the official confirmation of the shooting came about only after a local reporter in Corpus Christi, Texas, received a tip from the owner of the property where the shooting occurred and called Vice President Cheney's office for confirmation.


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