Monday, March 13, 2006

In the News - Mar. 13

Report: Britain to cut troops in Iraq - 13 Mar 2006 at 9:19am - At least 10 people were killed in fresh attacks in Iraq on Monday as BBC television reported that Britain will shortly announce that it is withdrawing about 800 troops from Iraq, roughly 10 percent of its force.

Iraq's president warns of civil war after bombings - 13 Mar 2006 at 8:42am - BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's president pressed political parties on Monday to accelerate efforts to form a broad government to arrest a slide into civil war after bomb blasts in a Baghdad Shi'ite slum killed 52 people.

Judge Unexpectedly Halts Moussaoui Trial - 13 Mar 2006 at 10:36am - An angry federal judge unexpectedly recessed the sentencing trial of confessed al-Qaida conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui on Monday to consider whether government violations of her rules against coaching witnesses should remove the death penalty as an option.

Sheehan Cancels Trip to Europe - 13 Mar 2006 at 10:16am - Peace activist Cindy Sheehan has canceled a trip to Paris and other European cities because of injuries she allegedly sustained a week ago while being arrested in New York, organizers said Monday.

Top commanders approved use of dogs at Abu Ghraib - Monday, March 13, 2006 at 12:00am - WASHINGTON — When Army Sgt. Michael J. Smith faces a court-martial today on charges that he used his military working dog to harass and threaten detainees, one of the prime examples of that alleged misconduct will be a photograph of Smith holding the dog just inches from the face of a detainee. It is one of the notorious images to emerge from the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.

Actor faults Democrats for failure to speak out before Iraq war - 13 Mar 2006 at 11:56am - Actor George Clooney faulted Democrats Monday for their timidity in the months before the start of the Iraq war, saying many party leaders muted their criticism of the Bush administration rather than risk being branded as unpatriotic.

Bush calls on Iraqis to embrace compromise - 13 Mar 2006 at 1:50pm - WASHINGTON -- President Bush called on Iraqis Monday to embrace compromise as they negotiate a new unity government and asked Americans to show patience with the war even after weeks of "images of violence and anger and despair."
So it's not the actual violence and anger and despair we should be concerned with as much as it is the images of violence and anger and despair?

"Remember what Mr. Hallorann said. It's just like pictures in a book, Danny. It isn't real."

Bush launches PR offensive on Iraq - 13 Mar 2006 at 1:57pm - WASHINGTON - President Bush launched a new public relations drive Monday to counter growing American opposition to the Iraq war, saying "We will not lose our nerve.".
No, he's got plenty of that.


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