Wednesday, March 29, 2006

In the News: Mar. 29

Judges back court review of eavesdropping - 29 Mar 2006 at 9:21am - WASHINGTON -- Five federal judges gave a boost Tuesday to legislation that would bring court scrutiny to the Bush administration's domestic spying program.
Shouldn't legislation already on the books be sufficient to have brought court scrutiny to the program?

US bans contacts with Hamas-led government - 29 Mar 2006 at 10:03am - JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The United States has ordered its diplomats and contractors not to have any contacts with Palestinian ministries once a Hamas-led government is sworn in on Wednesday, U.S. officials said. They said the directive was sent to U.S. officials by email.
Bush strikes another blow against democracy.

Bush blames Saddam for Iraq instability - 29 Mar 2006 at 1:25pm - WASHINGTON -- President Bush said Wednesday that Saddam Hussein, not continued U.S. involvement in Iraq, is responsible for ongoing sectarian violence that is threatening the formation of a democratic government.
Damn that Saddam. We have just got to do something to remove him from power. And the world will be much safer after we do, don't you think?

Afghan Christian convert granted asylum in Italy - 29 Mar 2006 at 3:06pm - ROME/KABUL (Reuters) - An Afghan Christian convert who had faced the death penalty for abandoning Islam arrived in Italy and was granted asylum, Italy said on Wednesday.
It was reported that he had been in an Undisclosed Location; now that he's relocated to Italy, I suppose Cheney will once again be alone there.


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