Thursday, August 31, 2006

WMDs, in Iraq and in Utah -- GWB Spins Futility

Former weapons inspector disappointed with handling of concerns - 31 Aug 2006 at 8:54am - A former weapons inspector in Iraq says he is deeply disappointed with the way the Federal Government handled his concerns about CIA interference in the search for weapons of mass destruction.

Generations later, U.S. destroys its mustard gas - 31 Aug 2006 at 8:57am - DESERET CHEMICAL DEPOT, Utah (Reuters) - As Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan laid waste to Europe and Asia in World War II, the United States ramped up production of mustard gas to respond to any chemical attack.

WP: Bush team casts foes as defeatist - 31 Aug 2006 at 9:23am - President Bush and his surrogates are launching a new campaign intended to rebuild support for the war in Iraq by accusing the opposition of aiming to appease terrorists and cut off funding for troops on the battlefield, charges that many Democrats say distort their stated positions.

Bush Speech Links Iraq War And Nazis - 31 Aug 2006 at 8:30pm - President Bush opened a series of speeches on Iraq and terrorism by likening the struggle against Islamic fundamentalism with the fight against Nazis and communists. He said that pulling out of Iraq now would be "absolutely disastrous."

Will it be any less disastrous to pull out six months from now? A year from now? Five years from now? Will pulling out be any more disastrous than staying in?

U.S. erred in Iraq rebuilding program: auditor - 31 Aug 2006 at 10:06am - BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The U.S. government should have been quicker to employ local firms to help rebuild Iraq instead of relying on U.S. corporations whose contracts gave them no incentive to minimize costs, a U.S. official said on Thursday.

Senate puts Tomlinson nomination on hold - 31 Aug 2006 at 11:14am - WASHINGTON -- The Senate Foreign Relations Committee does not plan to act on President Bush's re-nomination of an agency head accused of misusing government money.

Monday, August 07, 2006

Crawford Cindy Vacations With GWB -- Ney Feels Heat, Vacates Kitchen

Sheehan resumes protest near Bush ranch - 7 Aug 2006 at 10:56am - CRAWFORD, Texas -- A year after her first war protest in President Bush's adopted hometown attracted thousands and reinvigorated the nation's peace movement, Cindy Sheehan resumed her vigil Sunday.

Rep. Bob Ney Won't Seek Re-Election - 7 Aug 2006 at 10:55am - U.S. Rep. Bob Ney, under scrutiny in an influence peddling scandal involving convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff, announced Monday that he was abandoning his re-election campaign. The Republican had insisted he would not resign, even if indicted over his...

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

I've Seen Haditha From Both Sides Now — Kansas Board of Education Evolves —

US Marine accused in Haditha case to sue Murtha - 2 Aug 2006 at 10:11am - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Marine suspected in the killing of 24 civilians in Haditha, Iraq, will sue Rep. John Murtha for libel after the war critic made public comments about the case and accused the serviceman of murder, attorneys said on Wednesday.

Haditha report could implicate Marines - 2 Aug 2006 at 10:39am - WASHINGTON -- Evidence collected on the deaths of 24 Iraqis in Haditha supports accusations that U.S. Marines deliberately shot the civilians, including unarmed women and children, a Pentagon official said Wednesday.

Evolution Foes Defeated In Kansas - 2 Aug 2006 at 10:09am - Conservative Republicans who approved new classroom standards questioning evolution lost control of the Kansas Board of Education in primary elections.

President: Iraqi forces to take over by year's end - 2 Aug 2006 at 10:53am - Iraqi President Jalal Talabani on Wednesday said Iraqi forces will take over security in all 18 Iraqi provinces by the end of the year, a presidential aide told CNN.

Senators skeptical of tribunal plans - 2 Aug 2006 at 11:21am - WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration's initial proposal to prosecute suspected terrorists drew continued skepticism Wednesday from lawmakers, with a key GOP senator contending that Congress must be given more authority to determine tribunal procedures.