Monday, October 16, 2006

Dead End

Sunnis Flee Fighting That Has Killed 91 - 16 Oct 2006 at 11:01am - Sunni Muslims were fleeing across the Tigris River on Monday, trying to escape a four-day rampage of sectarian fighting in their Shiite-dominated home city north of Baghdad. At least 91 people have died — all but 17 of them Sunnis.
In view of stories like this, I wonder whether War Secretary Donald Rumsfeld maintains his belief that the source of most violence in Iraq is a few Ba'athist "dead-enders".

Bush tells Iraq PM: Ignore deadline talk - 16 Oct 2006 at 9:52am - WASHINGTON -- President Bush personally assured Iraq's prime minister Monday that he has no plans to pull U.S. forces out and to ignore rumors that a deadline would be enforced against the fledgling Baghdad government.

High court won't review Boy Scout case - 16 Oct 2006 at 10:29am - WASHINGTON -- A Boy Scouts sailing group that lost free use of a public boat slip because of the Scouts' discriminatory policies failed to persuade the Supreme Court to take its case.

Blind sheik's lawyer gets 28 months - 16 Oct 2006 at 2:41pm - NEW YORK -- Civil rights lawyer Lynne Stewart was sentenced Monday to 28 months in prison on a terrorism charge for helping a client who plotted to blow up New York City landmarks communicate with his followers.


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