Friday, October 13, 2006

Rules Of (Pre-)Engagement

US troops unlawfully killed UK journalist, coroner finds - 13 Oct 2006 at 8:20am - A British inquest has ruled one of Britain's most experienced journalists was unlawfully killed by US soldiers in Iraq, prompting calls for the perpetrators to be tried for war crimes.

Pentagon rejects verdict on killing of British journalist - 13 Oct 2006 at 10:28am - The Pentagon says US troops who killed a British journalist in Iraq in 2003 followed their rules of engagement, rejecting a British coroner's verdict that the killing was unlawful.
Perhaps whoever authorized those rules of engagement should also be tried for war crimes.

Top Brit General Sets Off Iraq Firestorm - 13 Oct 2006 at 8:28am - The U.K. army chief said British troops should be withdrawn from Iraq "soon." A political outcry followed. Gen. Richard Dannatt later softened his comments by saying he meant "within a year or two or three."

Ney Pleads Guilty, Plans To Resign - 13 Oct 2006 at 1:00pm - Rep. Bob Ney pleaded guilty to bribery charges stemming from the Jack Abramoff lobbying investigation, becoming the first member of Congress convicted in the scandal. He said he will resign from Congress in the next few weeks.

AP: Air America Radio Files Chapter 11 - 13 Oct 2006 at 10:51am - Air America Radio, a liberal talk and news radio network, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, a network official told the AP. The network had denied rumors just a month ago that it would file for bankruptcy.

Pentagon inspector general orders Guantanamo probe - 13 Oct 2006 at 12:57pm - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon's Inspector General ordered an investigation into alleged abuse at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay that holds suspected Taliban and al Qaeda members, a spokesman said on Friday.


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