Wednesday, November 01, 2006

"Regime Change": Good; "Destabilization": Bad

U.S. faults Syria, Iran, Hezbollah on Lebanon - 1 Nov 2006 at 12:47pm - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Wednesday said it believed Syria, Lebanon and Hezbollah militants were trying to destabilize the Lebanese government.
Of course, the United States would never think of trying to destabilize a government.

Bush: Rumsfeld, Cheney must stay til end - 1 Nov 2006 at 2:41pm - WASHINGTON -- President Bush said Wednesday he wants Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and Vice President Dick Cheney to remain in his administration until the end of his presidency, extending a job guarantee to two of the most criticized members of his team.

Iraqi data suggests civilian deaths still rising - 1 Nov 2006 at 9:59am - BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The number of Iraqi civilians killed in violence may have jumped to another record high in October, data from the Iraqi government indicated on Wednesday.

Iraqis divided over checkpoints order - 1 Nov 2006 at 11:16am - BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Shi'ite and Sunni leaders sparred on Wednesday over a government order to lift U.S. checkpoints around a Baghdad militia stronghold as data showed the number of Iraqis killed in October may have hit a record high.

Kerry says he is sorry for "botched" Iraq joke - 1 Nov 2006 at 10:20am - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic Sen. John Kerry said on Wednesday he was sorry about a "botched joke" that drew election-year fire from President George W. Bush and other Republicans who accused him of insulting U.S. troops in Iraq.

Federal Judge Blocks Pa. Town Crackdown - 1 Nov 2006 at 12:40pm - A federal judge on Tuesday blocked the city of Hazleton from enforcing a pair of ordinances targeting illegal immigrants, just hours before the measures were to go into effect.

Harper agrees to send Clean Air Act to committee - 1 Nov 2006 at 12:14pm - Prime Minister Stephen Harper has agreed to send the government's Clean Air Act to a special committee for review following a threat by Jack Layton to topple the government over the issue.

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