Monday, December 11, 2006

Demotivation

Bush says Iraq's neighbors need to help - 11 Dec 2006 at 1:25pm - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facing strong pressure to shift course in Iraq, President George W. Bush said in a veiled message to Iran and Syria on Monday that Iraq's neighbors need to help Baghdad's struggling government survive.
Is Bush threatening Iran and Syria, or offering them some kind of inducement? Or, if neither, doesn't he think Iran and Syria can make up their own minds about what level of assistance they wish to provide to Iraq?

Annan criticizes U.S. in farewell speech - 11 Dec 2006 at 10:15am - INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, in his farewell address, criticized the Bush administration, warning that America must not sacrifice its Democratic ideals while waging war against terrorism.

Judge settles fight over classified info - 11 Dec 2006 at 1:06pm - WASHINGTON -- A federal judge all but resolved the protracted legal fight over classified information in the CIA leak case Monday, helping ensure the dispute would not derail former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby's perjury and obstruction trial.

U.S. denies bid to oust al-Maliki - 11 Dec 2006 at 1:56pm - The White House is flatly denying a report that key Shiite leaders are maneuvering to oust Iraq's prime minister.

Bush Seeks More Advice On Iraq - 11 Dec 2006 at 1:30pm - President Bush met with top officials at the State Department as he began another week of strategy sessions on the Iraq war. The White House backed away from earlier indications that Mr. Bush would unveil his new plan for Iraq before Christmas.

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1 Comments:

At 4:22 PM, Blogger Minor Ripper said...

Great post, thanks. Don't know if you've seen these two short videos from Iraq yet or not, but both show the US Military engaging in some very dubious actions. I have them up on my site at www.minor-ripper.blogspot.com ..You have to wonder what these soldiers were thinking when videotaping this stuff...

 

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