Tuesday, December 12, 2006

A New War For a New Year

Bush to announce Iraq plan in January - 12 Dec 2006 at 3:13pm - WASHINGTON -- President Bush on Tuesday put off until early next month announcing a new approach to the Iraq war. "It only makes sense for the president to take whatever time he needs to have confidence in the course that he will put forward before the American people," said Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

Bush gets briefing from Iraq - 12 Dec 2006 at 10:21am - WASHINGTON -- President Bush conferred via videoconference Tuesday with senior military commanders in Iraq, one piece of a rushed weeklong effort to arrive at a new course for the unpopular war.
Is anyone convinced that Bush is looking so much for a new course in the war as for how merely to give the appearance of taking a new course?

WP: Experts tell Bush not to cut troops - 12 Dec 2006 at 9:11am - President Bush heard a blunt and dismal assessment of his handling of Iraq from a group of military experts Monday, but the advisers shared the White House's skeptical view of the recommendations made last week by the bipartisan Iraq Study Group, sources said.

Baghdad suicide bombs kill at least 60 - 12 Dec 2006 at 10:18am - BAGHDAD (AFP) - A pair of suicide car bombs has killed at least 60 people, mostly Shiite casual labourers, in downtown Baghdad as Iraq's divided government struggled to deal with the escalating violence.

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