Thursday, January 18, 2007

Here's Your Nightstick; So Long and Good Luck

Car bombs rock Iraq, killing at least 19 - 18 Jan 2007 at 8:34am - BAGHDAD (AFP) - Car bombs have rocked Baghdad and the northern city of Mosul, killing at least 19 people, as Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki pressed Washington to better equip his army so that foreign troops can withdraw from Iraq.
If American troops are well-trained, and cannot provide security for Iraq without the support of tanks, gunships, bombers, etc., how are Iraqi troops expected ever to "stand up" without access to equivalent equipment?

Panel grills Gonzales over spy program - 18 Jan 2007 at 12:54pm - WASHINGTON -- Senators demanded details Thursday from Attorney General Alberto Gonzales about new orders putting the government's domestic spying program under court review - and questioned why it took so long to do so.

Iraq tells Iran, US to take their fight elsewhere - 18 Jan 2007 at 1:09pm - BAGHDAD (AFP) - Iraq told the United States and Iran to settle their scores elsewhere, while the US military confirmed it had searched Sudan's embassy in Baghdad as part of an anti-insurgent operation.

Methodists: No Bush library at SMU - 18 Jan 2007 at 1:08pm - DALLAS -- A group of Methodist ministers from across the nation launched an online petition drive Thursday urging Southern Methodist University to stop trying to land George W. Bush's presidential library.

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