Monday, May 21, 2007

Blinded By Pseudoscience?

Smithsonian toned down exhibit on Arctic - 21 May 2007 at 2:34pm - WASHINGTON -- The Smithsonian Institution toned down an exhibit on climate change in the Arctic for fear of angering Congress and the Bush administration, says a former administrator at the museum.

U.S. bids to stop G8 push for climate deal - 21 May 2007 at 2:41pm - LONDON (Reuters) - The United States is battling to stop next month's Group of Eight summit in Germany from pushing for urgent talks on a new deal to fight global warming after the Kyoto Protocol lapses in 2012.
In Iraq...

Iraq's Zebari urges Britain, U.S. to maintain troops - 21 May 2007 at 9:58am - CANBERRA (Reuters) - Iraq urged Washington and incoming British Prime Minister Gordon Brown on Monday to stand firm against domestic political pressures and maintain troop numbers in Iraq despite ongoing militia and insurgent violence.
But they don't appear 100% confident:

Iraqi military drawing up contingency plans - 21 May 2007 at 2:04pm - Iraq's military is drawing up plans on how to cope if U.S.-led forces leave the country quickly, the defense minister said Monday.
Meanwhile, back at the ranchette...

U.S. Weighs Keeping Troops in Iraq for Decades - 21 May 2007 at 9:00am - The White House and Pentagon are under increasing pressure from Congress and the public to end U.S. military involvement in Iraq. But the Pentagon is considering maintaining a core group of forces in Iraq, possibly for decades.
Peanutdent vs. Pretzeldent:

Carter says comments were ?careless? - 21 May 2007 at 9:09am - Former President Jimmy Carter on Monday said his comments over the weekend about the Bush administration were "careless."
Careless, but nevertheless, dead on?

Cheney alone as foreign -policy heavy - 21 May 2007 at 7:23am - WASHINGTON -- Most of the war hawks who stood with President Bush on Iraq are gone or departing, leaving Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney increasingly without much company in trumpeting steely resolve.
Too bad to have them feeling so lonely... the sooner they join company with their ilk, the better for everyone.

Thought for the day:
"No one can earn a million dollars honestly." -William Jennings Bryan (1860 - 1925)

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