Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Despite Increased Levels Of Violence, Violence Hasn't Abated

Cheney, Iraq PM discuss violence - 9 May 2007 at 11:25am - Vice President Dick Cheney and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki acknowledged problems in the pace of reducing violence in Iraq on Wednesday, but both pledged their governments would continue working together toward a solution.
Strange that they should be discussing the pace of reducing violence in Iraq, since Cheney seems to have been quite firmly committed to increased violence for some time now.


Cheney: Iraq still dangerous - 9 May 2007 at 12:04pm - BAGHDAD -- Vice President Dick Cheney said Wednesday that Iraq remains a dangerous place...
Which you would never guess, just from seeing that one car-bombing per month in Iraq being shown over and over and over and over and over and over on television news programs.

Americans don't buy Bush reasons to stay in Iraq - 9 May 2007 at 9:06am - Most Americans don't believe that the continued presence of U.S. troops in Iraq is the key to preventing a full-scale civil war

U.S. air strikes kill 21 civilians in Afghanistan: official - 9 May 2007 at 8:59am - At least 21 civilians were killed in southern Afghanistan this week after the U.S. military launched air strikes to help U.S. coalition soldiers battling Taliban fighters, a provincial governor said Wednesday.

Thought for the day:
"There are two times in a man's life when he should not speculate: when he can't afford it, and when he can." -Mark Twain

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