Thursday, May 24, 2007

Fighting Them There So That We're More Likely To Have To Fight Them Everywhere

Candidate Paul assigns reading to Giuliani - 24 May 2007 at 2:28pm - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Longshot Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul on Thursday gave front-runner Rudy Giuliani a list of foreign-policy books to back up his contention that attacks by Islamic militants are fueled by the U.S. presence in the Middle East.
GWB again plays the fear card...

Bush: Bin Laden isolated, not leading parades - 24 May 2007 at 2:10pm - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, who has eluded a U.S. manhunt, is plotting against the United States but has been isolated and driven into hiding, President George W. Bush said on Thursday.
...while conditions in Iraq continue to worsen...

IRAQ: Domestic violence against children on the rise - Thursday, May 24, 2007 06:21:00 PM - BAGHDAD, 24 May 2007 (IRIN) - Mental health specialists say there has been an increase in domestic violence against children largely a result of the violence that has gripped Iraq since the US-led invasion in 2003. They say the violence has affected people's behaviour.
...and we're warned that things will get even worse before they get better...

Gates: Violence in Iraq likely to go up - 24 May 2007 at 2:37pm - WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday he expects the insurgents and terrorists in Iraq to accelerate their bombings and other attacks this summer before Gen. David Petraeus reports to Washington on whether he thinks the new U.S. strategy for securing Baghdad is working.
...and the U.S. wonders whether the "better" part will ever arrive...

CBS Poll: 76% Say War's Going Badly - 24 May 2007 at 12:15pm - A CBS News/New York Times poll shows the number of Americans who say the war in Iraq is going badly has reached a new high: 76 percent. A record number also say it was a mistake for the U.S. to get involved in Iraq in the first place.

Thought for the day:
"To be feared is to fear: no one has been able to strike terror into others and at the same time enjoy peace of mind." -Seneca (5 BC - 65 AD)

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