Friday, June 08, 2007

Thank You, Dr. Mushroomcloud

Rice: History will rate Bush well - 8 Jun 2007 at 3:14pm - NEW YORK -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says history will remember President Bush's foreign policy favorably despite current troubles in Iraq, Iran, North Korea and the Middle East
Is that supposed to be funny? I don't get it.

Pace out as head of Joint Chiefs - 8 Jun 2007 at 2:04pm - WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration sidelined Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on Friday, announcing plans to replace him as the nation's top military officer rather than reappoint him and risk a Senate confirmation struggle focusing on the Iraq War.

White House expands legal team - 8 Jun 2007 at 12:00pm - WASHINGTON -- The White House has expanded its legal team to handle the fights it is having with the new Democratic Congress.

U.S. Will Lessen Passport Requirement - 8 Jun 2007 at 8:00am - A huge application backlog has forced the government to temporarily reconsider a post-9/11 travel policy which requires Americans to have a passport for travel to Mexico, Canada and the Caribbean. The administration plans to suspend the requirement.

Secret CIA jails hosted by Poland, Romania: watchdog - 8 Jun 2007 at 7:58am - PARIS (Reuters) - A European investigator says he has proof Poland and Romania hosted secret CIA prisons under a post-9/11 pact to hunt down and interrogate "high value" terrorist suspects wanted by the United States.

CIA agents go on trial in Italy before Bush visit - 8 Jun 2007 at 8:03am - MILAN (Reuters) - Twenty six U.S. citizens, almost all believed to be CIA agents, went on trial in absentia in Milan on Friday accused of carrying out one of Washington's most controversial policies in its war on terrorism.

Leak prosecutor's authority questioned - 8 Jun 2007 at 1:14pm - WASHINGTON -- A dozen prominent law professors are questioning whether Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald had constitutional authority in the CIA leak trial that this week sentenced former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby to prison.

Pentagon to appeal Guantanamo decisions - 8 Jun 2007 at 2:57pm - WASHINGTON -- The Defense Department said Friday that it will appeal the decisions of two judges who earlier this week stalled the military's move to put detainees at Guantanamo Bay on trial.

Thought for the day:
"Defer not till tomorrow to be wise, tomorrow's sun to thee may never rise." -William Congreve (1670 - 1729)

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