Monday, June 04, 2007

Victory Is (As Ever?) Only Six To Nine Months Away

Top general says too early to judge Iraq plan - 4 Jun 2007 at 1:54pm - CAMP ANACONDA, Iraq (Reuters) - The U.S. commander in Iraq, General David Petraeus, said on Monday it was too early to judge whether a Baghdad security crackdown was successful because the last of five extra brigades had yet to be deployed.
How many of the additional brigades attributed to the "surge" have been tasked with the vital job of training and equipping Iraqi security forces?

US scales back global warming monitoring - 4 Jun 2007 at 11:54am - WASHINGTON -- U.S. scientists will soon lose much of their ability in space to monitor for global warming, a confidential report to the White House warns.

Charges nixed for Gitmo detainee - 4 Jun 2007 at 12:02pm - A military judge has dismissed charges against Canadian detainee Omar Khadr, saying the matter is outside the jurisdiction of the military tribunal system.

Anti-war Marine blasts military - 4 Jun 2007 at 2:51pm - KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- An Iraq War veteran accused the Marine Corps on Monday of causing a "disgusting waste of government resources" by holding a hearing about whether he should be punished for wearing his uniform during an anti-war protest.

Thought for the day:
"It's not true that life is one damn thing after another; it is one damn thing over and over." -Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892 - 1950)

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