Friday, July 27, 2007

Empire Of the Son

Gorbachev: U.S. sowing world 'disorder' - 27 Jul 2007 at 10:13am - Former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev criticized the United States, and President Bush in particular, on Friday for sowing disorder across the world by seeking to build an empire.

UK's Brown to reject talk of rift in Bush talks - 27 Jul 2007 at 10:35am - LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's new Prime Minister Gordon Brown will play down talk of a cooling of U.S.-British relations in his first talks with President George W. Bush next week -- but he will not want to be seen as "America's poodle."

U.S. says kills 17 militiamen in Iraq clashes - 27 Jul 2007 at 11:59am - KERBALA, Iraq (Reuters) - The U.S. military said on Friday it had killed around 17 militia fighters in clashes in Iraq's holy Shi'ite city of Kerbala, but hospital and police sources said some civilians were among the dead.

White House Backs Gonzales on Testimony 27 Jul 2007 at 2:57pm The attorney general did not mislead Congress, but national security factors prevented further clarification, the chief White House spokesman said today.... Mr. Mueller’s account appeared to conflict starkly with Mr. Gonzales’s version of events, in which he told the Senate Judiciary Committee that there was no disagreement about the program. In insisting that there was no real contradiction between the officials’ accounts, Mr. Snow said Mr. Gonzales was just not able to explain further “because to do so would compromise American security.”
When is a Terrorist Surveillance Program not a terrorist surveillance program? I guess when Alberto Gonzales wants to answer "no" when asked whether there were ever controversy regarding the Terrorist Surveillance Program.

Thought for the day:
"I'm sick of following my dreams. I'm just going to ask them where they're going and hook up with them later." -Mitch Hedberg (1968 - 2005), Mitch All Together


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