Monday, August 20, 2007

All Progress Is Local?

Bush stresses local successes in Iraq - 20 Aug 2007 at 12:39pm - CRAWFORD, Texas -- President Bush said Saturday that while political progress is moving too slowly on the national level in Iraq, positive steps in cities and towns are offering hope for future stability.

U.S. lawmakers get no respite at home on Iraq debate - 20 Aug 2007 at 11:31am - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Anti-war groups knew U.S. Rep. Timothy Murphy was going home to Pittsburgh for this month's congressional recess, so they baked him a cake.

Iraq trial revives bitter memories of "U.S. betrayal" - 20 Aug 2007 at 11:31am - BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Fifteen former members of Saddam Hussein's regime go on trial in a U.S.-backed court on Tuesday for their role in the crushing of a Shi'ite uprising in 1991, but many Shi'ites still talk bitterly of an American betrayal.

Dual role taking toll on British troops: general - 20 Aug 2007 at 11:48am - British troops in Afghanistan and Iraq are "stretched" to capacity because of simultaneous operations in the two countries, the head of the British army says.

Extended buildup would exhaust US forces - 20 Aug 2007 at 11:42am - WASHINGTON -- Sapped by nearly six years of war, the Army has nearly exhausted its fighting force and its options if the Bush administration decides to extend the Iraq buildup beyond next spring.

Pentagon sets goals to hit before end of Bush term - 20 Aug 2007 at 1:28pm - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon has set 25 goals to meet by the end of the Bush administration, including implementation of a long-term plan for detaining terrorism suspects, according to a memo obtained by Reuters.

2 Abu Ghraib charges dropped - 20 Aug 2007 at 2:57pm - FORT MEADE, Md. -- A military judge on Monday dismissed two of the most serious charges against the only officer charged with abusing detainees at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison after an investigator acknowledged he failed to read the defendant his rights.

Thought for the day:
To accomplish great things, we must dream as well as act. -Anatole France (1844 - 1924)


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