Thursday, August 16, 2007

Close That Door

Bush pushes agenda without Congress - 16 Aug 2007 at 8:48am - The door is closing on President Bush?s opportunity to shape domestic policy.

Early clash over Iraq report - 16 Aug 2007 at 8:40am - Senior congressional aides said yesterday that the White House has proposed limiting the much-anticipated appearance on Capitol Hill next month of Gen. David H. Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan C. Crocker to a private congressional briefing.

Death toll may reach 500 in Iraq bombings: local officials - 16 Aug 2007 at 9:15am - More than 250 bodies have been recovered from the rubble of a series of suicide bombings in northwestern Iraq, and local officials said Thursday the death toll may be twice that number.

Padilla convicted on terror charges - 16 Aug 2007 at 2:35pm - Jose Padilla was convicted of federal terrorism support charges Thursday after being held for 3 1/2 years as an enemy combatant in a case that came to symbolize the Bush administration's zeal to stop homegrown terror.
So the legal system was able to deal with Padilla, after all -- without having to hold him forever, without charge.

Shiites, Kurds form alliance; 4 Iraqi kids found in rubble of bombed area - 16 Aug 2007 at 2:26pm - Iraq's Shiite prime minister and Kurdish president emerged Thursday from three days of crisis talks to announce a new alliance of political parties, but the reshaped power bloc — while it will control a parliamentary majority — included no Sunnis and automatically called into question its legitimacy as a unifying force.

Thought for the day:
Nobody knows the age of the human race, but everybody agrees that it is old enough to know better. -Anonymous


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