Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Iraq Violence — Army Recruiting — Ahmadinejad On Iraq "Power Vacuum" — Abu Ghraib Trial

Clashes in Iraq's Kerbala kill 52: security source - 28 Aug 2007 at 2:59pm - BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Fifty-two people were killed and 206 wounded in a day of fierce clashes between security forces and gunmen in the Iraqi city of Kerbala on Tuesday, a senior security source in Baghdad said.

Army looks to Guard for recruiting help - 28 Aug 2007 at 1:08pm - WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Army, struggling to meet recruitment goals in the midst of a long and unpopular war in Iraq, is turning to the National Guard for help in signing up would-be soldiers in hometowns across America.

Ahmadinejad offers to fill power vacuum in Iraq - 28 Aug 2007 at 1:07pm - President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad boldly declared Tuesday that Iran is ready to help fill an imminent power vacuum in Iraq, while also defending the neighboring country's embattled Shiite prime minister who has been criticized by U.S. politicians.

Split verdict in Abu Ghraib trial - 28 Aug 2007 at 12:59pm - A military court Tuesday acquitted an Army officer of charges that he failed to control U.S. soldiers at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, but it found him guilty of disobeying an order.

Thought for the day:
Time is an illusion, lunchtime doubly so. -Douglas Adams (1952 - 2001)


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