Thursday, August 09, 2007

A Little Space

Iraq: Changes in attitudes? - 9 Aug 2007 at 12:05pm - WASHINGTON -- Even some critics of President Bush's Iraq war policies are conceding there is evidence of recent improvements from a military standpoint. But Bush supporters and critics alike agree that these have not been matched by any noticeable progress on the political front.
The "surge" was supposed to give the Iraqi government "a little space" to facilitate political reconciliation. Isn't it as likely to create reconciliation-impeding tensions?

CSIS suspected U.S. would deport Arar to be tortured: documents - 9 Aug 2007 at 11:08am - Newly released portions of the Maher Arar report show Canadian security officials believed the United States might send him to another country to be questioned under torture.

Bush Opposes Tax Hike To Fix Bridges - 9 Aug 2007 at 11:05am - President Bush dismissed Thursday raising the federal gasoline tax to repair the nation?s bridges at least until Congress changes the way it spends highway money.

U.S. withdrawal needed for security, Iran tells Iraq - 9 Aug 2007 at 10:59am - TEHRAN (Reuters) - An end to violence in Iraq depends on the United States withdrawing its troops, Iran told Iraq's prime minister on Thursday, seeking to deflect accusations from Washington that it is responsible for bloodshed there.

Marine's charges dropped in Iraq deaths - 9 Aug 2007 at 12:13pm - LOS ANGELES -- A general dropped all charges Thursday against a Marine who had been accused of killing three Iraqi brothers in response to a roadside bomb attack in Haditha in 2005.

Pentagon calls suspects enemy combatants - 9 Aug 2007 at 12:10pm - WASHINGTON -- The 14 so-called "high-value" detainees who were transferred from secret CIA prison to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, last year have all been declared enemy combatants and are subject to trial, the Pentagon announced Thursday.

Thought for the day:
"The future ain't what it used to be." -Yogi Berra (1925 - )


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