Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Prime Suspect

U.S. suspects Al Qaeda in bombings - 15 Aug 2007 at 11:46am - BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The U.S. military said on Wednesday al Qaeda was the "prime suspect" in suicide bomb attacks on a minority sect that Iraqi officials said killed 200 people in northwest Iraq.
Has the U.S. military ever failed to suspect that al Qaida was behind any bombing in Iraq since 2003?

General to call for Iraq pullbacks - 15 Aug 2007 at 2:13pm - The top American commander in Iraq said Wednesday he was preparing recommendations on troop cuts before he returns to Washington next month for a report to Congress, and believes the U.S. footprint in Iraq will have to be "a good bit smaller" by next summer. But he cautioned against a quick or significant U.S. withdrawal that could surrender “the gains we have fought so hard to achieve.”

US moving to name Iran's Revolutionary Guard terror group - 15 Aug 2007 at 11:47am - WASHINGTON (AFP) - The United States plans to designate Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard a "terrorist" group, a move aimed at disrupting the business network of the Islamic republic's elite military wing, a US government official said Wednesday.

Rumsfeld resigned before election, letter shows - 15 Aug 2007 at 11:40am - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Rumsfeld, architect of the unpopular Iraq war, resigned as defense secretary before last year's November election but his decision was not announced until after the voting, according to his resignation letter obtained by Reuters on Wednesday.

American Spy Satellites To Snoop On U.S. - 15 Aug 2007 at 9:48am - Domestic security officials can now use spy satellites to snoop on Americans, the Wall Street Journal reports Plus, bigtime baksheesh on U.S. contracts in Iraq. Keach Hagey has the day's top headlines and the best of the Web.

Thought for the day:
"Refrain from doing ill; for one all powerful reason, lest our children should copy our misdeeds; we are all too prone to imitate whatever is base and depraved." -Juvenal (55 AD - 127 AD)


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