Thursday, August 23, 2007

Warner: Start Withdrawals By Christmas (Unless You Don't Really Want To)

Warner: Bush should bring troops home - 23 Aug 2007 at 4:45pm - WASHINGTON -- Sen. John Warner, a prominent Republican on military affairs, urged President Bush on Thursday to start bringing some troops home from Iraq by Christmas.
But Warner doesn't call for Congress to set any deadlines, instead preferring that any deadline for withdrawal be set by Bush, who replaced the last commanders on the ground in Iraq to suggest that the U.S. military was serving no further useful purpose there, so does Warner's statement mean anything, rhetorically or otherwise? I guess not much.

AP: U.S. gave troops OK to enter Pakistan - 23 Aug 2007 at 4:28pm - Newly uncovered "rules of engagement" show the U.S. military gave elite units broad authority more than three years ago to pursue ...

US wants to give break to strip miners - 23 Aug 2007 at 4:27pm - WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration wants to quit requiring coal operators to prove that their surface mining will not damage streams, fish and wildlife.


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