Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Bush Travels as Congress Convenes

Pentagon says it acts as quickly as it can to meet needs - 4 Sep 2007 at 6:49am - Since the war began, members of Congress — Democrats and Republicans — repeatedly have forced the Defense Department to invest in body armor, order devices to jam signals from detonators used by insurgent bombers, and buy vehicles that top military officials initially deemed unnecessary.

Protests mark Bush arrival in Australia - 4 Sep 2007 at 8:06am - SYDNEY (AFP) - After a surprise visit to Iraq, US President George W. Bush headed Tuesday toward a regional summit in Sydney where authorities have locked down the city in the biggest security operation in Australian history.
George Bush, security threat.

Shias, Sunnis work out peace plan at secret meeting - 4 Sep 2007 at 8:13am - Rival Sunni and Shia politicians agreed to a peace plan for Iraq during a secret four-day meeting that ended Sunday in Finland, participants have confirmed.

Envoy: Bush OK'd Plan To Disband Iraq Army - 4 Sep 2007 at 10:01am - Just whose brilliant idea was it to disband the Iraqi army? The former U.S. boss in Iraq says the president approved the plan.

No proof Iran running 3,000 centrifuges: diplomats - 4 Sep 2007 at 9:58am - VIENNA (Reuters) - There is no evidence for the Iranian president's announcement that Iran has 3,000 centrifuges running, which would allow it to produce significant amounts of nuclear fuel, diplomats familiar with U.N. inspections said.

GAO: Iraq hasn't met 11 of 18 benchmarks - 4 Sep 2007 at 1:17pm - WASHINGTON -- Baghdad has not met 11 of its 18 political and security goals, according to a new independent report on Iraq that challenges President Bush's assessment on the war, The Associated Press has learned.

Thought for the day:
A diplomat must always think twice before he says nothing. -Irish Proverb


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