Saturday, September 15, 2007

Dead Duck

Sadr group to pull out of Iraq's ruling Shiite bloc - 15 Sep 2007 at 9:52am - NAJAF, Iraq (AFP) - The movement of radical Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr said on Saturday it would withdraw from the Shiite bloc that leads the Iraqi government, in a new blow to the faltering political process.

Greenspan faults Bush over spending - 15 Sep 2007 at 2:31pm - WASHINGTON -- Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, in his upcoming book, bashes President Bush for not responsibly handling the nation's spending and racking up big budget deficits.

War protesters, supporters rally in D.C. - 15 Sep 2007 at 2:11pm - Thousands of anti-war protesters, including a sizable contingent of military veterans, rallied Saturday outside the White House to demand an end to the Iraq war....Political analyst Said Abu Rish, author of a number of books on Iraq, believes Maliki's days as prime minister are numbered. "Maliki is a dead duck," Abu Rish told AFP. "The Shiites won't accept him. He has nothing."

Thought for the day:
Democracy is a process by which the people are free to choose the man who will get the blame. -Laurence J. Peter (1919 - 1988)


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