Friday, September 14, 2007


Gates says US defeat would be a disaster - 14 Sep 2007 at 4:29pm - WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Friday that a U.S. defeat in Iraq would be "disastrous" and President Bush's strategy deserves bipartisan support in Congress.
Has the U.S. not already declared "victory"? Several times? Does Gates think Bush's current strategy is any less disastrous than training and equipping Iraqi security forces and leaving would be?

Report: Iraqis losing religious freedom - 14 Sep 2007 at 11:45am - WASHINGTON -- Religious freedom has sharply deteriorated in Iraq over the past year because of both the insurgency and violence targeting people of specific faiths, despite the U.S. military buildup intended to improve security, says a State Department report to be released Friday.

Iraqis vow to fight al Qaeda after sheikh's death - 14 Sep 2007 at 11:09am - RAMADI, Iraq (Reuters) - Sunni Arab Iraqis and U.S. forces in Anbar province vowed on Friday to keep fighting al Qaeda after the assassination of a tribal leader who worked with Americans to create one of Iraq's few security success stories.

Iraqi: Gov't knows it must move faster - 14 Sep 2007 at 12:19pm - The Iraqi government understands that it needs to move faster to reach its goals or its allies could lose patience, Iraqi Foreign ...

Russian warplanes breach NATO-patrolled airspace - 14 Sep 2007 at 12:43pm - British and Norwegian jets intercepted Russian military aircraft Friday after they breached NATO airspace close to the U.K. and ...

4 U.S. Soldiers Killed in Iraq Bombing - 14 Sep 2007 at 3:44pm - Mourners vowed revenge and perseverance Friday at the funeral of the leader of the Sunni Arab revolt against al-Qaida militants, who was assassinated just 10 days after meeting with President Bush. In eastern Diyala province, meanwhile, a bomb exploded...

Ex-Guantanamo prisoners want U.S. lawsuit to proceed - 14 Sep 2007 at 3:21pm - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Four former Guantanamo prisoners should be allowed to proceed with their lawsuit claiming torture and violations of their religious rights, their lawyer argued on Friday.

Thought for the day:
The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom. -H. L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)


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