Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Uneven Progress

Study: Iraqi security forces not ready - 5 Sep 2007 at 1:08pm - WASHINGTON -- Iraq's security forces have made "uneven progress" and will be unable to take over security on their own in the next 12 to 18 months, according to an independent assessment.
Once again, why is development of Iraqi security forces not the United States' top priority?

4 GIs among 15 killed in Iraq attacks - 5 Sep 2007 at 8:51am - A roadside bomb rocked an eastern Baghdad Shiite neighborhood early Wednesday, killing at least 11 people and injuring 19 others when it exploded next to buses used by morning commuters, police and hospital officials said.

DHS ends criticized data-mining program - 5 Sep 2007 at 10:43am - WASHINGTON -- The Homeland Security Department has given up on one of its broadest anti-terrorism data-mining tools after investigators found it was tested with information about real people without the required privacy safeguards.

Judge scolds U.S. on wiretapping records - 5 Sep 2007 at 2:15pm - WASHINGTON -- A federal judge scolded the Bush administration Wednesday for responding with sometimes blanket secrecy to a request for documents on its warrantless wiretapping program.

Thought for the day:
A censor is a man who knows more than he thinks you ought to. -Granville Hicks (1901 - 1982)

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