Monday, October 15, 2007

The Agony of Victory

Al Qaeda In Iraq Defeated? - 15 Oct 2007 at 12:29pm - U.S. military commanders in Iraq have reportedly gained new confidence in the fight against their most deadly enemy, al Qaeda in Iraq, after a series of success stories, but intelligence officials are hesitant to label the resilient group defeated.
How many times can you win the same war?

Putin urges dialogue with Iran over nuclear programme - 15 Oct 2007 at 10:53am - WIESBADEN, Germany (AFP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday called for patience in talks with Iran about its nuclear programme, saying that the same tactic had paid off in North Korea.
The good cop?

Oil prices scale historic heights in London and New York - 15 Oct 2007 at 11:17am - LONDON (AFP) - World oil prices hit record peaks on Monday, smashing through 85 dollars in New York in the face of heightened tensions between Turkey and Kurdish rebels in the northern region of crude producer Iraq.
Heckuva job, Bushie.

Rare condition may have killed man jolted by Taser: RCMP - 15 Oct 2007 at 12:42pm - The man who died at Vancouver International Airport after jolts from a Taser may have had a rare condition known as excited delirium, RCMP speculated Monday.
Yeah, it was the rare condition that killed the man who coincidentally happened to be "jolted" by a taser -- rare condition, yeah, that's the ticket.

Turkish govt asks parliament to let troops enter Iraq - 15 Oct 2007 at 2:33pm - ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's cabinet asked parliament on Monday for permission to launch attacks on Kurdish separatists in northern Iraq that Washington fears could destabilize one of the most peaceful areas of the country.
Again, isn't the idea of Washington having concerns over destabilising Iraq rather ludicrous?

Thought for the day:
I never vote for anyone; I always vote against. -W. C. Fields (1880 - 1946)


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