Thursday, October 11, 2007

A Bigger Disaster Than Katrina?

Jimmy Carter calls Dick Cheney a 'disaster' - 11 Oct 2007 at 8:42am - Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter on Wednesday denounced Vice President Dick Cheney as a "disaster" for the country and a "militant" who has had an excessive influence in setting foreign policy.

U.N. says prosecute Iraq contractors who commit crimes - 11 Oct 2007 at 8:42am - BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The United Nations wants probes to determine whether private security contractors in Iraq have committed war crimes and for governments to ensure that the rule of law is applied, U.N. officials said on Thursday.

Report: Marines want out of Iraq - 11 Oct 2007 at 7:56am - The U.S. Marine Corps is pressing to remove its forces from Iraq and send Marines instead to Afghanistan to take the lead in combat there, The New York Times reported in Thursday editions.

Ex-Attorney General Gonzales Hires Lawyer - 11 Oct 2007 at 6:54am - As the investigation continues into the firing of eight federal prosecutors, former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has hired a criminal defense attorney: George Terwilliger, a former official at the Justice Department.

State Dept. may phase out Blackwater - 11 Oct 2007 at 3:29am - WASHINGTON -- The State Department may phase out or limit the use of private security guards in Iraq, which could mean canceling Blackwater USA's contract or awarding it to another company in line with an Iraqi government demand, The Associated Press has learned.

Analyst warns against partitioning Iraq - 11 Oct 2007 at 10:05am - WASHINGTON -- Limiting the power of Iraq's central government and giving more control to ethnically divided regions might lead to large-scale violence and intervention by neighboring countries, an analyst says.

U.S. wants Canadian airlines to disclose passenger info: report - 11 Oct 2007 at 11:35am - Canadian airlines flying over the U.S. will have to submit passenger information under a proposed U.S. program, even if the destination is not the States.

Blackwater Sued for Sept. 16 Shootings - 11 Oct 2007 at 1:12pm - Families of Iraqis who died in a shooting involving Blackwater USA contractors in Baghdad sued the company Thursday, saying the firm violated U.S. law and fostered a culture of lawlessness among its employees.

Thought for the day:
The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations. -David Friedman


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