Monday, October 01, 2007

Blackwater Report – September Iraq Civilian Deaths – And More

Report Depicts Recklessness at Blackwater - 1 Oct 2007 at 2:41pm - Guards for Blackwater USA have shot innocent Iraqis and have sought to cover up the incidents, sometimes with the help of the State Department, a report prepared for Congress says.

Civilian deaths in Iraq halve in September: government - 1 Oct 2007 at 8:00am - BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Civilian deaths from violence across Iraq fell by 50 percent in September, according to government data published on Monday, matching a drop in U.S. military casualties attributed to a boost in troop numbers. Information from the health, interior and defense ministries registered 884 civilians killed in September, the lowest monthly total this year, down from 1,773 in August.

U.S. top court won't hear Guantanamo prisoner's case - 1 Oct 2007 at 12:05pm - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned down an appeal by a Guantanamo prisoner whose legal challenges had forced changes to President George W. Bush's anti-terrorism program last year.

Texas oilman pleads guilty in Iraq oil/food case - 1 Oct 2007 at 11:35am - NEW YORK (Reuters) - Texas oilman Oscar Wyatt pleaded guilty on Monday to conspiracy to commit wire fraud, one of five charges against him for his role in the U.N. oil-for-food scandal.

Chertoff: Illegals 'degrade' environment - 1 Oct 2007 at 1:52pm - WASHINGTON -- Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff on Monday defended the construction of a fence along the southwest border, saying it's actually better for the environment than what happens when people illegally cross the U.S.-Mexico line.

Thought for the day:
Stoop and you'll be stepped on; stand tall and you'll be shot at. -Carlos A. Urbizo


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