Friday, November 02, 2007

Fiscally Irresponsible

Bush: Iraqis are 'taking back' Iraq - 2 Nov 2007 at 2:18pm - FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- President Bush said Friday that U.S. military deaths have fallen to their lowest levels in 19 months and the Iraqi people are slowly "taking back their country" in the wake of the American troop buildup there.
So the need for occupying forces should be diminishing, no?

Missile strike adds to Pakistan's complications - 2 Nov 2007 at 1:15pm - ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani villagers said a missile strike hit houses near a madrasa founded by an old friend of Osama bin Laden's on Friday, killing at least five people.

Rice to be subpoenaed in spy case - 2 Nov 2007 at 3:08pm - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and senior intelligence officials will be subpoenaed to discuss their discussions with pro-Israel lobbyists, a federal judge ruled Friday in an espionage case.

Sen. Leahy to oppose Mukasey for AG - 2 Nov 2007 at 2:45pm - MONTPELIER, Vt. -- The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Friday he won't support Attorney General nominee Michael Mukasey, further undercutting his chances for a quick confirmation, because Mukasey hasn't taken a firm enough stand against torture.

Bush vetoes popular water projects bill - 2 Nov 2007 at 3:12pm - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush on Friday vetoed a popular bill that would authorize hundreds of water projects across the country, escalating a battle with congressional Democrats over domestic spending.... White House Press Secretary Dana Perino called the measure "fiscally irresponsible" and said Bush cast the fifth veto of his presidency before leaving for a trip to South Carolina.
Because the White House is all about fiscal responsibility.

Thought for the day:
One of the properties of music is to entertain and to -- I don't mean this lightly -- distract us from the things that pull us down. Music should be not only a source for political ideas, but also a source of hope. -Dave Matthews


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