Saturday, November 17, 2007

How Much Success Can the U.S. Afford?

Bush criticizes Democrats over Iraq war funds - 17 Nov 2007 at 6:38pm - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With Congress and the White House engaged in a long-running feud over war funds, President George W. Bush criticized Democrats on Saturday for holding up money he requested for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

According to a transcript of Bush's weekly radio address, he said, "during this time of war, our troops deserve the full support of Congress -- and that means giving our troops the funding they need to successfully carry out their mission."

Coalition 'cannot win' in Iraq or Afghanistan - 17 Nov 2007 at 8:07pm - One of Australia's top defence experts says the United States-led coalition cannot win the conflicts in either Iraq or Afghanistan.... "I think they're in the situation where the scale of resources that America has available, and the nature of the problems that it needs to deal with, simply preclude the United States achieving the kind of outcome that we all hope that we could find in Iraq - a stable government that controls the whole territory that governs more or less justly in the interests of all Iraqis, and so on."

State Dept official asks to cancel Blackwater hearing - 17 Nov 2007 at 7:35pm - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The lawyer for State Department Inspector General Howard Krongard asked on Saturday that he not be called to testify before Congress on discrepancies between his statements and those of his brother over the brother's ties to the Blackwater security firm.

Evidence of climate change 'unequivocal': UN report - 17 Nov 2007 at 6:52pm - Climate change could have far-reaching and irreversible consequences, a UN scientific panel warns in a report released Saturday.


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