Tuesday, November 06, 2007

In the News - Nov-06

AP: Deadliest year for U.S. in Iraq - 6 Nov 2007 at 8:25am - Five more U.S. troops were killed in Iraq, the military said Tuesday — making 2007 the deadliest year for American forces in Iraq, according to an Associated Press count.

U.S. military in Iraq says to release 9 Iranians - 6 Nov 2007 at 8:50am - BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The U.S. military said on Tuesday it would soon release nine Iranians being held in Iraq, just days after U.S. officials noted several positive developments in Iran's role in Iraq.

Senate panel moves Mukasey nomination forward - 6 Nov 2007 at 11:25am - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A divided Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday approved Michael Mukasey as U.S. attorney general despite concerns about the retired judge's refusal to denounce simulated drowning as unlawful torture.

$460B military bill omits war funds - 6 Nov 2007 at 11:48am - WASHINGTON -- House and Senate negotiators agreed Tuesday on a $460 billion Pentagon bill that bankrolls pricey weapons systems and bomb-resistant vehicles for troops, but has little for Iraq and Afghanistan.

20 held in Europe terror sweep - 6 Nov 2007 at 11:46am - A Europe-wide sweep disrupted an Islamic cell that was recruiting potential suicide bombers for attacks in Iraq and Afghanistan, Italian police said Tuesday, announcing the arrests of 20 terror suspects.

Judges won't stop military commission - 6 Nov 2007 at 1:31pm - WASHINGTON -- A federal appeals court on Tuesday refused to block military commission proceedings against a Canadian detainee held at Guantanamo Bay.

Thought for the day:
If you don't know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else. -Laurence J. Peter (1919 - 1988)


At 6:41 PM, Blogger J. said...

You might be interested in the Wounded Warriors Project. It's a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness for U.S. troops severely wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan. It really puts a face on the cost of this conflict. Here's a link:




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