Monday, November 19, 2007

In the News: Nov-19

Bush homeland security adviser resigns - 19 Nov 2007 at 8:37am - WASHINGTON -- Fran Townsend, President Bush's top White House-based adviser on terrorism and homeland security, has resigned, it was announced Monday.

Poll: 79% of Cubans think Castro gov't can't fix problems - 19 Nov 2007 at 7:51am - The first authoritative poll of the aspirations and attitudes of Cuba's people reveals an overwhelming desire to elect the successors ...

U.S. Hopes to Use Pakistani Tribes Against Al Qaeda - 19 Nov 2007 at 8:34am - The new proposal is modeled in part on a similar effort by American forces in Iraq?s Anbar Province that has been hailed as a success in fighting foreign insurgents.

U.S. Says Attacks in Iraq Fell to the Level of Feb. 2006 - 19 Nov 2007 at 3:42am - New U.S. military data showed that attacks had declined to the lowest level since January 2006. It is the third week in a row that attacks have been at this reduced level.

Pakistan court bulldozes through rulings for Musharraf - 19 Nov 2007 at 7:29am - ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's Supreme Court, packed with government-friendly judges since the imposition of emergency rule, dismissed on Monday the main challenges to President Pervez Musharraf's re-election last month.

Ambulance carrying heart-attack patient delayed at U.S. border - 19 Nov 2007 at 12:31pm - Federal and provincial officials are calling for a review of border procedures after an ambulance rushing an Ontario heart attack patient to a U.S. hospital was held up at the border.

Iraqi forces arrest foreign security guards - 19 Nov 2007 at 2:41pm - Iraqi security forces arrested a number of foreign security guards after a shooting incident in central Baghdad, the capital's security spokesman said.

Thought for the day:
Clearly, a civilization that feels guilty for everything it is and does will lack the energy and conviction to defend itself. -Jean Francois Revel


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