Tuesday, November 27, 2007

In the News: Nov-27

Iraq: U.S. troops fire on bus carrying bank workers - 27 Nov 2007 at 5:19am - American troops fired on a minibus carrying bank employees to work Tuesday, killing as many as four passengers, Iraqi officials said. The U.S. military said two people were killed after the driver disregarded a warning shot and drove into an area limited to cars. The shooting took place in northern Baghdad's Shaab neighborhood, known as a Shiite militia stronghold, as the driver was collecting employees to go to work at Rasheed bank, police said.

Republicans threaten to cut aid to Iraq - 27 Nov 2007 at 11:04am - WASHINGTON -- Two Republican senators said that unless Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki makes more political progress by January, the U.S. should consider pulling political or financial support for his government. "If we don't see positive results by the end of the year I think you'll probably see a strong message coming out of Congress calling for a change in administration," [Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga.] said in a conference call with reporters.
But no strong message calling for a reduction in U.S. troop commitment?

Top State Dept lawyer seeks U.S. clarity on torture - 27 Nov 2007 at 2:32pm - GENEVA (Reuters) - The United States, accused of using torture on terrorism suspects, should make clearer what it permits during interrogation and what it does not, the State Department's top lawyer said on Tuesday.

Thought for the day:
Nobody can be exactly like me. Sometimes even I have trouble doing it. -Tallulah Bankhead (1903 - 1968)


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