Thursday, November 29, 2007

In the News: Nov-29

Musharraf says to end emergency rule - 29 Nov 2007 at 10:36am - ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf said on Thursday he would end a state of emergency next month, bowing to domestic and international pressure to restore normal government ahead of general elections in January.

Police: Seized uranium for 'dirty bomb' - 29 Nov 2007 at 10:27am - Slovak police said Thursday they have identified as uranium the 2.2 pounds of radioactive material seized from three suspects who allegedly tried to sell it for $1 million.

Sen. Leahy: Bush not involved in firings - 29 Nov 2007 at 1:20pm - WASHINGTON -- A Senate chairman acknowledged explicitly on Thursday that President Bush was not involved in the firings of U.S. attorneys last winter and therefore ruled illegal the president's executive privilege claims protecting his chief of staff, John Bolten, and former adviser Karl Rove.

General opposes removing unit - 29 Nov 2007 at 2:11pm - WASHINGTON -- A Marine company involved in the shooting of civilians in Afghanistan last March responded appropriately to an ambush against them, and should not have been pulled out of the country, the commander of Marine Corps special forces said Thursday.

Thought for the day:
If the English language made any sense, a catastrophe would be an apostrophe with fur. -Doug Larson


At 10:32 PM, Blogger Jen Clark said...

The Leahy thing is actually good news, and pretty smart on his part. If he says that Congress doesn't have evidence that the president was directing involved in the US Attorney firings then executive privilege goes flying out the window. Rove, Miers, and Bolten will either have nothing to hide behind or Bush will have to admit that he was involved in the firings.

And the proclamation by Leahy doesn't mean that Bush is off the hook either. If any of the testimony turns out to indicate the White House (which if they tell the truth, it probably will), Congress can go after Bush.

This whole thing though is a little silly. If the goal is to bring down the White House, how about they just use any piece of the mountain of evidence we have that they lied to us about the threat Iraq posed or the evidence that the Bush Administration outed a CIA agent?

But just getting to hear more about what actually has gone on in this horrible administration will make me a bit happier for now. Karl Rove under oath- now that's Must See TV.


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