Thursday, November 29, 2007

No Strings

Bush: Pass war bill before holidays - 29 Nov 2007 at 8:49pm - President Bush pressed Democrats to approve money to fund the Iraq war "without strings and without delay" before leaving town for the Christmas holidays.
Why shouldn't Congress press Bush to order U.S. troops out of Iraq "without strings and without delay" before leaving town for the Christmas holidays?

Australian troops to leave Iraq by mid-2008: Rudd - 29 Nov 2007 at 10:03pm - SYDNEY (AFP) - Australia's prime minister-elect Kevin Rudd on Friday said that Australia's 550 combat troops in Iraq would be withdrawn by the middle of next year.

Iraqi contractors frozen out of U.S. - 29 Nov 2007 at 9:57pm - WASHINGTON -- Thousands of Iraqis whose support for the U.S. war effort in Iraq has put them and their families in grave danger at home are being excluded from a new fast-track system aimed at speeding up refugee resettlement in the United States for American allies, officials said Thursday.

Marines to cut armored vehicle orders - 29 Nov 2007 at 9:50pm - WASHINGTON -- The Marines plan to buy fewer bomb-resistant vehicles than planned despite pressure from lawmakers who are determined to spend billions of dollars on the vehicles.


At 10:26 PM, Blogger Jen Clark said...

Don't know if you guys have heard this or not, but the military is also cutting corners by asking wounded marines and soldiers to return portions of their signing bonuses if their injuries are keeping them from finishing their tour fighting in Iraq.



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