Thursday, November 01, 2007

Of Course He Does

Bush backs Mukasey on waterboarding - 1 Nov 2007 at 10:30am - President Bush, seeking to salvage the nomination of Michael Mukasey as attorney general, on Thursday defended the former judge?s refusal to say whether he considers waterboarding as illegal torture.

Bush: Questions to Mukasey on torture "unfair" - 1 Nov 2007 at 11:11am - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush on Thursday defended his attorney general nominee Michael Mukasey, who has come under fire from Senate Democrats for refusing to say if he thinks waterboarding is illegal torture.
No one who thinks that question unfair should is fit for the job of attorney general (or president).

Kurdish rebels call on Ankara for peace plan - 1 Nov 2007 at 9:33am - QANDIL, Iraq (AFP) - A top Kurdish rebel based in northern Iraq called on Ankara to present a peace plan that could end his group's two-decade armed rebellion against Turkey, in an interview with AFP on Thursday.

Turkey says sanctions to hurt only PKK militants - 1 Nov 2007 at 9:27am - ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey said on Thursday planned economic sanctions against Kurdish militants in northern Iraq would be targeted at groups providing support for the rebels.

Bomb kills 2 U.S. soldiers in northern Iraq - 1 Nov 2007 at 9:25am - BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Two U.S. soldiers were killed and two wounded when a bomb exploded near their vehicle in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul on Wednesday, the U.S. military said on Thursday.

Army needs contracting personnel - 1 Nov 2007 at 6:41am - The demands of supplying soldiers in combat require an additional 1,400 military and civilian personnel with the authority to sign contracts, a new report finds.

London's Metropolitan Police convicted over de Menezes killing - 1 Nov 2007 at 10:47am - LONDON (AFP) - London's Metropolitan Police force was convicted Thursday of breaching health and safety laws after officers shot dead a Brazilian they mistook for a would-be suicide bomber in 2005.

At least 887 Iraqis killed in October - 1 Nov 2007 at 10:51am - BAGHDAD (AFP) - At least 887 Iraqis were killed in Iraq in October, ministry data showed on Thursday, slightly higher than September which saw a total of 840 people killed across the nation.

US general: Fewer roadside bombs in Iraq - 1 Nov 2007 at 12:26pm - WASHINGTON -- There has been a sharp decline in the number of the most deadly roadside bombs found in Iraq in the last three months, but it's unclear whether that's because Iranians have curtailed the flow of the weapons, the No. 2 U.S. commander in Baghdad said Thursday.

Iran-Iraq border trade heavy but no weapons found - 1 Nov 2007 at 1:42pm - BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) - Business is booming on the Iran-Iraq border. Despite a war in one country and Western sanctions against the other's nuclear program, trucks full of everything from fresh produce to furniture and clothes to consumer electronics trundle to the 1,400 km (900 mile) frontier every day.

Gulf Arabs offer to provide uranium to Iran: report - 1 Nov 2007 at 1:34pm - DUBAI (Reuters) - U.S.-allied Gulf Arab states are willing to set up a body to provide enriched uranium to Iran to defuse Tehran's stand-off with the West over its nuclear plan, Saudi Arabia's foreign minister told a magazine on Thursday.

Japan ends 'war on terror' mission - 1 Nov 2007 at 2:20pm - TOKYO (AFP) - Japan on Thursday ordered home ships engaged on a refuelling mission in the Indian Ocean, halting the close US ally's main role in the "war on terror" due to domestic opposition.

Thought for the day:
Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history. -George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)


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