Friday, January 25, 2008

The Good News Is...

Bush speech to have few new ideas - 25 Jan 2008 at 3:08pm - WASHINGTON -- In a bow to political reality, President Bush's final State of the Union speech will skip bold proposals in favor of ones the country has heard before, a modest approach for a White House that prides itself on big ideas.
The fewer ideas, the better, from this White House.

AG nixes special prosecutor in CIA case - 25 Jan 2008 at 12:04pm - WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Michael Mukasey said Friday he doesn't plan for a special prosecutor to investigate whether the CIA broke the law when it destroyed videotapes of terror interrogations, defying some in Congress who want an independent look at the politically charged case.

Iraq ready for "final" battle with al Qaeda: PM - 25 Jan 2008 at 8:10am - BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi security forces have begun a "decisive" final offensive against al Qaeda in Iraq to push the Sunni Islamist militants out of their last major stronghold in the north, Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said on Friday.
Three days after the U.S. said Al-Qaida can never completely be ousted from Iraq.

Thought for the day:
You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war. -Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955), (attributed)


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