Tuesday, January 15, 2008

In the News: Jan-15

GAO questions report on Iraq - 15 Jan 2008 at 3:39pm - WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration, in its last so-called Iraq "benchmark" report, used questionable financial data to assert that the Baghdad government was making progress in managing its budget, a new study says.

Military: Deaths possibly friendly fire - 15 Jan 2008 at 2:01pm - WASHINGTON -- Three Army soldiers who were gunned down during an intensive, three-hour firefight in the Salad ad Din province north of Baghdad last week, may have died from friendly fire, military officials said Tuesday.

Oversight for Iraq war contracts shifts - 15 Jan 2008 at 1:21pm - WASHINGTON -- Oversight for nearly $4 billion in Iraq war contracts has been shifted from a troubled procurement office in Kuwait to an Army organization in Illinois as part of an ongoing effort to curb waste, fraud and abuse in military purchasing.

Transit Panel Urges Gas Tax Increase - 15 Jan 2008 at 10:08am - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal gasoline taxes should be raised up to 40 cents per gallon over five years, a special commission urged Tuesday in calling for drastic changes to fix aging bridges and roads and reduce traffic deaths.

Thought for the day:
Faith in the ability of a leader is of slight service unless it be united with faith in his justice. -George Goethals (1858 - 1928)


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