Monday, February 25, 2008

More Of the Same

U.S. expects 140,000 troops in Iraq after surge - 25 Feb 2008 at 2:08pm - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States expects to have 140,000 troops in Iraq in July after withdrawing five combat brigades, leaving a force larger than before it began pouring in troops last year, the Pentagon said on Monday.
If there remains a larger force than before the surge, wouldn't that mean the "surge" will still be going on?

Turkish warplanes pound Kurdish rebels in Iraq - 25 Feb 2008 at 12:58pm - AMADIYAH (AFP) - Turkish fighter jets pounded Kurdish rebel positions Monday in northern Iraq, as troops pressed on with a cross-border offensive despite Iraqi and US calls for a quick withdrawal.

US mocks Cuban political transition - 25 Feb 2008 at 11:35am - WASHINGTON -- The United States is mocking the Cuban parliament's approval of Raul Castro as the new president as more of the same.
Kinda like John McCain would be more of the same?

Bush lobbies for surveillance law - 25 Feb 2008 at 11:26am - WASHINGTON -- President Bush on Monday lobbied again for an intelligence law allowing government eavesdropping on phone calls and e-mails, as the tone of his dispute with Congress over terrorist surveillance grew increasingly bitter.

Domestic surveillance goes on despite expiration of law - February 25, 2008 07:13:00 AM - The Department of Justice and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence have indicated that new surveillance will continue under the terms of the Protect America Act even though the law has expired.

Thought for the day:
Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to reform. -Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)


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