Friday, February 08, 2008

They Need a Report to Tell Them This?

U.S. should not provoke Iraq militia: report - 8 Feb 2008 at 9:27am - BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The U.S. military should not provoke the Mehdi Army militia of anti-U.S. Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr into a return to the widespread violence that took Iraq to the brink of civil war, a report said on Friday.

Waxman subpoenas EPA on Calif waiver - 8 Feb 2008 at 2:40pm - WASHINGTON -- A House committee chairman subpoenaed the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday seeking documents reviewed by the agency's administrator before he blocked a California tailpipe emissions law.

Gates cites European anger over Iraq - 8 Feb 2008 at 12:56pm - MUNICH, Germany -- Lingering anger in Europe over the U.S. invasion of Iraq explains why some allies are reluctant to heed U.S. calls for more combat troops in Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Friday. It was his first public acknowledgment of such a link to the Iraq war.

Court KOs administration's relaxed emissions policy - 8 Feb 2008 at 10:52am - A federal appeals court struck down a Bush administration policy exempting power plants from certain environmental regulations. The court said the policy was unlawful.

Tories seek to extend Afghan mission to 2011 in confidence motion - 8 Feb 2008 at 10:42am - The Conservative government confirmed Friday it will introduce a confidence motion to extend Canada's combat role in Afghanistan past February 2009, a move that could trigger a federal election.

Putin lashes out at West's "new arms race" - 8 Feb 2008 at 10:36am - MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Friday a new global arms race was starting and Russia was "forced to retaliate" with new, high-tech weapons.

U.S. military loses records for bin Laden's driver - 7 Feb 2008 at 10:04pm - GANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE, Cuba (Reuters) - The U.S. military has lost a year's worth of records describing the Guantanamo confinement of Osama bin Laden's driver, a prosecutor said at the Yemeni captive's war court hearing on Thursday.

Thought for the day:
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons. -R. Buckminster Fuller (1895 - 1983)


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