Monday, March 17, 2008

In the News: Mar-17

Red Cross, Amnesty paint grim picture of post-invasion Iraq - 17 Mar 2008 at 6:36am - GENEVA (AFP) - Five years after the US-led invasion, Iraq faces a major humanitarian crisis, with law and order and economic recovery a distant prospect, international aid and human rights groups said Monday.

Iraq invasion was "successful endeavor": Cheney - 17 Mar 2008 at 12:15pm - BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney on Monday declared the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq a "successful endeavor" in a visit to Iraq that was overshadowed by a suicide bombing that killed at least 25 people.
Funny guy.

FBI watchlist data unreliable - 17 Mar 2008 at 11:36am - WASHINGTON -- A new Justice Department audit shows that for nearly three years the FBI gave outdated, incomplete and error-riddled data about terror suspects to be added to the government's watchlist.

McCain, Cheney: US in Iraq Long-Term - 17 Mar 2008 at 10:44am - BAGHDAD (AP) -- Vice President Dick Cheney and Sen. John McCain vowed in meetings with Iraq's prime minister Monday that the U.S. would maintain a long-term military presence in Iraq until al-Qaida is defeated there.
Can al Qaida ever be defeated in Iraq, by the U.S., or by anyone?

An overview of the NSA's domestic spying program - March 16, 2008 08:50:00 PM - A recent report gives a great overview of the NSA's domestic spying program. Much of the info in the article has been known for a while, but the few new details are worth looking at in order to appreciate the scope and nature of the NSA's spying program.

Thought for the day:
When you go into court you are putting your fate into the hands of twelve people who weren't smart enough to get out of jury duty. -Norm Crosby


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