Monday, March 24, 2008

In the News: Mar-24

Telecom lobbyists tied to McCain - 24 Mar 2008 at 1:48pm - Dozens of lobbyists have ties to Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign particularly from one industry he helps oversee.

US Air pilot's gun discharges during flight - 24 Mar 2008 at 1:38pm - A gun carried by a US Airways pilot accidentally discharged during a flight from Denver to Charlotte on Saturday, according to airline and federal officials.

Bush committed to Iraq success - 24 Mar 2008 at 10:11am - WASHINGTON -- The White House said Monday it was "a sober moment" as the U.S. death toll in Iraq climbed to 4,000. President Bush received a lengthy update on the war and aides said he was likely to embrace recommendations for a pause in troop withdrawals beyond those already scheduled.
Just wondering: how do you "pause" something that hasn't yet been scheduled?

U.S. toll in Iraq hits 4,000 as four soldiers killed - 24 Mar 2008 at 9:38am - BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The death toll of U.S. soldiers in Iraq reached 4,000 on Monday, days after the fifth anniversary of a war that President George W. Bush says the United States is on track to win.
How is he measuring this on-trackness? And have we had a recent update regarding the definition of "victory"?

Thought for the day:
A diplomat must always think twice before he says nothing. -Irish Proverb


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