Tuesday, March 11, 2008


Bush warns that gains in Iraq fragile and reversible - 11 Mar 2008 at 2:58pm - NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Reuters) - President George W. Bush warned on Tuesday that security gains in Iraq were "fragile" and "reversible" as he appealed to skeptical Americans for patience nearly five years after the U.S.-led invasion.
Fragile and reversible, yes; but isn't that just one of the reasons the invasion wasn't advisable in the first place?

U.N. torture envoy says U.S. deny access to Iraq jails - 11 Mar 2008 at 3:09pm - GENEVA (Reuters) - The U.N. investigator on torture said on Tuesday the United States had denied his request to visit U.S.-run jails in Iraq and insisted a visit could help clear its legacy of the prison abuse scandal in Abu Ghraib.

Auditors: Iraq faces budget surplus - 11 Mar 2008 at 2:12pm - WASHINGTON -- Iraq isn't spending much of its own money, despite soaring oil revenues that are pushing the country toward a massive budget surplus, auditors told Congress on Tuesday.

Oil prices break fresh record high near 110 dollars - 11 Mar 2008 at 8:50am - LONDON (AFP) - Oil prices struck a record high of 109.72 dollars per barrel on Tuesday after the dollar hit a fresh all-time low against the euro and amid persistent energy supply concerns.

Iraqis still ask if U.S. invasion was worth it - 11 Mar 2008 at 8:59am - BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Five years after U.S. and British forces swept into Iraq and toppled Saddam Hussein, many Iraqis are asking if the violence and upheaval that turned their lives upside down was worth it.

Bomb Hits Bus in Iraq, Killing 16 - 11 Mar 2008 at 8:43am - The U.S. military said Tuesday that three American soldiers were killed the day before by a roadside bomb north of Baghdad, bringing to eight the number of troops who died that day. In southern Iraq, meanwhile, a roadside bomb hit a bus that was...

Oaths of allegiance for U.K. students? - 11 Mar 2008 at 9:23am - British students should take an oath of allegiance and participate in citizenship ceremonies as a way to boost national pride, a government-commissioned review said Tuesday.

Thought for the day:
War does not determine who is right - only who is left. -Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)


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