Thursday, April 03, 2008

In the News: Apr-03

Iraqi PM vows to launch more assaults against militiamen - 3 Apr 2008 at 3:15pm - BAGHDAD (AFP) - Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on Thursday said he planned to launch more crackdowns on militiamen as radical Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr called for a massive anti-US protest next week.

Lawmakers heavily invested in defense - 3 Apr 2008 at 2:38pm - WASHINGTON -- A new study finds that members of Congress have as much as $196 million collectively invested in companies doing business with the Defense Department, earning millions since the onset of the Iraq war.

Iraq's Sadr calls million-strong march against U.S - 3 Apr 2008 at 9:53am - BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr called on Thursday for 1 million Iraqis to march against U.S. "occupation" next week after his Mehdi Army militia battled U.S. and government troops.

Thought for the day:
He who loves the world as his body may be entrusted with the empire. -Lao-tzu (604 BC - 531 BC)


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