Wednesday, April 09, 2008

In the News: Apr-09

Oil hits new record on sliding US inventories - 9 Apr 2008 at 3:19pm - NEW YORK (AFP) - Oil prices soared to new record highs Wednesday on news of an unexpectedly sharp drop in US energy inventories and a further decline in the value of the dollar.

Subpoena seeks EPA-White House documents - 9 Apr 2008 at 2:51pm - WASHINGTON -- A House committee chairman issued a subpoena Wednesday seeking records of contacts between the White House and Environmental Protection Agency officials concerning California's tailpipe emissions law.

Iraq judges: U.S. must free photographer - 9 Apr 2008 at 2:52pm - An Iraqi judicial committee has dismissed terrorism-related allegations against AP photographer Bilal Hussein and ordered him freed after nearly two years in U.S. military custody.

U.S. official: Egyptian Al-Qaeda chief died - 9 Apr 2008 at 1:34pm - Abu Obeida al-Masri, an Egyptian al-Qaeda chief responsible for attacks on U.S. forces in Afghanistan and linked to international terrorist plots, is dead, a U.S. counterterrorism official said Wednesday.
A mere coincidence, surely, that this news is announced as Petraeus & Crocker are testifying before Congress on progress being made in Iraq -- even though he actually died "within the last several months"; even though it had been thought he was already dead.

Thought for the day:
If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace. -John Lennon (1940 - 1980)


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