Monday, April 14, 2008

In the News: Apr-14

Iraq's financial free ride may end - 14 Apr 2008 at 1:58pm - WASHINGTON -- Iraq's financial free ride may be over. After five years, Republicans and Democrats seem to have found common ground on at least one aspect of the war. From the fiercest war foes to the most steadfast Bush supporters, they are looking at Iraq's surging oil income and saying Baghdad should start picking up the tab, particularly for rebuilding hospitals, roads, power lines and the rest of the shattered country.

Iraq to seek parliamentary approval for long-term U.S. pact - 14 Apr 2008 at 12:52pm - BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq will seek parliamentary approval for a strategic agreement being negotiated with the United States even though it expects heated debate over the deal, Foreign Minister Hoshiyar Zebari said.

Administration Set to Use New Spy Program in U.S. - Saturday, April 12, 2008 - The Bush administration said yesterday that it plans to start using the nation's most advanced spy technology for domestic purposes soon, rebuffing challenges by House Democrats over the idea's legal authority.

Thought for the day:
The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you're still a rat. -Lily Tomlin (1939 - )


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