Wednesday, May 07, 2008

In the News: May-07

Senate Democrats seek to tax oil companies - 7 May 2008 at 2:59pm - WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats called Wednesday for a limited windfall profits tax on the largest oil companies and a rollback of $17 billion in oil industry tax breaks as part of an energy package that also would impose federal penalties on energy price gouging.

Ricardo Sanchez: 'Wiser' in Hindsight on Iraq, Politics - 7 May 2008 at 3:09pm - Retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez commanded ground troops in Iraq from 2003 to 2004; it was on his watch that the Abu Ghraib prison scandal took place. Subsequently, Sanchez has vocally criticized the conduct of the Iraq war — especially the Bush administration's "catastrophically flawed, unrealistically optimistic war plan." His new book is Wiser in Battle: A Soldier's Story.

Iraq urges Iran, U.S. to hold talks - 7 May 2008 at 8:36am - BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshiyar Zebari urged Iran and the United States on Wednesday to stop trading accusations and sit down for a fourth round of talks to seek solutions to Iraq's security woes.
Take note, Dr. Mushroomcloud, of how a diplomat operates.

Thought for the day:
I would not attack the faith of a heathen without being sure I had a better one to put in its place. -Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811 - 1896)


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