In the News: Jun-24
Bush administration to leave Iraq oil deals alone - 24 Jun 2008 at 2:11pm - The Bush administration indicated Tuesday that it had no plans to interfere with negotiations between Iraq and several Western oil giants to boost crude production in that country, despite concerns by some Democrats that the deal could inflame anti-U.S. sentiments. "Iraq is a sovereign country, and it can make decisions based on how it feels that it wants to move forward in its development of its oil resources," said White House spokeswoman Dana Perino.
Rice: Sadr City attack reminder of dangers Americans face - 24 Jun 2008 at 1:12pm - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice called the deadly attack Tuesday in Sadr City, Iraq, a terrible reminder of the dangers Americans face as they work to help rebuild the country.
As if anyone were in need of such a reminder?
Taliban skim $100 million from Afghan opium trade: UN - 24 Jun 2008 at 12:46pm - A United Nations official says the Taliban skimmed more than $100 million from the Afghan opium trade in 2007, money that was probably used to buy arms and explosives.
Iraq to create new oil company - 24 Jun 2008 at 11:57am - Iraq will create a fourth state-owned oil company to develop massive reserves in the province of Maysan, the oil minister said ...
Report Sees Illegal Hiring Practices at Justice Dept. - 24 Jun 2008 at 12:25pm - Justice Department officials over the last six years illegally used "political or ideological" factors to hire new lawyers, a new report found Tuesday.
Blast kills 4 Americans, 6 Iraqis in Sadr City building - 24 Jun 2008 at 7:58am - BAGHDAD, Iraq — Two U.S. troops and two American government employees were killed today when a bomb exploded at a municipal building in Sadr City, according to the U.S. command in Baghdad.
Thought for the day:
In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. -Martin Luther King Jr. (1929 - 1968)