Wednesday, July 02, 2008

In the News: Jul-02

U.S. military wants dialogue to solve Iran tension - 2 Jul 2008 at 1:01pm - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. military officer said on Wednesday he favored more dialogue with Tehran to avoid a confrontation as a senior Iranian leader indicated his country was open to negotiations over its nuclear program.
It's Israel that is threatening to strike Iran; how about more dialogue with Israel?

Iraq says near agreement with US on military pact - 2 Jul 2008 at 3:04pm - BAGHDAD (AFP) - Iraq said on Wednesday it was on the verge of agreeing a controversial pact with the United States to govern US troop levels and ground rules in the nation beyond 2008 when a UN mandate expires.

Mullen suggests Israeli strike would be high-risk - 2 Jul 2008 at 12:17pm - WASHINGTON -- An Israeli strike on Iranian nuclear facilities would be a high-risk move that could destabilize the Middle East, the Pentagon's top military officer said Wednesday.

Pentagon's top investigator resigning - 2 Jul 2008 at 12:03pm - WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon's inspector general is resigning after just over a year in the job to take a teaching position at George Mason University and the top investigator at the Labor Department has been picked to fill the post.

Bush may send more troops to Afghanistan - 2 Jul 2008 at 11:54am - WASHINGTON -- President Bush said Wednesday he is weighing whether to send more troops to Afghanistan. Bush said it has been a "tough month" in Afghanistan, where more U.S. and NATO troops died during the past two months than in Iraq.

White House grants Army request for more brass - 2 Jul 2008 at 11:27am - WASHINGTON -- The White House has done an about-face and given the Army permission to add five new generals who would oversee purchasing and monitor contractor performance.

Iraqi forces arrest 3 Sadrist leaders in Amarah crackdown - 2 Jul 2008 at 10:53am - Iraqi security forces arrested three locally prominent supporters of radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr on Wednesday as part ...

Iran: Attack on country would provoke fierce reaction - 2 Jul 2008 at 9:31am - With Middle East tensions building, Iran's oil minister warned Wednesday that an attack on his country would provoke an unimaginably ...

U.S. Navy won't let Iran shut Gulf, will defend ships - 2 Jul 2008 at 11:59am - ABU DHABI (Reuters) - The United States will not allow Iran to block the Gulf, which carries crude from the world's largest oil exporting region, and would defend its ships in the waterway, the U.S. Navy's Fifth Fleet said on Wednesday.

Thought for the day:
You know, the courts may not be working any more, but as long as everyone is videotaping everyone else, justice will be done. -Matt Groening (1954 - ), The Simpsons


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