Monday, August 18, 2008

In the News: Aug-18

Daschle says there are still questions on anthrax - 18 Aug 2008 at 2:21pm - WASHINGTON -- Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle - one of the targets of the 2001 anthrax attacks - said Monday that FBI evidence against Army scientist Bruce Ivins is convincing, but he is not completely persuaded that the investigation focused on the right person.

McCain: Win war in Iraq first, then bring troops home - 18 Aug 2008 at 1:06pm - John McCain told the nation's largest veterans group Monday that both he and Barack Obama want to bring U.S. troops home from ...
Nice soundbite, although a consideration is how one defines "victory". It's tough to come down against "winning", but doesn't it seem much more likely that a)the Iraq war cannot be won at all; b)victory in Iraq is achievable, but at too great a cost; or c)the Iraq war has already been won; than that any meaningful and worthwhile victory remains to be gotten from fighting in Iraq? Put another way, how much victory can the U.S. afford?

Bill Would End Ban on Photos of Returning Military Dead - August 15, 2008 9:00:12 PM - The Pentagon would be required to grant journalists access to ceremonies honoring fallen military personnel, under a bill recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. The legislation is significant because it would, for the first time since Vietnam, let photojournalists capture the powerful images of flag-draped caskets arriving on American soil during wartime.

Musharraf resigns as Pakistan president - 18 Aug 2008 at 8:36am - ISLAMABAD (AFP) - Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf resigned on Monday, bringing down the curtain on a turbulent nine years in power to avoid the first impeachment in the nuclear-armed nation's history.

Thought for the day:
All great truths begin as blasphemies. -George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)


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