Wednesday, September 17, 2008

In the News: Aug-17

Leahy: Suspect had help in anthrax attacks - 17 Sep 2008 at 1:53pm - WASHINGTON -- The chairman of the of Senate Judiciary Committee does not believe that Dr. Bruce Ivins acted alone in the deadly 2001 anthrax attacks.

IRAQ: Confirmed cholera cases exceed 100 - 17 Sep 2008 at 8:58am - BAGHDAD, 17 September 2008 (IRIN) - The number of confirmed cases of cholera has risen to 107 in central and southern parts of the country, a Health Ministry spokesman said on 16 September.

U.S. army charges 3 soldiers with murder - 17 Sep 2008 at 8:58am - The U.S. Army has charged three soldiers with murder for their role in the killing of Iraqis last year.

U.S. defense chief to act on Afghan civilian deaths - 17 Sep 2008 at 8:42am - KABUL (Reuters) - Under pressure over rising civilian deaths in Afghanistan, the U.S. defense chief said on Wednesday that the U.S. military needed to do more to prevent the killing of ordinary Afghans caught up in military operations.

U.S. says "committed to respect" Pakistan sovereignty - 17 Sep 2008 at 8:23am - ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - The top U.S. military officer, Admiral Mike Mullen, reiterated on Wednesday a U.S. commitment to respect Pakistan's sovereignty after a flurry of U.S. strikes on militants in Pakistan strained relations between the allies.

Thought for the day:
Nothing is easier than self-deceit. For what each man wishes, that he also believes to be true. -Demosthenes (384 BC - 322 BC), Third Olynthiac


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