Thursday, October 02, 2008

In the News: Oct-02

White House Looks For New Strategy In Afghanistan - 2 Oct 2008 at 5:23pm - The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan has called for an immediate influx of 15,000 troops to help stabilize the region, but analysts say that isn't all that is needed. The White House also has been seeking advice from Afghanistan experts outside the administration.

Judge orders more searches for Abramoff visits - 2 Oct 2008 at 1:35pm - WASHINGTON -- A federal judge has rejected the Bush administration's attempt to shield records that may shed light on the White House visits of now imprisoned lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

U.S. soldier sentenced over killings of Iraqis - 2 Oct 2008 at 12:24pm - BERLIN (Reuters) - A U.S. soldier who pleaded guilty to involvement in the fatal shooting of detainees in Iraq early last year has been sentenced to eight months in jail and will be discharged from the armed forces, the army said Thursday.

Thought for the day:
In religion and politics, people's beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second hand, and without examination. -Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)


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