Tuesday, August 25, 2009

In the News: Aug-25

Wordle: In the News: Aug-25

Cheney criticizes "political" CIA probe plan - 25 Aug 2009 at 12:37pm - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney criticized President Barack Obama's ability to handle national security after the Justice Department appointed a special prosecutor to investigate CIA interrogation abuses.
As a good rule of thumb, probably the more vehemently Dick Cheney objects to a thing, the more beneficial & necessary the thing is. And, again, robbing the bank is illegal, no matter how successfully you robbed it, and no matter how desparately you wanted the cash.

Ottawa takes Khadr ruling fight to Supreme Court - 25 Aug 2009 at 10:50am - The federal government will go to the Supreme Court in a bid to overturn court rulings that would require Ottawa to press for the return of Canadian Omar Khadr from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, CBC News has learned.

New U.S. deaths make 2009 Afghan war's deadliest - 25 Aug 2009 at 7:55am - KABUL (Reuters) - Four U.S. servicemen were killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan on Tuesday, making 2009 the deadliest year for the growing contingent of foreign troops since the overthrow of the Taliban in 2001.

Thought for the day:
A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.e. -George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)


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