Wednesday edition - January 31, 2007

 

 

 

Scientists say Bush stifled data on climate
Cleveland Plain Dealer - 1-31-07
Washington- Democrats who control Congress turned up the heat on President Bush's global warming policy Tuesday at an oversight hearing where witnesses claimed White House political operatives stifled government scientific findings on climate change ...

 

Germany seeks 13 over CIA 'kidnap'
CNN International - 1-31-07
MUNICH, Germany (CNN) -- Arrest warrants have been issued for 13 suspected CIA agents in connection with the alleged kidnapping of a German citizen of Lebanese descent in Afghanistan.

Iraq study group: US botched training of police
USA Today -1-31-07

WASHINGTON (AP) — Training the police is as important to stabilizing Iraq as standing up an army there, but the United States has botched the job by ...


 

Geez, I'm REALLY looking forward to any successes by this administration.

 


 

“Iran is getting involved in Iraq. Officials in Iran say they’re planning to open a branch of the Iranian national bank in Baghdad. That’s right. Anyone who opens a new account at the Baghdad branch will receive 72 virgins and a toaster.” - Conan O’Brien

 




The-World-Is-A-Safer-Place-Without-Saddam News
 

 


CIA versus Bush?

 

Testifying against a source she once went to jail to protect, former New York Times reporter Judith Miller said Tuesday that she had three discussions with Lewis "Scooter" Libby in which he told her that the wife of a Bush administration critic worked for the CIA...Miller said he [Libby] seemed concerned that the CIA was engaged in "a perverted war of leaks" to distance itself from Iraqi intelligence claims. She also recalled that Libby told her Wilson's wife worked for the "bureau" -- a reference she said she found puzzling because the term commonly refers to the FBI, not the CIA.

 


 

 


SHOCKER IN LIBBY TRIAL: SCOOTER HAD VALERIE PLAME SCREENSAVER

By Don Davis

 


Disturbing News

 


 

A bin Laden Killed

 

A brother-in-law of Osama bin Laden, who is wanted in the Philippines for alleged terror financing, was killed in Madagascar in what appeared to be a burglary, the victim's brother said Wednesday.

 


 

 


Republican Shenanigans

 


 

Political Moves

 

John Yoo, who as a Justice Department lawyer helped write the 2002 resolution authorizing the Iraq invasion, called that document a political one designed only to bring Democrats on board and spread accountability for the conflict.

 


 

 

 


Rock-The-Voter News


 

"The knock against Hillary Clinton running is that she's smart, but not electable. As experts call it -- 'a Democrat.'" --Jay Leno

 


 


 


 


 

Biz-Tech News


 

"A wag of the finger to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. In a recent USA Today article, Ginsberg said of retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, 'I didn't realize how much I would miss her until she was gone.' Oh, brother. This is what happens when we appoint women Justices. Ruth, I'm sure you and Sandra enjoyed discussing tort reform while braiding each other's hair, or laughing about existence of valid precedents in Roper v. Simmons while having a pillow fight, but, I'm sorry, the Supreme Court is not a sorority house." --Stephen Colbert

 


 

 

 


Bush-Prison-Torture News

 


 

President Bush's job-approval ratings hit new lows Monday in a poll released that morning by Newsweek magazine and CBS News. However, it's not all bad news for the administration. If President Bush gets any lower, he is going to strike oil. - Argus Hamilton

 


 

 

 


Go-F***-Yourself News


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In this photo provided by the San Diego Zoo, the 17-month-old giant panda, Su Lin, is seen Monday morning, Jan. 29, 2007, in a tree after keepers separated her from her mother, Bai Yun, for the first time, in San Diego. Over the next few days, the bears will spend the mornings separated from one another, coming back together in the afternoon. Giant pandas are critically endangered with only 1,600 left in the world, according to the San Diego Zoo. (Photo/San Diego Zoo, Ken Bohn)

 

 

 

Peace.