Tuesday edition - October 9, 2007
British pullout in Iraq leaves Basra in chaos
Iraq demands Blackwater pays £4m to each victim's family
Top court won't hear appeal in CIA torture case
Impeach? Hell, no, Impale!
"The Iraqi government has ordered $100 million worth of weapons made in China. An Iraqi official said, 'We're hoping China makes weapons that are half as deadly as their toys.'" --Conan O'Brien
Turkey prepares for raids into Iraq Aljazeera.net, Qatar
Soldier’s kin await 2nd autopsy results Boston Herald
Anti-Iraq war marchers 'defiant' BBC News, UK
"The FBI is concerned that the mafia may go into business with al Qaeda. That's scary, isn't it? Wake up and find a goat head in your bed, that would be awful. In fact, they made al Qaeda an offer they couldn't refuse -- 72 hookers in this life." --Jay Leno
Freedom of Press, Military Style
military returned a videotape and digital camera memory card Monday that
American soldiers had seized last week from an AP Television News cameraman.
The tape and card were taken without explanation from Ayad M. Abd Ali at the scene of an insurgent attack against the Polish ambassador in Baghdad...He says he was never told why he was handcuffed, blindfolded and put in a Humvee, or why the tape and film were taken. Subsequent contact with the U.S. military also has failed to produce a clear explanation for the military's actions...Other news organizations shot video and still photographs of the scene and had no apparent difficulty.
"This week, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg was a victim of identity theft. Someone stole Mayor Bloomberg's identity. By the time police arrested the thief, he had already passed three ordinances and dedicated a museum." --Conan O'Brien
Jeb Bush Update
agency says there is "substantial likelihood" the Army Corps of Engineers acted
improperly in handling a politically connected Florida company's $27 million
flood-pump contract after Hurricane Katrina...MWI is owned by J. David Eller and
his sons. Eller was
once a business
partner of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush in a venture called Bush-El that
marketed MWI pumps.
Thompson spars with an amateur Giuliani stand-in Baltimore Sun
Rudy Giuliani returning to Alabama Friday al.com, AL
The Man Who Outed Valerie Plame Update
Appearing at the Society
of Professional Journalists convention in Washington, DC. this weekend, Robert
Novak said that former Ambassador Joseph Wilson knew that Novak was going to out
his CIA agent wife Valerie Plame in a column and "was not terribly exercised by
it." ... "I hope Novak is going to confession because otherwise he's going
straight to Hell.
Because he's a chronic liar."
"While out on the campaign trail, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says that Republicans have to start acting like Republicans. I don't know, last week they avoided a debate with black people. You can't get more Republican than that." --Jay Leno
Atlantic City ready to write off mayor Philadelphia Inquirer, PA
Clinton seeks to re-evaluate NAFTA ABC News
Obama Proposes Deep Greenhouse Gas Cuts
How Not To Attract Minority Voters
hopeful Fred Thompson tapped former Republican Sen. George Allen on Monday to
serve as a campaign co-chairman.
Allen, who derailed his once-promising political career after making ``macaca" a household word, has been raising his public profile of late by campaigning for Virginia Republicans. His Web site, www.georgeallen.com, touts his travels around Virginia, mostly in Republican-friendly territory.
Euro zone puts China top of currency offenders list
Chinese bank to buy stake in US bank
Costa Rica to Join Free Trade Agreement The Associated Press
The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming!
Mikhail Gorbachev drew loud cheers in New Orleans Friday when he promised to
lead a local revolution if the Army Corps of Engineers doesn't keep its promise
to improve levees by 2011.
"We will be coming back," the Soviet Union's last leader said, through an interpreter, during a ceremony in the Lower Garden District. "If this pledge is not fulfilled, we will start a new revolution in New Orleans."
Isle lawyer to speak on Guantanamo Maui News, HI
A Cheney and Allen for Thompson New York Times
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A lavatory-shaped home is seen in this computer graphic image released in Seoul October 9, 2007. South Korean sanitation activists will mark the November start of a global toilet association by lifting the lid on a lavatory-shaped home south of Seoul that offers plenty of water closet space. Photo/Office Of Koki-woong