Monday edition - February 12, 2007
Cheney may snub outspoken Japan Defense chief: report
Novak Likely To Testify In Libby Trial
Cheney snubs Japan? Well, at least he didn't shoot them.
Barack Obama now trying to quick smoking. You see that? I guess Barack Obama
smokes a couple of packs a day. He’s trying to quit because he’s running for
president. He’s now chewing the nicotine gum. In fact, today, on the news, they
showed him chewing the gum while walking, to which President Bush said,
‘Show-off.’” - Jay Leno
Michigan man killed by US forces in Iraq Detroit Free Press, MI
Pilot says troops' helicopter use rises
Iran calls Iraq arms charges 'all lies' CNN International
Russia intensifies efforts to rebuild its military machine The Christian Science Monitor
War of Words
Prime Minister John
Howard said Obama's plan to withdraw troops by March 2008 would play into
terrorists' hands. "If I were running Al Qaeda in Iraq, I would put a circle
around March 2008 and be praying as many times as possible for a victory, not
only for Obama but also for the Democrats," Howard said.
Obama noted that Australia has only 1,400 troops in Iraq.
"If he's ginned up to fight the good fight in Iraq, I would suggest that he calls up another 20,000 Australians and sends them to Iraq. Otherwise it's just a bunch of empty rhetoric," Obama said.
Senators vote to let Bush fight his own war
Red Tractor USA
Washington DC – Congress today overwhelmingly voted to commit America’s Top Soldier to the Iraq war. By a 100 to 5 vote, the Senate overwhelmingly voted today to send George W. Bush to Iraq to let him fight his own war. As approved by the Senate, this new measure calls for sending George Bush deep into insurgent-controlled Baghdad where the most United States military casualties have occurred. The House of Representatives also is expected to approve the legislature.
Feith in the Situation Room: Three Lies - Juan Cole
...[Valerie] Plame was outed
in a July 2003 syndicated column. Three months later, [Andrea] Mitchell said in
a television interview that she had known Plame worked for the CIA before the
"It was widely known among those of us who cover the intelligence community," Mitchell said.
Mitchell has since recanted those comments and has said she can't explain them.
Though the comments seem to bolster Libby's case, it's unclear whether his attorneys will be allowed to play them for jurors. Attorneys are not normally allowed to present hearsay evidence or call witnesses simply to do so.
Everybody who wants Karl Rove's son to pick tomatoes and make beds in Vegas raise your hand. - Grant Gerver, www.seriouskidding.com
Brown on hot seat after quoting 'F' word at school appearance MetroWest Daily News, MA
the most amazing thing I've learned from the whole Anna Nichole thing is that
Zsa Zsa Gabor is still alive. -
"Presidential candidate Barack Obama says he's going to quit smoking. Which is good news for Hillary Clinton. Now that he's breathing down her neck, she won't have to worry about second-hand smoke." --Jay Leno
PVC Tube Bombs
Senior U.S. military officials in Iraq yesterday sought to link Iran to deadly armor-piercing explosives and other weapons that they said are being used to kill U.S. and Iraqi troops with increasing regularity...The one such device shown at the briefing was a cylinder of PVC pipe about 8 inches long and about 6 inches in diameter. The officials said the devices are deadly because the explosion sends a slug of malleable metal, often copper, at velocities high enough to penetrate the armor of tanks and humvees. Their components require precision machining that Iraq has shown no evidence of being able to perform, the officials said.
PVC tubes, aluminum tubes, internet tubes. What is it with Republicans and tubes? Is it a penis thing?- Wonkette blogger
"The Internet is not something you just dump something on. It's not a truck. It's a series of tubes." - Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska
Oil prices fall on Saudi minister's comments Irish Times, Ireland
Guantanamo guard rekindles friendship with former captive Belfast Telegraph, UK
Gates: Guantánamo scandals hurt US image Miami Herald, FL
Cheney will be vulnerable if he testifies for Libby International Herald Tribune, France
"The gun just went off," said Dick Cheney while visiting Scooter Libby's bedside....
I might be the father of Anna Nicole's baby. - Grant Gerver, www.seriouskidding.com
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Florida eatery holds benefit for Nowak
Village's snowfall could be NY record Seattle Times
A typical scene at a local watering hole in Rio Seco, Costa Rica. The beer sign fell down last month due to the high winds and is now being used as a horse tether. Photo/Lisa Casey/AHNC