Monday edition - June 18, 2007

 

 

 

Iraq now ranked second among world's failed states
Reuters AlertNet, UK - 6-18-07
The 2007 Failed States Index, produced by Foreign Policy magazine and the Fund for Peace, said Iraq suffered a third straight year of deterioration in 2006 ...

 

Italian Judge Slows CIA Abduction Trial to Await Court Ruling
Bloomberg - 6-18-07
An Italian judge today delayed the kidnapping trial of 33 suspected US and Italian intelligence agents to await a ruling on whether some of the prosecution's evidence is based on classified ...

US: 60 pct. of Baghdad not controlled
Times Picayune, LA - Jun 16, 2007

BAGHDAD (AP) — Security forces in Baghdad have full control in only 40 percent of the city five months into the pacification campaign, ..


 

Everything Bush touches turns to fool's gold.

 


 

George W. Bush: "The Paris Hilton of Presidents" - Grant Gerver, www.seriouskidding.com

 


 

www.buckfush.com

 


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


 


Here's a puzzle you'll not soon solve: what can't you blame on Bush?  - Grant Gerver, www.seriouskidding.com


 

Disturbing News


 

 


 

"Wait, can I just ask a question? How did those [Albanian] people get so close to the president? They're hugging him, they're playing with his hair. We're not even allowed to ask the guy questions" --Jon Stewart

 


 

Bush being greeted by Albanians.

 

 


Republican Shenanigans


 

The richest candidate appears to be Republican Mitt Romney from Massachusetts. He’s worth over $300 million. He’s so rich, even his butler is a Republican. - Jay Leno

 


Rock-The-Voter News


 

"The country of Iran announced this week they're going to publish the writings and speeches of the Iranian president ... which, of course, answers the question 'What's the worst Hanukkah gift you could give someone?" --Jay Leno

 


 


 


 


 

Biz-Tech News

 


 

"Last week when President Bush was in Albania, they named a street after him. During the street naming ceremony, Bush told the Albanians, 'I am honored to be standing here on Lame Duck Boulevard'" --Conan O'Brien

 


 

 


Bush-Prison-Torture News
 


 

"We violated the tenets of the Geneva Convention. We violated our own principles and we violated the core of our military values. The stress of combat is not an excuse, and I believe, even today, that those civilian and military leaders responsible should be held accountable." - Maj. Gen. Antonio M. Taguba, the Army two-star general who led the first investigation into detainee abuse at the Abu Ghraib prison

 


 

 


Go-F***-Yourself News


 

"Vice President Dick Cheney is going into surgery. He's having a new pacemaker installed. ... Doctors are confident that Cheney will be up and sneering in no time." --David Letterman


 


 

 


Odd News


The life-size silicone and fibreglass artwork "The Embrace" (2005) by artist Patricia Piccinini, is displayed at 'Art 38' in Basel, June 12, 2007. The international art exhibition is running from June 13-17. Photo/Siggi Bucher

 

 

Peace.