Monday edition - August 13, 2007
Monday morning surprise: Karl Rove is leaving the White House
Cheney in '94: Iraq overthrow would be 'quagmire'
Republicans' CNN/YouTube debate set for Nov. 28
Sadly, the stench will remain long after Rove leaves the White House.
Did you know that Al Gore has written more books than George Bush has read? - David Letterman
Thanks to www.johnlegry.com
Baghdad ambush kills 5 US soldiers Los Angeles Times
Missing Weapons Update
US loss of control over the flood of weapons into Iraq was highlighted again yesterday when it emerged that Italian anti-Mafia investigators had uncovered an alleged shipment of 105,000 rifles of which the American high command was unaware.
EXPLANATION FOR CHENEY’S ABOUT-FACE ON IRAQ SINCE ‘94
By Don Davis
Texas Is #1
Texas will almost certainly hit the grim total of 400 executions this month, far ahead of any other state, testament to the influence of the state's conservative evangelical Christians and its cultural mix of Old South and Wild West
Claim of Plot to Strike City Unfounded, Officials Say
Republican Tommy Thompson ends run for US president
Romney's no problem, say Rudy, McCain New York Daily News
"Congratulations to Matt Damon. His movie, 'The Bourne Ultimatum,' had the biggest movie opening ever for the month of August. It made $70 million. Today, Senator John McCain asked Matt Damon to be his running mate." --Jay Leno
Another White House Liar?
He has been
hailed as the best White House speechwriter since Theodore Sorensen, the muse
behind President Bush's most famous phrases, the moral conscience of the West
Wing. But Michael Gerson now is accused by a former colleague of taking credit
for words he did not write.
According to Matthew Scully, who worked with him for five years, Gerson is not the bard of Bushworld, but a "self-publicizing" glory hog guilty of "foolish vanity," "sheer pettiness" and "credit hounding."
French President's Wife
Mrs. Sarkozy was photographed walking with two
friends in town, after a day earlier turning down an invitation for a hot dog
and hamburger picnic with the US president and his family at the Bush retreat in
nearby Kennebunkport, Maine.
Cecilia telephoned Laura Bush about an hour before lunch to explain she had a throat ailment and that she and her children would not be able to make the gathering, touted as a rapport-building casual lunch between Nicolas Sarkozy and George W. Bush.
Rove Subpoena Update
“Earlier this month,
Karl Rove failed to comply with the Judiciary Committee's subpoena to testify
about the mass firings of United States Attorneys. Despite evidence that he
played a central role in these firings, just as he did in the Libby case
involving the outing of an undercover CIA agent and improper political briefings
at over 20 government agencies, Mr. Rove acted as if he was above the law. That
is wrong. Now that he is leaving the White House while under subpoena, I
continue to ask what Mr. Rove and others at the White House are so desperate to
hide. Mr. Rove’s apparent attempts to manipulate elections and push out
prosecutors citing bogus claims of voter fraud shows corruption of federal law
enforcement for partisan political purposes,
and the Senate Judiciary Committee will continue its investigation into this
Bush, Cheney push for technology to steer asteroids into enemy countries - Grant Gerver, www.seriouskidding.com
Oil Prices Rise on Stock Market Rebound
Tighter hiring rules decried Chicago Tribune
In Case You Don't Have Enough To Worry About
India can test nuclear weapons under the terms of an agreement on nuclear cooperation with the United States, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh told Parliament Monday, amid loud heckling by opposition lawmakers.
Guantanamo Five branded dangerous Guardian Unlimited
Released man claims US troops beat him
Protesters show up in force near Cheney home
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The German Navy's training barque 'Gorch Fock' sails between icebergs in the St. Lawrence Gulf off the coast of Canada, between Aug. 4 and Aug 6. Photo/Deutsche Marine