Monday edition - September 10, 2007
Bush security adviser calls Osama bin Laden 'impotent'
Talking tough, a top White House official yesterday belittled Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden as "virtually..
Poll: Iraqis Say US Troops
Yesterday's Insurgents Are Today's Allies in Iraq
Bush says "We're kicking ass" in Iraq. That's awfully strange coming from a man who's lost his. - Grant Gerver, www.seriouskidding.com
Iraq PM says his government averted civil war Reuters Canada
Iraq seeks help from neighbours Gulf Daily News, Bahrain
Hawaii wounded troops lift President Bush Honolulu Advertiser, HI
Bush Braces for Policy Fight Over Iraq
Sharif Deported From Pakistan ABC News
Halliburton relocates additional key execs to Dubai Business Intelligence Middle East, United Arab Emirates
Petraeus To Warn Against Iraq Changes CBS News, NY
The Pentagon is preparing to build a military base near the Iraq-Iran border to try to curtail the flow of advanced Iranian weaponry to Shiite militants across Iraq, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday in its online edition.
Donald Rumsfeld said he couldn't recall the
last time he and the president spoke.
Do you miss him? "Um, no," Rumsfeld said.
"But did you hear about this? Senator Craig from Idaho plans to fight a disorderly conduct charge. He wants to change his plea to 'not creepy.'"-David Letterman
The Gift That Keeps Giving - Senator Larry Craig
Sen. Larry Craig should be allowed to
withdraw his guilty plea in a sex sting because
under extreme stress after being hounded by journalists asking questions about
his sexuality, his lawyer argues.
Craig, an Idaho Republican, pleaded guilty in August to disorderly conduct following a sting operation in a men's bathroom at the Minneapolis airport. His lawyer, William Martin, said he will file court documents Monday trying to undo that decision so Craig can fight the charge.
"Anybody see the Republican debate? You know a debate is dull when the most
exciting guy there is Brit Hume. Side effects of the Republican debate include
dizziness, nausea and sexual dysfunction." --David Letterman
McCain says US strategy in Iraq needs more time San Diego Union Tribune
Rove Replacement Seen as Highly Partisan Go-Getter Washington Post
Leading conservative derides Schwarzenegger views San Jose Mercury News
Laura Bush's surgeon says George is a pain in the neck
The Spoof (satire), UK
President Bush has embarrassed himself and the nation in Australia. I don’t know if you saw this, but he was at the APEC Convention – that’s Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation. He said it was OPEC. Then he referred to the Australians as the “Austrians.” And then he almost walked off the edge of the stage and killed himself. He was going to step on a rake and have it hit in the head, but he’s saving that for the French, he said.- Bill Maher
Oprah Winfrey raises $3 million for Barack Obama
"I heard something interesting today. After he leaves office, George W. Bush is going to start a think tank. That's right, it's like Michael Vick opening an animal shelter. Yeah, the George Bush think tank: it only has a shallow end." --David Letterman
Oil Falls on Profit Taking The Associated Press
"In Idaho, restroom enthusiast Senator Larry Craig, he said he will resign. ... He said he enjoyed being in Washington and he'll miss his colleagues on both sides of the stall." --Jay Leno
Gitmo Panels Struggle to Assess Facts The Associated Press
Doctors Decry Guantanamo Treatment
Alleged '20th Hijacker' Claims Torture The Associated Press
“Scientists in Russia have announced they will send a man to the moon by the year 2025. And a defiant President Bush said today, ‘Not if we get there first!’” - Jay Leno
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McCann family rejects police evidence
Fossett sought via Google Earth BBC News
Coney Island’s Astroland Closes, Maybe for Good New York Times
The mummy named "La Doncella" (The Maiden) is displayed at Salta's High Mountain Archaeological Museum (MAAM) in the northern province of Salta September 5, 2007. The mummy, which was found frozen at the peak of Mount Llullaillaco in the northwestern Argentine Andes at 6,700 meters (21,981 feet) above sea level on March 1999, is being exhibited for the first time since its discovery. Photo/Courtesy El Tribuno-Walter Echazu