TGIF/Weekend edition - September 28-30, 2007
Iraq still waiting for security meeting after Blackwater deaths
Child health bill faces Bush veto
Major powers delay Iran sanctions move till November
"Here's some good news, ladies and gentlemen: President Bush says he has a new
plan to stop Iran's nuclear program. This is what he's going to do, he's going
to have O.J. steal their plutonium." --David Letterman
US Defense Chief Sees Long-Term US Military Presence in Iraq Voice of America
Rice Orders Team to Iraq on Blackwater The Associated Press
Ahmadinejad bolsters Iranian ties with Bolivia and Nicaragua International Herald Tribune
Burma Military Shoots at Protesters, Cuts Off Internet Voice of America
Remember All Those "Lost" Weapons in Iraq?
As President Bush and
Democratic challenger Sen. John Kerry clashed in late 2004 over the direction of
the Iraq war, a rising Army star joined the debate. Then-Lt. Gen. David
Petraeus, head of a new command overseeing the training and equipping of
Iraq's security forces, said headway was being made.
Tens of thousands of rifles, pistols, body armor, vehicles, and radios, along with millions of ammunition rounds, had been delivered to Iraqis over a three-month period, he wrote in a commentary for The Washington Post six weeks before the presidential election.
The weapons and countless pieces of other gear, paid for with tens of millions of U.S. tax dollars, were indeed flowing — but as it turns out, not always to the right places or into the right hands.
In the rush to arm Iraqi forces against a violent insurgency, U.S. military officials did not keep good records. About 190,000 weapons weren't fully accounted for...
Republican quotes from when Clinton committed troops to Bosnia
"This Saturday, in Washington, DC, they will hold the Seventh Annual National Book Festival. First Lady Laura Bush will deliver a speech about the joys of reading. And then, President Bush will give the rebuttal." --Jay Leno
The Return of the Fallout Shelter
In an age of al-Qaida, sleeper cells and the threat of nuclear terrorism, Huntsville, AL is dusting off its Cold War manual to create the nation's most ambitious fallout-shelter plan, featuring an abandoned mine big enough for 20,000 people to take cover underground.
Romney Criticizes Democrats on Sex Ed
Jenna Bush skirts talk of Iraq military service
She had to
know The Topic was coming up.
And when it did, when Diane Sawyer asked Jenna Bush about her father's unpopular war in Iraq, the delightfully effervescent Bush twin grew suddenly glum.
President Bush lectured the government of Burma at the U.N. on Tuesday and told them to accept democratic reforms. The next day, Burma's government ordered troops to open fire on pro-democracy demonstrators. Three weeks ago President Bush pointed his finger at Barney and ordered him to stay, and the dog left with Alberto Gonzales.- Argus Hamilton
In shift, Edwards agrees to accept public funds
Squabble over Florida primary may haunt Democrats
candidate, George W. Bush once asked, "Is our children learning?"
Now he has an answer.
"Childrens do learn."
Oil Prices Return Above $83 The Associated Press
British Airways orders 24 Boeing jets, 12 A380s
Disney to End Cellphone Service
Iraqi Comedy Show
A foul-mouthed, overweight, tyrannical playboy who abuses his aides, he is generating laughs in an Iraqi television show offering a critical but humorous look at the country's woes.
Before Bush Gave His Invasion of Iraq Speech, this happens
Chaplain speaks against Guantanamo Bay Ball State Daily News, IN
Larry Craig's Living Accommodations
Mr. Craig lived aboard the Ida Ho, a houseboat, during his early years in Congress. He sold it and moved to the Virginia suburbs with his wife, Suzanne, to raise their children, but the water eventually drew him back. His current vessel is the Suz II.
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Baby girl Nadia, who weighed 7.75 kg (17.1 lbs) after birth, lies on a scale in the Siberian city of Barnaul September 26, 2007. One Siberian mother has done more than her fair share to heal Russia's dire population decline. Tatyana Barabanova shocked her husband by giving birth to a 7.75 kg (17.1 lbs) baby girl this month, her 12th child. Photo/Andrey Kasprishin