Wednesday edition - December 6, 2006
Study Group says administration's policy has led to chaos in Iraq
Honest Gates stings Bush
Bush Denies Reaching Out to Dad
It's unusual to see Bush reprimanded so publicly. I wonder if Bush bothered to watch the press conference with the Iraq Study Group? I hope he was served pretzels with his bourbon and branch water at the Oval Office Unhappy Hour.
"Earlier today, President Bush met with the head of one of Iraq's Shiite political parties. However, there was an awkward moment when Bush asked him, 'Are you the Shiite head?'" --Conan O'Brien
US Military Deaths in Iraq Hit 2,906 Forbes, NY
32 More Dead In Iraq Attacks
Military experts question Iraq pullback proposal Reuters AlertNet, UK
Bush nominee warns of ‘conflagration’ in Iraq Business Day, South Africa
US troops 'out of Iraq by 2008' Guardian Unlimited, UK
Bitch Backhanded Slap?
David Sanger, NYTimes:You picked very carefully the
goals that - of the president that you choose to embrace. It's actually one of
his later iterations of this: an Iraq that can defend itself, and sustain
itself, and govern itself. There's no place I saw in the executive summary where
you refer to his older goals, which was a democratic Iraq, or an Iraq that could
spread democracy throughout the region. Are you essentially telling the
president in this case that he should abandon that as a either medium-term or
James Baker: This was the latest elaboration of the goal, and that's the one we're working with.
The Daily Show on Troop Levels and Glenn Beck
Anybody But Rumsfeld?
Services Committee's ranking member, Carl Levin, D-Mich., who voted against
Gates' nomination in 1991 to be director of the CIA, said he wanted to give
Gates a ''fresh look; a lot of time has passed.'' Well, highly damaging evidence
has come to light since 1991, implicating Gates in some of the most serious
national-security scandals of the 1980s. Veteran investigative reporter Robert
Parry, for one, has been providing chapter and verse on Consortiumnews.com.
For example, in January 1995, Howard Teicher, who served on President Reagan's National Security Council staff, submitted a sworn affidavit detailing the activities of Gates and his then-boss, CIA Director William Casey, in secretly providing arms to Iraq. This violated the Arms Export Control Act in two ways: ignoring the requirement to notify Congress; and providing arms to a state designated as a sponsor of terrorism.
FYI: Robert Gates was not sworn in yesterday
Deadly Polonium Detected at British Stadium MOSNEWS, Russia
Milwaukee warehouse explosion injures 25 WBIR-TV, TN
Wealth distribution disparity growing Chicago Sun-Times
Fewer Freedoms to Fight For
The Bush administration's new privacy guidelines fail to protect the rights of Americans, and the board created to guarantee those rights lacks the independence to do the job, civil libertarians told the White House privacy board yesterday at its first public forum.
Tony Snow: President Disagrees With Gates, Says We Are 'Winning' ... Editor & Publisher
House GOP to vote on 'fetal pain' bill Houston Chronicle,
House Postpones Offshore Drilling Bill
On MSNBC, Prager continued to baselessly attack Muslim Rep.-elect Media Matters for America, DC
“And here’s a really frightening story. This is like some 007 thing. You been following this story about this Russian spy they believe was poisoned? Wasn’t that scary? Doctors believe he was either deliberately killed by exposure to a deadly radioactive material or he recently visited New Jersey. They’re not sure.”- Jay Leno
Still Kicking Around Katrina Victims
administration is challenging a court order requiring it to make housing
payments to thousands of families whose homes were damaged by Hurricane Katrina.
U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon said last week that confusing, often contradictory letters to hurricane victims from the Federal Emergency Management Agency didn't explain why housing funding was cut. He said that violated the Constitution, and he ordered the agency to restart the program immediately.
Sen. Clinton talks with 2 key states Detroit Free Press
Deportation order lifted for senator's wife Macon Telegraph, GA
Will Marry Cheney Give Birth Out of Wedlock? Or Will There Be a Shotgun Wedding?
Mary Cheney, the openly gay daughter of Vice President Dick Cheney and wife Lynne, is pregnant, according to a published report.
Gulf War I
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Bush comes to Putin's defense: "Vladimir wouldn't poison anyone unless they're a threat to national security." - www.seriouskidding.com
Iran is still owed hundreds of millions of dollars for oil it supplied to Israel in the years before the Islamic Revolution in 1979 and the two countries, now sworn enemies, are holding contacts meant to settle the debt, according to the report in the daily Haaretz citing anonymous Israeli and Swiss officials involved in the negotiations.
Oil Prices Little Changed Baltimore Sun
Newton-John Sues Over `Grease' Album Chicago Tribune
Big shakeup at Yahoo San Jose Mercury News
What a Difference a President Makes
Former President Clinton was
swarmed for autographs, handshakes and photographs on the streets of Hanoi
Wednesday by throngs of admirers
warm welcome contrasted sharply with the restrained reception given President
Bush last month.
Gates photos begin to appear in Pentagon
The Right Angle and Perspective
This last picture reminds me of Dubya.
Guantanamo interrogators seek detainee rapport with movies, fast food International Herald Tribune, France
"The Iraquadratic Equation": Bush is as slow to leave Iraq as he was quick to invade it = why?2- www.seriouskidding.com
Cheney is the Last Man
They were all this President's men - Cheney
and Rummy and Wolfie and Bolton - neoconservatives, hard-line conservatives,
iron-fisted conservatives, unyielding conservatives.
Once they were not only The Untouchables but also The Unbudgeables. Now there is only one.
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Boy booked for opening Christmas present Seattle Post Intelligencer
Rare disc on eBay Guardian Unlimited
Mars photo evidence shows recently running water Christian Science Monitor
An artist's concept chronicles the star being ripped apart and swallowed by a black hole over time. First, the intact sun-like star (left) ventures too close to the black hole, and its own self-gravity is overwhelmed by the black hole's gravity. The star then stretches apart (middle yellow) and eventually breaks into stellar crumbs, some of which swirl into the black hole (at right). (NASA/JPL-Caltech)