Thursday edition - February 22, 2007
Rice: Missile shield not for Russia
Iraq war protests grow before Cheney's Australia trip
Army general vows to upgrade shoddy Walter Reed site
The only thing I've noticed Condoleezza Rice accomplish is her noticeably improved wardrobe.
"Bad news for President Bush. He wants us to stay the course, but even our closest ally is saying no. Prime Minister Tony Blair announced the withdrawal of 1,500 British troops and says that more than half of their troops could be pulled by this summer. Coincidentally, the announcement comes the day after Prince Harry volunteered to go fight over in Iraq. Maybe that's the way to get our troops out -- we send Billy Bush to Iraq." --Jimmy Kimmel
Chlorine bomb kills 3 in Iraq Chicago Tribune, IL
Talks aim to scrap cluster `bomblets' Toronto Star, Canada
Italy's premier quits over war vote Houston Chronicle
Lithuania to follow Danes out of Iraq
Cheney, Democrats trade barbs over British troop move Reuters Canada
Prince Harry will serve in Iraq
Second case of rape allegations in a week surface in Iraq International Herald Tribune, France
Rice criticizes Russian response to missile defense bases Boston Globe, MA
Cheney and Libby Sitting in a Tree...
...at the federal courthouse
in Washington Tuesday, during closing arguments in the Libby trial, the roles
were reversed. In his closing arguments, Libby’s defenders attacked the
credibility of the witnesses against Libby,
while Fitzgerald spoke darkly of the involvement of Libby’s old boss, Vice
President Dick Cheney.
"Things getting very nasty in Washington. Today the White House denied an assertion by Senator Harry Reid that the Iraq war is 'the worst foreign policy mistake in U.S. history.' The White House said, 'You have to realize that President Bush has two more years in office.'" --Conan O'Brien
Bird Flu Outbreak Shuts Farms Near Moscow
Someone is Lying Here
``John said some nasty
things about me the other day, and then next time he saw me, ran over to me and
apologized. Maybe he'll apologize to Rumsfeld,'' Dick Cheney said in an
interview with ABC News.
At a campaign event in Los Angeles, John McCain said he stood by his remarks about Rumsfeld. He did not mention the vice president, and his campaign declined to comment on Cheney's remarks.
"Did you all have a nice Presidents' Day President Bush marked the occasion in his usual way -- by ignoring the other two branches of government." --Jay Leno
McCain slams Bush on global warming, Iraq policy Los Angeles Times, CA
Raising Florida sales tax to replace property tax proposed
CNN, Headline News and Fox News - live coverage of the Anna Nicole Smith custody hearing! This is news? No wonder the president feels free to start World War III. Nobody's paying attention. - Zing!
Hitting Below Bill's Belt
...Geffen, a big fund raiser for the Clintons in the past, called Obama "inspirational" and dismissed Hillary Clinton as "overproduced and overscripted." As for her husband, Geffen suggested that his bad-boy days are not behind him: "I don't think anybody believes that in the last six years, all of a sudden Bill Clinton has become a different person."...
Oil Prices Hover Around $60 a Barrel CBS News, NY
Family falls ill, sues over tainted peanut butter Chicago Sun-Times
Egyptian Blogger Sentenced to Prison Washington Post
Studio sues blogger for posting topless Jennifer Aniston photo
No federal court for Guantánamo detainees
Cheney wants to leave Iraq "with honor." You know, the same way he entered it. - Grant Gerver, www.seriouskidding.com
"I know you're saying to yourselves where is Vice President Dick Cheney. Right now he's in Tokyo ... taking part in a pep rally for United States troops. Because when you think Dick Cheney, you think pep." --David Letterman
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Smith's Mother Fears for Baby's Life CBS News, NY
Michael Jackson sued by dead woman's family
An adult Colossal squid (Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni) was caught by New Zealand fishermen in deep ocean off Antarctica, February 22, 2007. (Photo/New Zealand Ministry of Fisheries)