Wednesday edition - April 19, 2006US Mail: Lisa Casey - PO Box 88 - Ashford, AL 36312
Iraq Police Deny Report of Teachers
will not back Iran strike
Bush to raise
Iran nuclear issue with Hu
Bush acts like he's itching to nuke Iran.
The Bush administration: spreading Greedom. -- Grant Gerver
You can't say civilization isn't advancing; in every war they kill you in a new way. -- Will Rogers
20,000 kidnapped in Iraq this year Australian, Australia
Many flee parts of Baghdad because of threats to Shiites Houston Chronicle, United States
Iraq's Kurds Aim for Own Oil Ministry Los Angeles Times, CA
Attorney Pursues Iraq Contractor Fraud Wall Street Journal
U.S. Military Probes Drugs in Kuwait AP
"I'm the decider and I decide what's best."--President Bush, on keeping on Donald Rumsfeld as secretary of defense
"Sometimes it's not the nuns getting raped, sometimes it's the strippers getting raped." -- Geraldo Rivera on the Duke Lacrosse team rape allegations
F.B.O. Federal Bureau of Obfuscation
The family of late columnist Jack Anderson has
rejected the FBI's demand to grant government investigators access to the
famed muckraker's papers and notes.
In a letter to the FBI Tuesday, attorneys for Anderson's family said the family had concluded it would be inconsistent with the life's work of the reporter to provide the materials to the bureau.
DON'T IMPEACH BUSH. COMMIT HIM.
Another White House Resignation
White House press secretary Scott
McClellan announced his resignation on Wednesday as part of a shake-up of
President George W. Bush's senior aides.
"I have given it my all, sir," McClellan told Bush outside the White House before a group of reporters.
Messengers versus Scooter Libby
Lawyers for NBC News, The New York Times, and Time Inc. accused a former White House aide yesterday of threatening the integrity of their news gathering operations by seeking access to a wide range of documents in the CIA leak case.
They are asking US District Judge Reggie B. Walton to block seven subpoenas seeking access to drafts of news articles, e-mails, and notes generated by any and all of the news organizations' employees -- not just the three reporters involved in the case.
"Rumsfeld is defiant. He says he is not backing down and he says he's going to stick around and let people criticize him for the Iranian invasion." --David Letterman
Karl Rove Given More Time for Dirty Tricks
As expected, Scott
McClellan is quitting his job as the human pinata of the press room. Not so
expected is new Chief of Staff Josh Bolten's decision to
clip the wings of
George Bush's political alter-ego of 33 years, Karl Rove.
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DeLay Wins A Round In Court KWTX, TX
John Wayne Generals
AMERICAN generals on duty in Iraq spend too much time acting like Hollywood
heroes John Wayne or Sylvester Stallone, a British brigadier has claimed.
Alan Sharpe OBE said the "strong streak of Hollywood" in his US counterparts was counter productive in the war zones.
Condoleezza Rice has banned Playboy and Penthouse at the State Department
Bill Bennett: Pulitzer prize winners should be jailed
"While [President Bush] was doing his taxes, under dependents he listed Scooter Libby, Tom DeLay and Jack Abramoff. Then he caught himself, 'Dependents? Oh, I thought it said defendants.'" -
Gay man wins Internet fight vs. Falwell New York Daily News, NY
Anti-Abortion Protestors Allowed to Harass
A federal judge has ruled that a city law imposing a
buffer zone on abortion protesters violates free-speech rights and has ordered
the city not to enforce it.
The law — enacted in October after someone set fire to the Presidential Women's Center, the last clinic in Palm Beach County where abortions are done — created a 20-foot buffer around entrances and other public areas outside health-care facilities.
Skilling Withheld Information on Losses, Prosecutor Alleges Washington Post
Google to release new version of search software MarketWatch
"The big story continues to be that seven retired generals have come forward and called for Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld to step down. In response to that, President Bush said he fully supports Rumsfeld. You know what that means? Sounds like somebody's going on a hunting trip with Dick Cheney." --Jay Leno
City Embassy in Iraq
The 104-acre complex — the size of about 80
football fields — will include two office buildings, one of them designed
for future use as a school, six apartment buildings, a gym, a pool, a food
court and its own power generation and water-treatment plants. The average
Baghdad home has electricity only four hours a day.
The current U.S. Embassy in Iraq has nearly 1,000 Americans working there, more than at any other U.S. embassy.
The taxpayers are sending congressmen on expensive trips abroad. It might be worth it except they keep coming back!-- Will Rogers
A Brazilian surfer flies off a wave at Leblon beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.