TGIF/Weekend edition - September 29 - October 1, 2006
Radical Fringe Cartoons
Book says Bush ignored urgent warning on Iraq
Bush acknowledges problems in Afghanistan
Al-Qaida seeks to recruit nuclear scientists
Isn't a little bit of torture similar to being a little bit pregnant?
"The Senate has voted to approve the building of a 700-mile fence along the 2,000-mile border of Mexico. This is what happens when you let President Bush do the math." --Jay Leno
US deaths in Iraq Cleveland Plain Dealer, OH
2 Relatives of New Saddam Judge Killed
Military denies that convoy was abandoned in Iraq
Of Course Iraq Made It Worse Washington Post
US anti-terror legislation gets chilly reception from a wary world International Herald Tribune, France
Troops sent to Afghan war carry restrictions
"I will not withdraw, even if Laura and Barney are the only ones supporting me." --President Bush, explaining to key Republicans that he will not withdraw from Iraq under any circumstances
Torture Bill Haiku
Was cast aside by Congress.
By Robert B
Russia starts pulling officials out of Georgia Reuters AlertNet
"Did you see this Clinton thing on Fox? [on screen: Bill Clinton's interview with Chris Wallace on 'Fox News Sunday']. Wow, talk about an overreaction. Chris Wallace just asked him a perfectly legitimate question [on screen: Depends On What Definition of 'Legitimate' Is]. He just basically asked, why did you let those 3,000 people in the World Trade Center die? And Clinton freaks out [on screen: Burst His Bubba]. Clinton even had the nerve to question why Wallace never asked the Bush administration the same thing. Well, there's an excellent reason [on screen: You Don't Criticize Your Boss]." --Stephen Colbert
A revolt is brewing among our retired Army and Marine generals. This rebellion--quiet and nonconfrontational, but remarkable nonetheless--comes not because their beloved forces are bearing the brunt of ground combat in Iraq but because the retirees see the US adventure in Mesopotamia as another Vietnam-like, strategically failed war, and they blame the errant, arrogant civilian leadership at the Pentagon
Card Urged Bush to Replace Rumsfeld, Woodward Says Washington Post, United States
Woodward: Kissinger Advises White House abc7news.com, CA
Why is first lady at cider mill? Detroit Free Press, United States
Bob Woodward placed on "No-Fly List" -- www.seriouskidding.com
Why They Hate Us
It may take decades to change anti-American feelings around the world that have been aggravated by war in Iraq, U.S. policy toward Israel and America's "sex and violence" culture, the State Department official [Karen Hughes] in charge of dealing with the U.S. image abroad said Thursday.
Why Bill Clinton Pushed Back Washington Post, United States
" Why do they hate each other? Why do Sunnis kill Shiites? How do they tell the difference? They all look the same to me."-- Sen. Trent Lott (R-MS)
Oil prices drop slightly as traders speculate on OPEC cuts CBC News, Canada
US senators delay seeking penalty tariffs against China People's Daily Online
Ford Credit to Cut 2,000 Jobs
EU law violated in US banking data transfer scandal EUobserver.com
PayPal settles complaints from Maryland other states Washington Business Journal, DC
“Earlier this week, Pope Benedict met with Islamic leaders, and he said -- this is a quote – ‘Christians and Muslims must learn to work together.’ Yeah, yeah. And that was the end of that 2,000-year-old problem.” - Conan O’Brien
Wanted: a home for Botero’s paintings of Abu Ghraib
Colombian artist Fernando Botero is offering some 80 paintings and drawings portraying the abuse of Iraqi prisoners by US soldiers at Abu Ghraib prison to any suitable museum willing to display them.
Prisoners 'sold to' Guantanamo Bay for $5,000 each Middle East Times, Egypt
This Is What Waterboarding Looks Like The Nation
And We Thought the Lincoln Bedroom Sleepovers Were Excessive!
Disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff and his colleagues billed their clients for more than 400 contacts with White House officials between 2001 and 2004, according to a report released yesterday by the House Government Reform Committee.
Abroveamoff - www.seriouskidding.com
Cheney to help Walberg camp The Jackson Citizen-Patriot, MI
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Mona Lisa scans suggest she was pregnant
NASA image from 2004 shows Earth rising over the Moon. Photo/NASA