Thursday, November 24, 2005

Morning copy 11.24.2005

Happy Thanksgiving

Iraq

A suicide bomber has killed 30 in Iraq, Washington Post.

Saddam's defense team has resumed work, under a U.S. brokered security deal, Los Angeles Times.

The assassination of prominent Sunni tribal leader, Sheik Kadhim Sarhid Hemaiyem, in the Los Angeles Times.

Mark Silva and Stephen J. Hedges in the Chicago Tribune on the hazards of V.P. Dick Cheney advocating policy:
Among Republicans, 80 percent in a Nov. 11-13 Gallup survey said they approved of Bush's job performance, while 68 percent approved of Cheney's. And a majority of all 1,006 voters surveyed rated Cheney's advice to the president as "bad."

Ethics and war in the Christian Science Monitor:
"What all of us can agree on here in the US is that we have an ethical obligation regarding the notion of doing more good than harm and not to leave before the society is restored to at least some kind of peace and order," says John Arquilla, a professor of defense analysis at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif.

The Chicago Tribune on a British memo purporting to say that Bush wanted to bomb al Jazeera:
Initially, British government officials brushed off the suggestion of an attack on the television network as a jest by Bush, and White House spokesman Scott McClellan on Tuesday told The Associated Press that, "We are not interested in dignifying something so outlandish and inconceivable with a response."

Kevin McGuire, The Daily Mirror's associate editor, said government officials gave no indication of any problem with the memo when they were first contacted for comment.

"We were astonished 24 hours later to be threatened with the Official Secrets Act," McGuire told British Broadcasting Corp. radio.
The Guardian reports that the invocation of the Secrets Act was motivated by:
Fears that fresh revelations about disputes between Tony Blair and George Bush on the Iraq conflict could damage Downing Street's intimate relationship with the White House prompted this week's unprecedented threat by the attorney general to use the Official Secrets Act against national newspapers.


GOP

Jonah Goldberg writes in the Los Angeles Times that Dinos and Rinos are heading to the center. Yeah.

Bob Novak has chastised the GOP for not cutting more taxes.

Iran

VIENNA (AP) — The European Union is accusing Iran of possessing documents used solely for the production of nuclear arms and is warning of possible referral to the U.N. Security Council, according to a statement made available to The Associated Press on Thursday.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

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11:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok, can we get a SMALL margin on the left, maybe???

11:20 PM  
Blogger dave bones said...

That Al-Jazzera story was funny no?

This Channel 4 doc had an American intelligence officer in Iraq admitting that they had orders not to arrest Mocktadr al Sadr.They find barefoot bodies, bound hands and feet and admit this is because Islamic justice is administered in mosques now.

In Sadr city people are waiting to be told who to vote for, meanwhile those behind the Private Finance Initiatives which will develop Iraq's oil fields stand to make billions.

Why do we give a shit?

1:54 AM  
Blogger copy editor said...

Thanks for the link.

I don't know why I care. Maybe I'm a dolt, no, I am a dolt. I am certain of that.

I want to invest in some oil stocks after the holiday cash drain. I won't get rich, but I might as well act Republican.

9:39 AM  

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