Wednesday, January 25, 2006

A few more news stories of note...

These caught my eye for one reason or another. I would like to bring Morning Copy back, perhaps as early as next week. Not certain yet.

A.P., "Iran Blames Bombings on U.S., Britain":
State television said President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad issued a decree ordering his foreign minister and intelligence minister to investigate the possibility that "foreign hands" were responsible for Tuesday's blasts inside a bank and outside a state environmental agency building. Forty-six people were wounded, the official Islamic Republic News Agency has reported.
Washington Post, "The Realities of Exporting Democracy":
In the year since Bush redefined U.S. foreign policy in his second inaugural address to make the spread of democracy the nation's primary mission, the clarion-call language has resonated in the dungeons and desolate corners of the world. But soaring rhetoric has often clashed with geopolitical reality and competing U.S. priorities.
New York Times, "White House Declines to Provide Storm Papers":
WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 - The Bush administration, citing the confidentiality of executive branch communications, said Tuesday that it did not plan to turn over certain documents about Hurricane Katrina or make senior White House officials available for sworn testimony before two Congressional committees investigating the storm response.

3 Comments:

Blogger zen said...

On the "White House Declines to Provide Storm Papers" story:

I think this is a lot to do with containing panic for future emergencies and also damage control CYA. Do those docs highlight panic and confusion in the WH? More incompetent cronys? Surely these doc do not project an air of stability in a time of crisis.
(I keep thinking of the last episode of the West Wing)

I do distinctly remember feeling shock and horror seeing the thousands of people suffering. And that 4 years after 9/11 and this was the best response we can expect for something like this?!
It was a storm that we could all see coming, and knew the potential for damage. What about an emergency that cannot be foreseen, predicted and prepared for in the way a hurricane can?

2:06 PM  
Blogger Ezzie said...

I don't think that every stupid paper that the gov't doesn't release is a story.

I like "Morning Copy", but keep them about the length of this post, otherwise there's just too much there... (IMHO)

12:29 AM  
Blogger copy editor said...

Republican Senator Vitter was not too pleased with the administration last night.

5:14 PM  

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