Friday, July 07, 2006

Today's Details

-President Bush said Thursday it is hard to read North Korea's motives in firing a missile with the potential to hit the United States or Canada, but said the U.S. cannot afford to misjudge the situation. "I think we've got to plan for the worst and hope for the best," Bush said. Bush stressed that the United States is seeking a diplomatic solution to the nuclear standoff with North Korea. He cautioned that diplomacy will take time. (WOW! The President seems to have been neutered. How different the rhetoric over this crisis vs the rhetoric before we invaded Iraq. North Korea who is known to have nuclear (pronounced NEW CLEE ER) weapons and admits it - is actually launching missles. Where's the sense of urgency? Nope, we are cautioned that diplomacy is 'going to take time'. Sounds like our foreign policy has flip flopped.) DETAILS

-Iraq's prime minister urged the U.S. military on Thursday to keep "reckless" troops from serving in Iraq in order to prevent abuses like the alleged rape and murder of a teenager and her family by U.S. soldiers in March. DETAILS

-The highest courts in two states dealt gay rights advocates dual setbacks Thursday, rejecting same-sex couples' bid to win marriage rights in New York and reinstating a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage in Georgia. DETAILS

-Money transfer agencies have delayed or blocked thousands of cash deliveries on suspicion of terrorist connections simply because senders or recipients have names like Mohammed or Ahmed, company officials said. DETAILS

-U.S. troops are switching tactics in the fight against insurgents in parts of this rebellious city, replacing confrontation with courtesy in hopes of winning public trust and undercutting support for the militants. DETAILS

-The Texas Republican Party must keep Tom DeLay's name on the November ballot, even though the former congressman has dropped his re-election bid, a federal judge ruled Thursday. DETAILS

-Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is considered a front-runner for the 2008 race, but does McCain have the temperament to be president? As portrayed by the mainstream media, McCain is an engaging war hero, a man of political moderation positioned between the left and the right. But to insiders who know him, McCain has an irrational, explosive side that make many of them question whether he is fit to serve as president and be commander in chief. (This comes from a 'conservative' news site.) DETAILS

1 Comments:

At Thursday, July 06, 2006 7:42:00 PM , Blogger betmo said...

"But to insiders who know him, McCain has an irrational, explosive side that make many of them question whether he is fit to serve as president and be commander in chief."

ooooh- nixon all over again! fun, fun, fun!

 

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