Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Odds and Ends

Lots of news as usual. Here's some big stuff you might have missed...

From the AP, another victim of the scandal that proved that the much-heralded troops don't get the real support they need: "The Army forced its surgeon general, Lt. Gen. Kevin C. Kiley, to retire, officials said Monday, the third high-level official to lose his job over poor outpatient treatment of wounded soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center."

Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, calls homosexuality 'immoral' in defending the don't-ask-don't-tell policy. Said Gen. Pace, "I do not believe the United States is well served by a policy that says it is okay to be immoral in anyway." Two men in love? Immoral. But preemptive war, torture, spying, etc... they're all okay.

Enemies of Russian president Putin keep mysteriously dying. How odd.

Karl Rove is implicated as the White House link in the firing of several U.S. Attorneys last Fall. But more importantly, the NY Times reveals that President Bush and his counsel Harriet Miers were also personally involved in this. Oh, and Alberto Gonzales' chief of staff? Yea, he quietly resigned yesterday. Keep an eye on this one.

Hearings (finally) began at Guantanamo Bay prison for some of the masterminds of the 9/11 plot, who were transferred to Guantanamo last year after being held at the CIA's secret prisons overseas. The hearings were held, of course, in secret.

The liberal media? Yep, still not liberal. But Fox News, they're way fair and balanced.

Finally, the U.N. confronts the Sudanese government about the ongoing genocide in Darfur.

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