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What's going on – News Roundup

From Steve at Washington Monthly:

* Five American troops were killed this morning in Mosul as a result of a “massive” suicide truck bombing. It was the deadliest day for U.S. forces in over a year.

* Negotiations with the Somali pirates continue, as Richard Phillips’ effort at an escape proved unsuccessful.

* Limbaugh tries to connect the pirates with ACORN. What a weirdo.

* President Obama sees “glimmers of hope” in the economy, but reiterated his belief that we have a long way to go.

* Robert Mugabe’s cronies are seeking amnesty deals by abducting and torturing opposition leaders.

* The Obama administration’s efforts in invoking the state secrets claim continues to be an ongoing source of deep disappointment. (more…)

By |2009-04-10T23:14:08-04:00April 10th, 2009|Economy, Iraq, Military, Obama administration|Comments Off on What's going on – News Roundup

What's Going On — News Round Up

this is the late-night weekend edition

  • In spite of the criticism and outright bashing that comes from bloggers and politicians about the mainstream media, in general, and the New York Times, in specific, there are a few things in the New York Times (and papers like it) do better than anyone else. Scott Shane has a fabulous article on Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the mastermind behind 9/11. The article takes us inside the interrogation. He shows us the good and the bad inside the CIA. This is a must read article!
  • Did you miss this article? 1200 prisoners escaped from a prison in Afghanistan. 350 of them were Taliban fighters. What is this a Hollywood movie?  Oh yeah, we have Afghanistan under control.
  • Oil producing and Oil consuming counties are meeting in Saudi Arabia. With $140 per barrel oil, it seems that the oil-producing countries are somewhat worried about oil prices. I guarantee they do not have our best interests at heart.
  • The banking industry has yet another reason to worry. It appears that Americans are cash-strapped. Therefore late payments are at an all-time high for car loans, small business loans, construction loans — everything.
  • Barack Obama and John McCain see the government’s role in flood protection a little differently. The levee system is a mess and only the government can coordinate and fix them. Regional and not local plans are needed.
  • I’m sorry. I paid too little attention to Zimbabwe. The situation in this African country has been deteriorating for a while. National election results have been ignored. Robert Mugabe is enacting an all too familiar story. The one-time liberator has now become the oppressor. Government assassins are roaming the countryside gunning down opposition leaders.
By |2008-06-21T22:27:31-04:00June 21st, 2008|Al Qaeda, Domestic Issues, Foreign Affairs|1 Comment
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