Daily Revolt

April 06, 2007

Bush Supports "Terrorist" Group Fighting Iran

Feith intel work on Iraq 'inappropriate':
The Defense Department's policy office acted "inappropriately" when it analyzed and disseminated now discredited intelligence linking Iraq and al-Qaida.

The finding from the Pentagon inspector general's office should bring to a close four years of investigation into the role played by former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Douglas Feith in making a case for war against Iraq after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Dems Charge Sam Fox Cannot Serve as Ambassador Without Pay:
Democrats opposed to Bush's nomination of Sam Fox as new U.S. ambassador to Belgium posed new challenge Thursday, charging that Fox cannot serve as ambassador without pay.

Student Loan Probe Widens:
A federal government official is now under scrutiny in a widening probe into the college student loan industry, and three major universities have suspended top financial aid officials in the wake of the investigation.

Violence erupts in southern Iraq:
Clashes have erupted between US and Iraqi forces and fighters from the Shia Mehdi Army militia in the southern city of Diwaniya, police and witnesses say.

U.S. military protects group on State's terror list:
An Iranian opposition group based in Iraq, despite being considered terrorists by the United States, continues to receive protection from the American military in the face of Iraqi pressure to leave the country.

It's a paradox possible only because the United States considers the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq, or MEK, a source of valuable intelligence on Iran.

FDA: Now pet chews could contain salmonella:
Pet owners need to avoid certain pet chews because they could be contaminated with salmonella, the Food and Drug Administration warned Thursday. The contaminated product -- American Bullie A.B. Bull Pizzle Puppy Chews and Dog Chews...

NATO Forces Launch Major Taliban Assault:
There's an ambitious NATO operation under way to drive the Taliban out of southern Afghanistan, Lara Logan reports exclusively. It's the start of a major spring offensive, and the Taliban are proving to be a resilient enemy.

CIA bans book on Chinese nuclear weapons:
A federal court sided with the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency to block a former employee from publishing a book about China's nuclear weapons.

Consumer confidence falls for 2nd month:
Consumer confidence sank to a six-month low as higher gasoline prices, a housing slump and stock market turbulence made people fret more about the economy.

Agreement reached on UN climate report:
An agreement has been reached on a key UN report on the impacts of global warming, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) chairman Rajendra Pachauri told reporters on Friday.

China denies role in U.S. pet deaths:
China has denied responsibility for several pet deaths in the United States which U.S. authorities blame on a batch of chemically contaminated wheat gluten from China, state media reported.

Cheney reasserts al-Qaida-Saddam link:
Vice President Dick Cheney repeated his assertions of al-Qaida links to Saddam Hussein's Iraq on Thursday as the Defense Department released a report citing more evidence that the prewar government did not cooperate with the terrorist group.

Deadly Iraq bomb releases chlorine gas:
A truck bomb exploded in the volatile Iraqi city of Ramadi on Friday, killing at least 15 people and releasing chlorine gas into the air, police and security sources said.

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