May 26, 2004 New
page by 10 a.m. Monday-Friday
My notes on Att'y
Gen / FBI 1 p.m. news conference
NEWS CONFERENCE WITH NO NEWS
1:05 no new photos of terrorist suspects, just re-release of old ones
1:06 citizens "should be aware of their surroundings" (wow!)
FBI has created a Task Force (wow!) and it is going over old leads to
see if anything has been missed (wow!)
1:09 "We seek unprecedented levels of cooperation with state and
local law enforcement" on sharing intelligence... no major terrorist
attack on US soil for 32 months now.
FBI head Mueller:
Big gatherings ahead include 4th of July celebrations, national political
1:11 we do not know what forms the threats may take... "we must
be prepared for any plan..."
[Ashcrost went over the old photos and reiterated why each person is
1:15 We have established a Task Force... "last week I talked with
SACs in every FBI field office"... "simply be aware of your
surroundings" and report anything suspicious.
Q-Any intelligence linking threats to photos? "Some of them are
very familiar with the United States..." (not really an answer)
Q-Why reissue photos? "We believe the public needs a reminder..."
Q-Is Ridge on a different page? No.
This contradicts quote from Ridge that nothing new has happened:
Ridge this morning: "I can confirm that we have seen for the past
several weeks a continuous stream of reporting that talks about the
possibility of attacks on the United States, but not
unlike what we've seen for the past several years."
What's with this big terror/security threat this summer? I thought Bush
was supposed to have made the world a safer place for the U.S. by turning
Iraq into a bloody, chaotic mess. And aren't we supposed to be safer
now that so many of our civil and judicial rights have been stripped
away by the Patriot Act?
of general's departure questioned Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez
is likely to be judged the highest-ranking casualty of a foundering
occupation and a corrosive prisoner abuse scandal, both of which tarnished
the year he has been the top U.S. commander in Iraq.
desperate, may send training units to war In
a sign of the Iraq war's strain on the U.S. military, the Army is planning
to send into combat thousands of soldiers whose normal job is to play
the role of the "enemy" at training ranges in California and
of Iraq captives "widespread" An Army summary of mistreatment
and death of prisoners in U.S. custody in Iraq and Afghanistan shows
a widespread pattern of abuse.
civilian contractors not easy "civilians working for the military
are subject to neither Iraqi nor military justice."
THE POSITIVE NEWS
from Iraq in today's military newspapers, for those who complain
they never hear about the GOOD things happening over there.
positive news. These are the top headlines:
Army plans to send OPFOR troops to Iraq
In war college speech, Bush reaffirms commitment to Iraq
U.S. struggles to breach wall of Iraqi skepticism
Najaf shrine hit during fighting
Soldier wounded in rocket attack of Baghdad police station,
positive news. Stories include
Army says 2nd ID troops won't lose AIP bonus pay while deployed
Team helps U.S. troops deal with combat-related stress
positive news. Stories include
Senators want military health insurance extended to Guard
in 4 of state's juniors passed TAKS
praises Edison juniors for TAKS performance
Ten-Foot Poll on Bush and Iraq RESULT
posted 12am-11pm Tue 5/25/2004
I believe that President Bush's Monday-evening speech about Iraq
fragger to undergo sleep study "unable to stay awake
error turns "day spa" into "gay spa"
gives money to fake son