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Tue June 28 2005 - New page ready around 10am Mon-Fri


Today: Mayor Phil Hardberger's regular Tuesday visit 1:38pm (as of 10 o'clock this morning, this week's City Council agenda had not yet been posted on the city's website)

 

 

Green Beret funeral
Christopher Piper sat at graveside yesterday during services for his father, an Army sergeant who bore the same name.

Grieving town mourns fallen Greet Beret hero Piper, a 43-year-old member of the Army's Special Forces, died June 16 at a military hospital in Texas [BAMC], 12 days after a roadside bomb in Afghanistan wounded him and killed two of his fellow soldiers. [His Honor the Fallen listing HERE ]

 

add 1pm -- CNN
Bush to tout 'clear strategy' for Iraq
BRAD'S COMMENT: The White House is STILL using the propaganda technique of linking two unrelated issues. Today Scott McClellan referred to Iraq, saying, "I think we have a clear strategy for success" AND THEN LINKING the 9-11 attacks with Iraq: "The president made it clear after September 11 that some will want us to grow complacent and forget about, or put the attacks off as a distant memory. But it does require patience and resolve to see this struggle through to the end. We have no option but to defeat the terrorists, and the terrorists will be defeated."

Media offensive by Bush administration now underway, aimed at reversing growing doubts among Americans that the war in Iraq can be won. President Bush is scheduled to address the nation this evening on the issue. KTSA will carry the speech at 7 p.m. Central time

 

Ten-Foot Poll on Bush---RESULT
posted 10a-11p Tue 6/28/2005
Do you believe President Bush will have anything new to say about Iraq in his primetime speech this evening?
Yes
57
15%
No
326
85%
Total votes 383
 

USA Today
Poll: increasing doubts on war and Bush's reasons President Bush delivers a prime-time address Tuesday to a public that is increasingly doubtful of his justifications for going to war in Iraq and wants a timetable set for U.S. troops to come home — a step Bush has ruled out.
.Just one in three Americans now say the United States and its allies are winning the war
• For the first time, a plurality of Americans, 50%-47%, sees the war in Iraq as a separate action from the war on terrorism.
• By 46%-43%, a plurality says the war in Iraq has made the U.S. less safe from terrorism.
• By 53%-46%, Americans say the United States made a mistake in sending troops to Iraq.

 

Statistical look at the past year in Iraq

 

 

Memos show Britain's doubts about Iraq invasion Behind the scenes, British officials believed the U.S. administration was already committed to a war that they feared was ill-conceived and illegal and could lead to disaster.

US may double prison capacity in Iraq The prison population at three military complexes across the country — Abu Ghraib, Camp Bucca and Camp Cropper — has nearly doubled from 5,435 in June 2004 to 10,002 now

Two Democrat senators report no abuse at Gitmo

Gold Star Mothers will admit non-citizens More than 140 military service members who were not U.S. citizens have died in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Audit questions $1.4b in Halliburton bills Pentagon audits have flagged about $1.4 billion in expenses submitted by Halliburton Co. for services the firm is providing in Iraq.

 


 

 

SPECIAL SESSION
Buy booze for Texas underage drinker, lose driver's license
New law revokes driver's licenses of any adult — other than a parent, guardian or spouse — who provides alcohol to drinkers under 21. Gov. Blow-dry signed off on the measure June 18 but will hold a ceremonial bill signing at the Capitol today. The law will take effect Sept. 1.

Forty-some kidnap victims found in Nuevo Laredo The eyes of those kidnapped were taped, their hands cuffed and many had been tortured

TxDOT may drop some college license plates Texas Department of Transportation has decided to phase out specialty alumni license plates that have fallen below certain order levels

Nancy Drew
Nancy Drew has a birthday
Girl who helped lead the way for strong female characters in pop culture turns 75

 

 

 

 

HELP LIMIT PRIVATE LAND SEIZURES
Write, email or call your Texas state representative and state senator to encourage action to limit the eminent domain laws in Texas. Start here: Who represents me?

posted 930a Fri 6/24 - 11a Sun 6/26/2005
Should people's homes on the South Side be seized for a new Texas A&M campus, or should the school be built on nearby land (Brooks City Base) that is already owned by the government?
Take their homes
24
- 1%
Put it at Brooks
2578
- 99%
Total votes 2602
 
 

 

 

USA TODAY
John Walton crash
Wal-Mart heir John Walton dies in Wyoming plane crash
Walton, 58, of Jackson, Wyo., was piloting a small plane that crashed shortly after takeoff from the Jackson Hole Airport in Grand Teton National Park.
The make and model of the aircraft are not in any story I've seen so far, and when I asked the airport this morning, they declined to say. Some stories say it was an ultralight.

 

Credit card fraud hits small online merchants hard

Luxury lawnmowers hit the market

 

Andy Borowitz

IRAN SAYS IT IS BUILDING MOST PEACEFUL NUCLEAR WEAPON EVER

Nuke Experts Skeptical of President-elect's Claim

Iran's new president-elect, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, raised eyebrows in the international community today by claiming that his nation is building what he called "the most peaceful nuclear weapon ever."

In a press briefing in Tehran, Mr. Ahmadinejad acknowledged for the first time that Iran was in fact building a nuclear weapon, but pooh-poohed any talk of Iran being a threat to its neighbors, telling reporters, "The nuclear bomb we are currently building is for display purposes only."

Mr. Ahmadinejad said that it was his hope that in building the world's most peaceful nuclear weapon, other nations in the region and around the world would build totally peaceful nuclear weapons of their own.

But the Iranian president-elect's claims about the peacefulness of his nuclear weapon drew a somewhat skeptical response from International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief Mohamed ElBaradei, who told reporters that he had seen Iran's nuclear weapon and noticed that it was "hooked up to a countdown clock like you see in James Bond movies."

The IAEA chief added, "Also, it was attached to a little box with a red button on it - what's that all about?"

In response to Mr. ElBaradei's question, Mr. Ahmadinejad said, "A little red button is nothing to worry about. Red is a happy color."

In Washington, President Bush criticized Mr. Ahmadinejad's nuclear policy and also complained that "Ahmadinejad" was "nearly impossible to spell."

Elsewhere, in his most gloomy assessment to date, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld said that the insurgency in Iraq could last longer than Cher's Farewell Tour.

 

 

Brits took nuclear arms to Falklands Royal Navy ships sent to the Falklands in the 1982 war were carrying nuclear weapons, the official history of the conflict has revealed.

Birds prefer their droppings to hit white cars "according to a scientific study"

Kellogg named breakfast cereal after slang expression for cocaine

Man wanting date gets good results from roadside stand

Bogus analysis led to terror alert in Dec. 2003

Boy Scouts ordered to stop choking their chickens

Molester caught nude after 120mph chase

 

 

 

 

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