News You Might Have Missed
Hi everyone. Welcome back to my weekly attempt to bring you the news that you might have missed. With 360 being all fire and PiP, there was a lot to cover. I think I probably missed some stuff myself, so speak up if you saw/heard an important story that's not here.
- The Wild West gets a little less wild. Private security companies no longer have immunity from prosecution by Iraq.
- And the north is the good part. Amid threats of a Turkish invasion, Bush has considered air strikes on the PKK in northern Iraq.
- Wait, climate change isn't good for us?! In business as usual fashion, the White House is alleged to have severely edited testimony of the CDC director pertaining to how climate change affects health.
- They still don't have a handle on the trailers, but they've learned how to deal with the media. FEMA fakes a press conference.
- Georgia court finds common sense. Genarlow Wilson is freed!
- Another commutation in the future? One of the fired attorneys of attorney-gate says Gonzales could face criminal prosecution.
- Apparently terror convictions are the new terror alert. Former Gitmo prosecutor Morris Davis says that one of the reasons for his recent resignation was that he was being pressured by the Pentagon to convict high-profile detainees before the 2008 elections.
- Maybe he should try it and then he could decide for himself. Attorney General nominee Mike Mukasey was supposed to have an uncontroversial confirmation, but that all changed when he would not acknowledge that waterboarding is torture.
- Is this the road to deja vu? The U.S. put new sanctions on Iran and the war drums are beating loudly.
- All disasters are not the same. The "Times Picayune" weighs in on the Fires/Katrina comparisons.