[url=http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,315483,00.html]Report:[/url] [quote]Several Iraqi military and law enforcement officials who had been in the United States for intelligence and training courses are on the lam after bolting from their classes. The Army has acknowledged that five officers disappeared between 2005 and 2007, but intelligence officials told The Washington Times that the number of missing Iraqis is closer to a dozen, including one brigadier general who fled to Canada earlier this year. Some are seeking asylum and some have just vanished, The Times says.
U.S. Missile Defense Program
It looks like the U.S. Missile Defense Program may be the first casualty of the recent NIE report as European allies start to question the necessity of such programs.
Today the Senate's Environment and Public Works Committee approved a bill penned by Sen. John Warner and Sen. Joe Lieberman by a vote of 11-8 that would create a "cap-and-trade" system.
[url=http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewPolitics.asp?Page=/Politics/archive/200712/POL20071206a.html]Via CNSNews[/url] [quote]Leaders from three pro-family groups Wednesday called on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to denounce the Folsom Street Fair - which is called "the world's largest leather event" and is held each September in San Francisco - as a "grotesque affair" that violates laws prohibiting public nudity and child abuse.
[url=http://www.abcnews.go.com/Politics/story?id=3947594&page=1]From ABC News[/url] [quote]For the first time in history, a former president has a good shot at getting back into the White House â€¦ as a spouse. And that's just one reason why Bill Clinton is one of Barbara Walters' "10 Most Fascinating People of 2007." If his wife wins the 2008 presidential election, would the former president sit in "Only if asked," Clinton told Walters. "And I think it would only be wise if it were on a specific issue. I think it's better for me to give her my advice privately most of the time."
[url=http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1207/7234.html]Via Politico[/url] [quote]Murtha â€œand the other senior leaders â€¦ march to the tune of Nancy Pelosi to an extent I had not seen, frankly, with any previous speaker,â€ Cheney said. â€œIâ€™m trying to think how to say all of this in a gentlemanly fashion, but [in] the Congress I served in, that wouldnâ€™t have happened.â€ But his implication was clear: When asked if these men had lost their spines, he responded, â€œThey are not carrying the big sticks I would have expected.â€[/quote] See also haystack's piece at RS: [url=http://www.redstate.com/stories/archived/the_trouble_with_democrat_men]The Trouble With Democrat Men[/url]
Here are the FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 1131 Unbelievable! It looks to me like the powers that be -- scared members into voting for this nonsense using phrases like "child pornography", which is a hideous crime, but one better policed by actual crime fighters not legislators denying our basic right to free speech by passing what is essentially an internet crime bill that has absolutely zero chance of stopping crime!
Yesterday the House approved a bill that would hold anyone offering an open Wi-Fi connection to the public criminally responsible for not reporting any illegal images including "obscene" cartoons and drawings--or face fines of up to $300,000.
In other words, as my good friend Neil Stevens put it, "to sell it so young lefties can understand, Nancy Pelosi wants to ban all free wireless Internet access in America and further, criminalize unsecured access points. This bill is a sloppy wet kiss to AT&T and Verizon, at the expense of college students everywhere!"