Saturday, April 14, 2007

The Bush Administrations Greatest Hits

Blasts at Karbala market, Baghdad bridge kill dozens

A car bomb blast in a crowded shopping area in central Karbala, a holy Shiite city southwest of Baghdad, killed at least 43 people and wounded 55 on Saturday morning, a hospital official said. A short time later, a car bomb exploded on the Jadriya bridge spanning the Tigris River in Baghdad, killing at least 10 people, Iraqi police said.    CNN

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E-Mail Listed Possible G.O.P. Replacements for Attorneys

A Justice Department message appears to be at odds with officials’ repeated statements that no successors were selected before several U.S. attorneys were dismissed.  NYTIMES

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Shaha Ali Riza: “I have now been victimized for agreeing to an arrangement that I have objected to and that I did not believe from the outset was in my best interest.”  NYTIMES

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U.S. postpones release of alleged Iranian agents seized in Iraq

By News Agencies    Haaretz

The Bush administration decided this week that it will hold five seized alleged Iranian intelligence agents for several more weeks, at least, instead of freeing them quickly in the aftermath of last week's release of 15 British military personnel who had been taken by Iran, U.S. officials said Friday.   

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Sadr's party says split from Iraq govt inevitable  

BAGHDAD, April 14 (Reuters) - The political movement of Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr was on the verge of withdrawing from the Iraqi government because of Baghdad's close ties to Washington, a senior official in the movement

"Our withdrawal from the government is now inevitable and might take place in a matter of days," he said.   AlertNet



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