03 August 2005 @ 12:49 pm
"Before the war in Iraq began, the CIA recruited and trained an Iraqi paramilitary group, code-named the Scorpions, to foment rebellion, conduct sabotage, and help CIA paramilitaries who entered Baghdad and other cities target buildings and individuals."

The Iraqi defense ministry continues to fall short of expectations.

Harry Smith applauds Bush's beating the system.

Good read: Dan Froomkin on Rove, intelligent design, and more. Also, more on the Denver Three and Bush's first veto.

* Iraqi general died while being severely beaten during interrogation. CIA's use of secret Iraqi squad also detailed.
* Fallout from Bush's support of intelligent design. (Also, good article on it here.) Intelligent design supporters are appreciative.
* Roberts says he will stick to precedent and that he is proud of his modesty. Also, dang he's rich.
* DeLay to appear on Christian telecast on the courts.
* Analysis: "The board of Cnooc, the Chinese oil company, had one thing right: its bid to buy an American oil company was killed by political opposition."
* Adidas buys Reebok.
* Reading history from soldiers' letters.
* Oldest copy of the New Testament to go online.

Bush's newest vacation may have him break Reagan's record.

Catholics express shock over lawyer's arguments that a woman who sued Portland archdiocese for child support should have used birth control.

Brain-dead woman gives birth to baby girl.
Blinkysqueegibo on August 3rd, 2005 07:18 pm (UTC)
I think your "Denver Three and Bush's first veto" link is busted.
PMMJ: Memento: the Factscheetahmaster on August 3rd, 2005 09:40 pm (UTC)
Still works for me. Try this instead.
Blinkysqueegibo on August 3rd, 2005 11:29 pm (UTC)
Wacky. Now the first one is fixed. Must have been a WP.com snafu.
Alexdevolutionary on August 3rd, 2005 09:53 pm (UTC)
This is screwed up.
PMMJ: PC LOAD LETTERcheetahmaster on August 3rd, 2005 09:57 pm (UTC)
Wait, how would they even enfore that?
(Anonymous) on August 4th, 2005 04:46 pm (UTC)
And I think that is a violation of our Constitional Right of Free Association, not sure but pretty confident.
(Anonymous) on August 4th, 2005 04:47 pm (UTC)

danzanramon on August 5th, 2005 03:53 pm (UTC)
Wow, I meant to post this earlier in response to your first link..