Archive for December, 2006

Predictions For 2007: Chicago Trib Offers Its Best Bets

Sunday, December 31st, 2006

The second annual list of predictions for the New Year by Chicago Tribune reporters.

Bob Novak: Biden’s Views On Iraq Are Critical Of Bush Policies; Is Concerned Hearings Will Conflict With State Of Union Address

Sunday, December 31st, 2006

“Biden, a critic of Bush’s war policy, announced that hearings would begin Jan. 9,” said Novak.

Saddam Hussein Is Hanged In One Of His Own Torture Chambers; News Is Greeted With Both Rejoicing And Violence

Sunday, December 31st, 2006

This morning I watched a video of the hanging featured on a major news website. Even though his life has come to an end, the violence in Iraq has not. And December reigns at the bloodiest month for U.S. servicemen and women, with no end in sight.

Int’l Aid Workers In Darfur Threatened By Fighting: Some Have Evacuated, Leaving Thousands Of Sudanese Helpless Against Janjaweed

Sunday, December 31st, 2006

“The situation here remains like a tinderbox,” said one aid worker who witnessed clashes in December in el-Fasher town before it was evacuated.

Biden, on Saddam Hussein: “He Finally Met Justice”

Saturday, December 30th, 2006

“Iraq has closed one of the darkest chapters in its history and rid the world of a tyrant,” stated Senator Biden.

Biden Pushes For Ratification Of Agreement Giving Access To Nazi Documents: “Those Who Deny The Holocaust Are Dangerously Deluded”

Saturday, December 30th, 2006

Earlier this month, Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr., who takes over as head of the committee when Congress reconvenes Jan. 4, urged Britain to move quickly on ratification.

A Letter From Senator Joe Biden

Saturday, December 30th, 2006

“If the President proposes escalation in Iraq, I will oppose him and so will many of my colleagues in Congress.,” stated Senator Biden.

“A Significant Portion Of My Colleagues, Democrat And Republican, Share My View” - No More Troops To Iraq, Biden Says On NPR

Friday, December 29th, 2006

Senator Biden answers questions about Iraq for Guy Raz at National Public Radio.

“Biden Is One Of The Most Respected Senate Voices; A Gifted Negotiator Who Shapes U.S. Security” - Deborah White, Guide To Liberal Politics

Friday, December 29th, 2006

“About six months ago, the president said to me, ‘Well, at least I make strong decisions, I lead.’ I said, ‘Mr. President, look behind you. Leaders have followers. No one’s following. Nobody.’” -Sen. Joe Biden in Rolling Stone magazine.

Housing Crisis Adds To Iraqi Miseries: Two Million Homeless, And Counting

Friday, December 29th, 2006

Shatha Talib, 30, her husband and five children, are among about a thousand struggling Iraqi families that have taken up residence in the bombed-out remains of the former Iraqi Air Defense headquarters and air force club in the center of Baghdad. “Nobody should live in such a place,” she said. “But we don’t have any other option.”

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