WASHINGTON (AP) – Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said Wednesday he will turn over secret documents detailing the government’s domestic spying program, ending a two-week standoff with the Senate Judiciary Committee over surveillance targeting terror suspects.
There’s still time to get into the local office pool about when the documents will be leaked.
There’s even some talk of having two pools, one domestic and the other Al-Jazeera.
No word of any pools on who will leak them.
There is certainly a new wind blowing through Congress these days.
The old phrase “which way the wind is blowing” is no longer useful around Capitol Hill.
The Senate unanimously approved the new rank and position of David Petraeus as the new top US general in Iraq.
Then they immediately announced that they were also going to pass a resolution that repudiates the plan Petraeus had devised for Iraq.
While no resolution has yet passed, at least one author of a new text on logic has reportedly held up publication of his book, to make room for a new chapter on the several different versions of the resolution being offered up on the hill.
On another front, political theorists are debating the usefulness of this “new paradigm” in exit polling. Some exit polls could include the question “Do you trust the person you just voted for?” in some upcoming primary elections.
There are also suggestions that an extra box containing this same question could be added to ballots. However such additions are unlikely to be approved by local legislative bodies, according to some observers.
Our Al Qaeda enemies have made no secret of their disdain for what they see as the decadence of our society.
Nevertheless, they seem not to target places, like Hollywood or Las Vegas, which openly make a business out of such activities.
Of course, all we have to go on is what we hear about, don’t we?
Something to think about.
ROE v WADE became the law of the land on January 22, 1973.
Abortion became legal.
Since you are reading this, you are one of the survivors.
Did you ever ask your mother why she didn’t abort you?
Oh boy! Now there’s something to really brighten our days.
Another presidential candidate has stepped boldly to the microphone to make that announcement that we have all been waiting for.
Please try to remember the candidate’s name until the election, which isn’t until the end of next year. If that’s a problem, just send the candidate some money, and someone will remind you from time to time.
Now isn’t your day brighter?
If we’re going to leave Iraq soon, it might be useful to bring al-Sadr and his cohorts back with us when we ship out.
We can protect them from their enemies in Iraq and, at the same time, they could be ever so useful in various ways around here.
They might make the rounds of the talk shows. They could perk up the ratings on some evening news shows. We should probably keep them away from Rosie and Donald, until we can provide translators with sufficient skill to handle all the subtle nuances.
There are endless possibilities as we roll into our upcoming elections.
And think of the book deals.
Last but not least, the Global Warming folks are said to be planning an expedition to the South Pole and they are looking for people who think “out of the box” to join this historic venture. Frankly these al-Sadr folks ought to meet that criterion without disturbing their turbans.
Murtha’s Plan to Stop Bush
At a hearing on Iraq convened by the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Congressman Jack Murtha offered a preview of how he plans to rein in the Bush Administration, from the perch of his chairmanship of the Defense Subcommittee on the House Appropriations Committee.
Murtha announced his intention to use the power of the purse try and close US prisons at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay, eliminate the signing statements President Bush uses to secretly expand executive power and restrict the building of permanent bases in Iraq.
Allies of the President claim that the war effort should not be “micromanaged.” But Murtha says that’s exactly what is necessary as the US reaches its fourth year in Iraq. “The Defense Department needs to be micromanaged,” he says. “They have been out of control.”
Recent reports describe cash strapped North Korea’s latest ploy to put their hands on some hard currency.
They are suing insurance companies.
Could this be another case for Denny Crane?
The long awaited Sandy Berger Report is out.
So when can we expect the movie?
There seem to be some interesting parallels between them.
Both are dangerous places.
Both seem to be growing still more dangerous, despite the efforts of their local authorities.
And in both places, the locals don’t wish to have outsiders meddling in what they see as their local problem, to be solved by their local people, thank you.
Something to think about.
Considering all the hoopla raging on several fronts, has anybody who could be considered a reliable source stepped forward with convincing evidence that those pictures of Saddam’s hanging are legit?