Monday, April 17, 2006

A snapshot of the news today...

  • evidence now in that bush is planning an attack on iran (Seymore Hirsh in the New Yorker)
  • now 7 retired (many of them just retired) generals are calling for the resignation of rumsfeld. This response for just-retired generals is virtually unprecidented according to Retired Colonel Sam Gardiner on Democracy Now.
  • eight die in a horrible and cowardly palastanian suicide attack on israeli civilians
  • US military has broken U.S. law by arming Iraqi security forces that have then conducted human rights abuses.
    Democracy Now: Ex-ExxonMobil CEO Earned $150,000 Per DayIn business news, it has been revealed that Lee Raymond, the former CEO of ExxonMobil, received a total of $686 million in compensation between 1993 and 2005. That comes out to an average of nearly $150,000 a day.


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