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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE — A U.S. Army soldier holds the Moment of Remembrance program from a Memorial Day observance held at Forward Operating Base Warrior, Kirkuk, Iraq, May 28, 2007. Defense Dept. photo by Spc. Mike Alberts

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Mother Moonbat Packs It In?

Cindy Sheehan is reportedly calling it quits...

"This is my resignation letter as the 'face' of the American anti-war movement," Sheehan wrote. "I am going to take whatever I have left and go home. I am going to go home and be a mother to my surviving children and try to regain some of what I have lost."
In her letter, posted at the uber-liberal blog Daily Kos, Sheehan says that her relationship with her husband dissolved, her relationship with her children is 'strained,' and she's broke.

Poor baby. And of course, none of that is her fault...

"I was the darling of the so-called left as long as I limited my protests to George Bush and the Republican Party. Of course, I was slandered and libeled by the right as a 'tool' of the Democratic Party." Sheehan wrote. "However, when I started to hold the Democratic Party to the same standards that I held the Republican Party, support for my cause started to erode and the 'left' started labeling me with the same slurs that the right used."
If you can stomach it, you can read the rest here.

So long, Cindy - don't let the door hit you in the keester on the way out.

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United States Marines just returning from their deployment to Iraq march in formation holding their M-14’s while participating in the Memorial Day Parade on Constitution Ave. in Washington, DC, May 28, 2007. Defense Dept. photo by William D. Moss

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In Today's News - Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Quote of the Day
"These fallen heroes represent the character of a nation
who has a long history of patriotism and honor -
and a nation who has fought many battles
to keep our country free from threats of terror."
-- Michael N. Castle

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Blasts Kill 38 in Baghdad; 8 GIs Dead
Six soldiers killed
Three Westerners kidnapped in Baghdad

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
'Rent-a-Cops' a Weak Link in Nation's Security
Olmert, Abbas to Meet Amid Renewed Violence
Sporadic clashes rattle north Lebanon camp
Tipster: 'I don't feel like a hero'

Supporting Our Heroes - or not
Vandals Burn Dozens of American Flags Decorating Veterans' Graves, Replace With Swastikas

Other Military News
Russia Test-Launches New Ballistic Missile
Bush makes solemn pilgrimage to war cemetery - Video
Tributes nationwide mark Memorial Day

Worldwide Wackos
U.S., Iran end 27-year diplomatic freeze
Iran Formally Charges 3 Americans With Spying
North Koreans arrive in South for talks

Homegrown Moonbats
Rosie O'Donnell Says She May Never Speak to Elisabeth Hasselbeck Again
U. of Colorado President: Fire Ward Churchill

Politics / Government
House Speaker Pelosi Claims to See Evidence of Climate Change in Greenland
Obama Calls for Universal Health Care
Bush tightens sanctions against Sudan
Bush, Putin discuss Kosovo in phone call
Md. Rep. Parren Mitchell dies at 85

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Searching for a Sign of Maddie
Woman Gets Up to 50 Years in Prison for Slashing Neighbor's Belly to Steal Fetus
Gunman Murders Woman, Sexually Assaults Grandchild in 14-Hour Hostage Standoff in Long Island
New York prison creates dementia unit

Media in the Media / Bloggers in the News / Watching the Web
FTC probing proposed $3.1B Google deal

Science / Medicine / Technology
Drug-Resistant Staph Infections on Rise
U.N. agency urges smoking ban at work, public places
Heavy infants run high risk of being obese later on
Planet-hunters find bonanza of new solar systems
Blood of bird flu victims offers treatment: study

Mother Nature
Israeli Man Wrestles Stray Leopard in Bedroom
80-Pound Lizard Escapes After Being Shot, Frightens Florida Neighborhood
Undersea Earthquake Rattles E. Indonesia
71-Year-Old Man Oldest to Scale Everest
Strong quake in eastern Indonesia, cuts power
Diaries add insight on deadly Pa. flood
Whales halt after making progress
New limbless lizard species discovered

Woman seeks fame as face of Chairman Mao

Fox News
Lack of Grace Gets You Fifth Place - PHOTOS - VIDEO
News in Pictures: Today's News in Photos
Coast Guard Finds Body of New England Patriots' Player Marquise Hill
Cincinnati Reds Center Fielder Ryan Freel Rushed to Hospital After Collision

Reuters: Top News
Sony joins HD Radio push
EU presses climate case with Asians ahead of G8
Blair to discuss Zimbabwe, Darfur on Africa tour
Yar'Adua appeals for peace in Nigerian oil delta - Video
Barak in runoff to lead Israel's Labour Party
Sony joins HD Radio push with car, home radios
Deutsche Telekom backing Web-calling rival Jajah
Eric Bana loves small budget Aussie flicks and beer
Sea towns renew ancient rivalry at Venice regatta
Reunited rockers the Police begin world tour
Dollar slips broadly in FX reserve shuffle
Oil steady on Nigeria, gasoline concerns - Video
Stock futures suggest higher open on deal news
Avaya rises on report of takeover talks
Vodafone jumps on robust earnings, bullish outlook
Sushi inflation easy to swallow
Pork prices an inflation concern in China
Volvo eyes rebound in U.S.
RBS-led trio bids $95.7 bln for ABN, tops rival offer
Alcan counterbid talk centers on Rio, Norsk Hydro
Economists calm for now about a China stocks drop
Private equity in talks for tech retailer CDW: report
Slower global growth means new risks: World Bank
Russia S7 signs $2.4 bln Boeing 787 deal

AP World News
Ex-China drug regulator to be executed
Federer advances at French Open
Ducks rally to take Stanley Cup opener
Spurs get tough to take 3-1 series lead
Yanks continue tailspin in loss to Jays
At black colleges, door open for whites
Army Says Baghdad Walls Mean Security
Why Pay for College?
Op-Ed: Hot Air at the Pump
Def Tech: Chinese Military Growth
SEAL Talks Marine Fitness
Hollywood Enlists Army Wives
Trivia Stud? Prove it! Career Fair Coming to Tampa on May 30th

CENTCOM: News Releases

USJFCOM testing Sense Through Structures capabilities - podcast
Liveblogging: Joint Urban Warrior 07
U.S. Joint Forces Command, Marines begin Joint Urban Warrior 07
Unmanned vehicle management system capability under evaluation - podcast

Multi-National Force-Iraq
Security in northern Iraq aids economic opportunities
Army paratroopers share thoughts on surge
Al Qaim detachment plays role in transition
Sadoun Street receives facelift in Baghdad
Why I Serve - Sgt. Douglas Everson
Freedom Journal Iraq Episode 657
Press Briefing, May 23
Pentagon Press Briefing, May 23
Task Force Lightning Soldiers Attacked
Task Force Lightning Soldiers attacked
Iraqi Security Forces break up terrorist cell in Samarra
Air strike kills two individuals emplacing IED
Coalition raids net 9 suspected terrorists

Memorial Day Parade Honors Wounded Warriors
Veterans Mark Vietnam Wall’s 25th Anniversary
Bush Honors Fallen Heroes at Arlington
Ceremony Celebrates Women’s Military Service
Pace: Iraqis Must Step Up to Challenge
Rolling Thunder Rumbles Into Washington - Photos
Indy 500 Pays Tribute to Military First
Bush Calls on Americans to Remember Sacrifices
Transcript: President Bush's Weekly Radio Address

More Headline News
Cheney: West Pointers Understand Need for War
Joint Organization Trains Troops to Defeat IEDs
Pace Urges Reflection in Memorial Day Message
Bush Applauds Bipartisan Supplemental Bill
Intel Leader Explains Pentagon's New Vision

Military News
Navy SEALs Share War Stories From Iraq
Sailor Brings Father Home from War, 37 Years Later
USS Anzio Rescues Stranded Ukrainian Sailors

America Supports You
Pace, NASCAR Honor Troops
Race Dedicated to Troops
Indy 500 Helps Build Homes
Actor Earns 'G.I. Spirit Award'
Indy 500 Parade Honors Troops

War on Terror
Forces Capture, Kill Terrorists
Coalition, Iraqi Forces Detain 28
Six Soldiers Killed
Coalition Forces Detain 15

Biological Team Protects Airmen
Officials Stand Up Joint Space Office
Thinking Lean, a Must for Force
Navy Launches USNS Byrd

Face of Defense
Reserve Chief Is Business Savvy
Firefighter Lives His Dream
Soldier Shares Experiences

Health Clinic Takes Care of Thousands in Iraq - Story
Army Paratroopers Share Thoughts on Surge - Story
Feeling the Heat: Medics Trained in Fire Rescues - Story
Marine Makes Tribal Connections in Al Anbar - Story

Al Qaim Detachment Plays Role in Iraq Transition
Security Brings Desired Results to Al Anbar
Sadoun Street Receives Facelift in Baghdad
'Battlefield Docs' Converge in Iraq to Hone Skills
Group Provides Direction for Buddhist Soldiers
Army Unit Gets New Patch During Ceremony

New Water Drilling Rig Arrives In Djibouti
German Navy Donates Vehicles, Suppport
Joint Effort to Repair School Library in Africa
Task Force Showers Orphans With Supplies

Hard Work Creates Progress in Border Provinces
Coalition Forces Defuse Soviet–era Bomb


Renewal In Iraq
Iraq: Security, Stability
Fact Sheet: Progress and Work Ahead
Report: Strategy for Victory in Iraq
Iraq Daily Update
This Week in Iraq
Multinational Force Iraq
State Dept. Weekly Iraq Report
'Boots on the Ground' Audio Archive
Weekly Reconstruction Report (PDF)
Iraq Reconstruction

Afghanistan Update

Fact Sheet: Budget Request
Fact Sheet: Terror Plots Disrupted
Waging and Winning the War on Terror
Terrorism Timeline
Terrorism Knowledge Base

Bost/Laskar Ghurian Herat Kabul Qandahar

Ansbach Aschaffenburg Berlin Berlin-Tempelhof Berlin/Schonefeld Bremerhaven
Darmstadt Frankfurt Frankfurt/Main Freiburg/Breisgau Garmisch
Garmisch-Partenkirchen Geilenkirchen Gelnhausen Giessen Kitzingen
Hanau Am Main Heidelberg Mainz Mannheim Nurnberg Stuttgart Trier
Wiesbaden Wurzburg


Agana Agana Heights Agat Andersen AFB Asan Barrigada

Al Azamiyah Al Basrah Al Hillah Al Karkh Al Kazimiyah Al Kut
An Nasiriyah Baghdad Baqubah Mosul Najaf Nineveh Tall Kayf

Kadena Air Base Okinawa Tokyo Yokohama

Today in History
1453 - Constantinople falls to Muhammad II and the Turks, ending the Byzantine Empire.
1721 - South Carolina is formally incorporated as a royal colony.
1765 - Patrick Henry (on his birthday) makes a historic speech against the Stamp Act, responding to a cry of "Treason!" with, "If this be treason, make the most of it!"
1790 - Rhode Island becomes last of the original 13 colonies to ratify the Constitution.
1848 - Wisconsin becomes 30th state.
1849 - Lincoln says "You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of time, but you can't fool all of the people all of time."
1849 - Abraham Lincoln acquires a patent for lifting vessels.
1861 - Dorothea Dix offers help set up hospitals for Union Army.
1900 - The Otis Elevator Co. trademarks the "Escalator."
1912 - 15 young women are fired by Curtis Publishing for dancing the "Turkey Trot" during their lunch break.
1916 - The official flag of the President of the United States is adopted; U.S. forces invade the Dominican Republic, remaining until 1924.
1940 - Germany captures Ostend and Ypres in Belgium, and Lille in France.
1942 - Bing Crosby records "White Christmas," the greatest selling record to date.
1943 - Confederacy of Algiers (Churchill / Marshall / Eisenhower); Meat and cheese are rationed in the United States.
1944 - British troops occupy Aprilia, Italy.
1945 - The United States' 1st Marine Division conquerors Shuri castle, Okinawa.
1951 - First North Pole flight in single-engine plane.
1967 - Pope Paul VI names 27 new cardinals, including Karol Wojtyla, archbishop of Krakow, who later will become Pope John Paul II.
1974 - Northern Ireland is brought under direct rule from Westminster.
1989 - Student protesters in Tiananmen Square, China, construct a replica of the Statue of Liberty.
1990 - Boris Yeltsin is elected President of the Russian Republic.
1993 - In Solingen, Germany, Nazis kill 5 Turkish women.

1630 - King Charles II of England
1736 - Patrick Henry, U.S. patriot, famous for his words "Give me liberty or give me death."
1810 - Union Major General Erasmus Darwin Keyes; Union Brevet Major General Solomon Meredith
1824 - Confederate Major General Cadmus Marcellus Wilcox
1825 - Union General David Bell Birney
1827 - Confederate Brigadier General Reuben Lindsay Walker
1917 - John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Senator-MA), 35th President
1923 - Richard Worsley, quarter master General
1935 - Martin Garrod, Commandant General (Royal Marines)
1943 - Bob Edgar (Representative-PA); E. Thomas Coleman (Representative-MO)

1453 - Constantine XI Dragases, last Byzantine Emperor
1814 - Josephine, Empress of France (wife of Napoleon)
1892 - Baha'u'llah (Mirza HA Noeri), Persian founder
1934 - Heihatjiro Tojo, Japanese Admiral (Russian-Japanese War)
1994 - Erich Honecker President of German Democratic Republic; Ezra Taft Benson, Minister of Agriculture / Mormon leader
1995 - Margaret Chase Smith, first female Representative and Senator (ME)

Reported Missing in Action
Garner, John H., USN (SC); KIA / BNR

Morrow, Larry K., US Army (NC); OH6A shot down, KIA/BNR

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