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Thursday, June 26, 2008

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U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Max W. Donahue plays with Paco, his military working dog, in Lahib, Iraq, June 16, 2008. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Stuart Wegenka.

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Look, Folks - A Moonbat-Modified Gitmo on Wheels

From Fox News:

Amnesty International's Anti-Guantanamo Display Rouses Controversy

Thursday, June 26, 2008
By Cristina Corbin

NEW YORK — Amnesty International is currently touring the country with a life-sized replica of a maximum security prison cell at Guantánamo Bay. But critics say the cell, which is an attempt to call attention to alleged human rights abuses at the camp, is missing basic amenities provided to prisoners.

The 7x10-foot cell, on display on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., lacks amenities like bedding, toiletries and a copy of the Koran, and it has nothing to illustrate that regular meals are served to inmates three times a day.

Amnesty International-USA said the cell, which contains a toilet, sleeping bunk and a small window, is meant to symbolize the U.S. government's alleged mistreatment of detainees at the prison.

It said the tour is designed to increase public awareness and mount pressure on the Bush administration and Congress to close down the U.S.-controlled detention center. The group planned its display in Washington to coincide with a House Judiciary subcommittee's hearing on harsh interrogation techniques.

But Charles "Cully" Stimson, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Detainee Affairs, lashed out against Amnesty's campaign, calling it a "complete fraud in misrepresenting the condition of detention at Gitmo today."


Full Story Here

Photos of protests and real Guantanamo Bay cells here

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A flight of Aggressor F-15 Eagles and F-16 Fighting Falcons fly in formation, June 5, 2008, over the Nevada Test and Training Range. The jets are assigned to the 64th and 65th Aggressor squadrons at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald

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In Today's News - Thursday, June 26, 2008

Quote of the Day
"I always considered statesmen
to be more expendable than soldiers."

-- Harry Truman

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
AMERICA'S FUTURE: Rebuilding Iraq One Claim at a Time
Bombs kill 40 in Iraq, Anbar handover still on - Video
Further Success for Iraqi, UK Joint Security Operation in Basra
Bush, Talabani Discuss Iraq Issues at White House Meeting

Fallen Heroes
Ex-Husband: Army Said Pregnant Soldier Found Dead in Hotel Was AWOL

Supporting Our Heroes
Elmo to Help Kids Cope

Worldwide Wackos
Officials: Israel Drill Was Message to Iran Over Nukes
N. Korea Declares Nukes; Bush Lifts Sanctions - PHOTOS

Politics / Government
Obama Calls for Second Stimulus Package
McCain Taunts Obama for Reversal on D.C. Gun Ban
Move to Name Sewage Plant for Bush Gains Steam
Obama leads in four battleground states: poll - Video
Obama, McCain cautious on N.Korea declaration - Video
McCain confirms trip to Colombia, Mexico next week
Obama: U.S. must fix crumbling roads, bridges
Video: Candidates and their experience
Clinton lauds Obama for his 'grit and grace'
John McCain Has No Chance of Winning General Election
Candidate Endorsements - 21st Century Democrats
Cheney aide denies writing interrogation memos
California to drivers: Drop the cell phone, dude
Zimbabwe votes as world watches, condemns - Video
WITNESS: Rebel gunfire, the music of Chad

Illegal Immigration / Border Control
Ariz. Robbery Sparks Fears of Mexican Military Threat

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Court Seconds Right to Bear Arms - PHOTOS (YES!!!!)
RAW DATA: Read the Full Court's Opinion (pdf) - VIDEO
Gun Ban Decision Likely to Spark New Court Battles
Supreme Court strikes down part of campaign finance law - Video
Man found guilty of murders in Calif. rail crash
Notebook Reveals Killer's 2 Sides - PHOTOS
British man gets life in deaths of wife, baby
Mindy McCready charged with violating probation
Inmate leaves toilet paper rose after jail escape
Wesley Snipes petitions court to leave country
Missing Girl, 12, Went to See Person She Met Online
Cops: Girl, 12, Stabbed in MySpace Dust-Up
Florida Authorities Say Inmate Raped, Murdered Corrections Officer
Mistresses Help in Capturing Corrupt China Officials
Florida Police Bust Brothel-on-Wheels
Police: Inmate Rapes, Kills Prison Guard
Millionaire Gets Prison in 'Modern-Day Slavery' Case
Teacher Convicted of Planting Terror Notes in School
Smuggling drugs under the waves - Video
Slideshow: Scenes from the drug war
Tijuana drug kingpin to be extradited

Media in the Media / Bloggers in the News / Watching the Web
Yahoo reorganizes services, technology under Decker
FCC votes to consider new "embedded" ad rules
Ben Affleck trades acting for TV reporting in Congo
Spurned N.Y. wife-turned-YouTube star defends videos
Judge backs Facebook deal in suit over origins
Video: Palestinian-Israeli internet venture
Get ready for .smith, .sports or .love on the Web

Science / Medicine and Health / Technology
Baby Who 'Died Eight Times' Looks Forward to Sweet 16
N.J. Surgeon's License Suspended After He Removes Wrong Lung
End of an era
Factbox: Post-Gates leaders
Commentary: Life after Gates
Exit leaves Ballmer in the spotlight
Timeline: Microsoft over the years
Thinking small
More Edge: Eyeing China telecoms
CORRECTED: Martian soil appears able to support life
Giant crater explains strange shape of Mars
Mars lander finds salty environment in taste test
California to drivers: Drop the cell phone, dude
US advisory panel OK's 2 new combination vaccines

Mother Nature
New Mexico Man Torn Apart by Mountain Lion
Giant Squid Found Floating Off California Coast
More rains hit flooded Midwest - Video
Wildfire rages around California's scenic Big Sur - Video
Rising temperatures force many plants higher: study
California unveils major plan to slash emissions - Video
U.S. seen not on board for 2050 emissions cut goal
Battle looms over oil drilling off Florida's coast
Drought hit Cyprus to import water from Greece
Videos: White tiger cubs become zoo stars
New bird family tree reveals some odd ducks
Rising temperatures force many plants higher: study
Foreigners threaten endangered Afghan snow leopards

News from My Neck of the Woods
Massachusetts Couple Faces Charges After Nearly Starving Toddler to Death, Police Say
Boy, 2, Nearly Starved by Parents, Weighed 17 Pounds
New York women faring worse economically: study
Principal in pregnancy pact story defends comments
HS Student's Documentary Brings Teen Homelessness Into National Focus

Marriage Declared Invalid After Groom Learns He Drunkenly Said ‘I Do’ 30 Years Earlier
Report: Sleeping Pilots Overshot Airport by 359 Miles
What the ...? DMV Offers 10,000 Replacement License Plates
Honk once for "I do"
"Brothel bus" makes last stop in Miami Beach
Corrupt officials betrayed by pillow talk
Titanic life jacket sells for $68,500
Pilots in India often fail alcohol tests
Video: Getting the dirt on swamp soccer
Crocodile welcomed into Australian pub by drinkers

Other News of Note
N.C. Autistic Boy, Mom Kicked Off American Eagle Plane

Fox News
Ugly Day on Wall Street
No Bud for Belgium: Anheuser Turns Down InBev's Offer
Ex-Champ Sharapova Upset at Wimbledon - PHOTOS
Tim McGraw Hauls Rowdy Fan Out of Crowd at Concert
Pop Tarts: Did Joe Simpson Really Fit Jessica With Training Bra?

Manhattan splashes out with public art: waterfalls
Full Coverage: Oil in Spotlight
GM drops to 53-year low
Citigroup sinks to 10-year low
Big weight on small indicator
Full Coverage: Inflation Watch
Bright spots amid battered market
Existing-homes sales rise in May
Housing chief optimistic on package
Lennar Q2 loss worse than expected
Full Coverage: The Housing Market
Video: Housing casualties pile up
Full Coverage: Drug Trafficking
Sharapova ousted
Serena, Mauresmo battle it out again
Video: Game highlights
Slideshow: Day three action
Blog: Reasons to be cheerful
Full Coverage: Wimbledon 2008
Bank of America to cut 7,500 jobs post-merger
Dow to start Friday on brink of bear market
BHP antitrust fight to focus on iron ore
Personal Finance: Sending your money abroad
Global Finance: Investment unmasked
Commentary: Watching your money
Anheuser rejects InBev bid but leaves door open
Citigroup sinks to 10-year low, Goldman urges short sale - Video
GM drops to 53-year low, Goldman urges "sell"
Investors see higher risk of GM default
Global M&A drops 35 pct to $1.6 trillion in H1: Thomson
Fortis scraps dividend, sells shares as markets sag
NY Fed extends $28 billion loan to JPMorgan for Bear
InBev files suit to let Anheuser holders fire board
Emmy organizers unveil top 10 comedies, dramas
Madonna tickets selling fast: Live Nation - Video
Video: Talk of the Town: Marriage trouble?
Canada's rich create biggest ecological footprint
Travel Postcard: 48 hours in Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Just a Minute With: Teri Garr on new film "Expired"
Video: And Finally... E-Vice.
Bulls take Rose with first pick of NBA draft
Chacon placed on waivers after Astros confrontation
Williams sisters and Davenport head U.S. team
Court ruling ends Gatlin's hopes

Associated Press
O'Neal confirms Pacers sending him to Raptors
Bill Murray's divorce is finalized in SC
Garza tosses 1-hitter, Rays top Marlins for sweep
Fragile economy improves but not out of woods yet
SAG says studios offered more to sister union

News Blaze
PHOTOS: Wolfhounds Go Where Mission Takes Them
Businesses Display Wares At 'rebuilding - Rusafa' Expo
Iraq News
Operations in Iraq
FOB Warhorse Memorial Photos

Attacks in Iraq down 80 percent from last year
American blood saving Iraqi lives
Iraqi-Based Industrial Zone service center opens
Iraqi Police lead the way in Fallujah
Marines train Iraqi police in Fallujah

USJFCOM commander stresses the need to improvise
Read Day 1's liveblog - Read Day 2's liveblog - Read Day 3's liveblog
ACC commander addresses dominance, relevance and readiness at Joint Warfighting Conference Metz says IEDs being used strategically against U.S. forces
U.S. Southern Command commander stresses importance of ideas
USJFCOM deputy commander kicks off 2008 Joint Warfighting Conference

Multi-National Force - Iraq
U.S. Airmen Train Iraqi Maintainers
Soldiers Say Goodbye to Macedonian Friends
Al-Qaeda “emir” of Mosul identified
Al-Qaeda networks keep decaying
Coalition forces celebrate transfer of 1,000 humvees to Iraqi Security Forces
MND-B Soldiers detain 3 suspected criminals in overnight operations (Baghdad)
Electrical sub-station powers up in Basra
Largest public works substation in Baghdad opens

Gates Welcomes Pakistan’s Pledge for Afghan Border
Joint Chiefs Pave Way to Transition
NATO's Relevance Hinges on Afghanistan
Bush Meets With Talabani, Praises Efforts
Leaders Satisfied With Education Bill


Aptitude Test Helps Students Plan Futures, In or Out of Military Service
Guard Continues to Fight Floods, Fires
Supreme Court to Review Sonar Case
DoD Press Service Expands Service Line
Officials Sign Pact on Military Children


Iraqi Forces Progress in Driving Out Militias
Iraqi, Coalition Troops Provide Medical Care
Coalition Kills Terrorist Leader, Captures Bomb Suspects


NFL Coach Visits Troops in Afghanistan
Coalition Air Strike Kills Insurgents, Disrupts Taliban


Child of Berlin Airlift Shares Story, Memories
Sixtieth Anniversary Evokes Memories of Berlin Airlift


Home-Front Support is Key To Success, Soldier Says

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
1483 - Richard III seizes the English throne.
1862 - Union troops repel Confederates at the Battle of Beaver Dam Creek.
1917 - The First American Expeditionary Force arrives in France.
1924 - U.S. troops withdraw from the Dominican Republic, after 8 years of occupation.
1940 - The U.S.S.R. ends use of its experimental calendar, and readopts the Gregorian one a day later.
1941 - Finland enters WW II, against Russia.
1945 - Fifty nations sign the UN Charter.
1948 - The U.S. denounces the Soviet blockade of Berlin.
1958 - Vanguard SLV-2 is launched for an Earth orbit; it fails.
1960 - Somalia gains independence from Britain.
1963 - President John F. Kennedy visits West Berlin, making his "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech.
1968 - The U.S. returns Iwo Jima and the Bonin Islands to Japan.
1978 - Brittany separatists bomb France's Palace of Versailles.
1982 - The U.S. vetos a UN Security Council resolution for a limited withdrawal of Israeli and P.L.O. forces from Beirut.
1984 - The first flight of the Space Shuttle Discovery (41-D) isscrubbed at T -4 seconds.

1742 - Arthur Middleton, signer of the Declaration of Independence
1901 - Stuart Symington (Sen-Mo)
1925 - Pavel Belyayev, cosmonaut (Voskhod 2)
1934 - John V. Tunney (Rep/Sen-Calif)
1939 - Charles Robb (Sen-Va)/Lynda Bird Johnson's husband
1964 - Zeng Jinlian Hunan China, tallest woman known (8'1")

Reported Missing in Action
Cornelius, Johnnie C., USAF (AZ); O2A shot down, KIA, body not recovered

Woods, Robert Francis, USAF (UT); O2A shot down, KIA, body not recovered

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