Wednesday, April 19, 2006

News Roundup

I've been swamped with school work this week, hence the lack of posting. But here's a few stories to get you caught up:

More changes in the administration, as Scott McClellan resigns from the White House Press Office. More details here. And the word on the street is that Tony Snow is the frontrunner for becoming the new press secretary.

New developments in the Duke lacrosse players case. Their defense team is claiming that pictures from the party will exonerate the players. MKH has a time-stamped breakdown of the pictures as well as a look at the different theories about the pictures' implications for the case.

Harry Reid is stepping all over himself, again. It's one of those scenarios where he manages a complete turn around from prior statements. This time he's claiming the President isn't doing enough about Iran, as opposed to back when Iraq was a simliar situation and Reid was calling the president a war-monger who didn't care about international opinion. More here.

Some very interesting observations about the retired generals vs. Rumsfeld situation from John Hinderaker. The generals may not like the Defense Secretary's decisions, but it turns out that "Rumsfeld has institutionalized a system of consultation with his generals that is probably unprecedented in American history." Give it a read.

Cindy Sheehan has done a fine job of unraveling her credibility over the past year. Now she's created an elaborate fabrication of how the big bad government disgraced the body of her son Casey when it came back from Iraq. She's sticking to her story, but it clearly isn't true.

Finally, more surprising information is revealed by the translation of yet another document from Saddam's regime. Apparently a memo stated goals for improving IEDs (improvised explosive devices) in 2000. Ed Morrissey has the translated memo as well as some background and commentary.

That should do for now, I'll be back to regular posting as my work load allows.