• Well, today (comically taking place before Independence Day) America haters gathered outside the NYT building in DC to protest the first amendment. Malkin, of course, has pictures
• Former troop charged with rape and murder of Iraqis
WASHINGTON (AFP) - Prosecutors charged a US Iraq war veteran with raping and murdering an Iraqi woman, after gunning down three members of her family, including a five-year-old girl.UPDATE1 7:21 P.M.
The Justice Department said Steven Green, 21, a former private with the US Army's 101st Airborne Division, could face the death penalty if convicted over the latest alleged atrocities to taint the image of US soldiers in Iraq.
According to an affidavit filed along with the charges, crime scene photos taken after the alleged March 12 incident showed pictures of an Iraqi woman, an Iraqi male and a young girl -- who all appeared to have died of gunshot wounds.
: From the WaPo
Steven D. Green, a skinny, 21-year-old former private, was led into court wearing baggy shorts, flip-flops and a Johnny Cash T-shirt. He spoke only to confirm his identity and stared as a federal magistrate ordered him held without bond on murder and rape charges that carry a possible death penalty.
Oh, I see - he’s white trash.
If this man is found guilty, he needs to be imprisoned for life. Period. This is disgusting.
• Today’s winner of the Blogstorm award goes to this Plamegate story
that has popped up in my bloglines from nearly every.single.liberal.blog. (it might just be because the Kossers have a major crush on Waas)
President Bush told the special prosecutor in the CIA leak case that he directed Vice President Dick Cheney to personally lead an effort to counter allegations made by former Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV that his administration had misrepresented intelligence information to make the case to go to war with Iraq, according to people familiar with the president's statement.
Bush also told federal prosecutors during his June 24, 2004, interview in the Oval Office that he had directed Cheney, as part of that broader effort, to disclose highly classified intelligence information that would not only defend his administration but also discredit Wilson, the sources said.
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