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Warrant Issued for Tom Delay

A Texas court has issued an arrest warrant for Republican House Majority Leader Tom Delay, ordering him to appear for booking on state conspiracy and money laundering charges. He is to appear in court on Friday.

Source here.

US Soldiers Defile Corpses, Taunt Locals

Dateline, an Australian news program, has aired video of US soldiers in Afghanistan burning the bodies of dead Taliban. The burning of the bodies was purported to be for hygene reasons, but Dateline also filmed a US psyops unit broadcasting taunts about the corpses:

Second British Military Investigator Found Dead In Iraq

Captain Ken Masters, the top British military police investigator working in Iraq, was found hanged at his barracks in Basra. Masters' job was to investigate abuse allegations against soliders in Iraq. Although he is married with two children and his death has been ruled a suicide, no suicide note was found.

Pentagon Reneges on Re-enlistment Bonus

In an effort to convince troops to re-enlist, the Pentagon offered a $15,000 bonus in January, but then in April reneged on the deal.

According to Senator Patty Murray, via the News Tribune:

The Pentagon has reneged on its offer to pay a $15,000 bonus to members of the National Guard and Army Reserve who agree to extend their enlistments by six years, according to Sen. Patty Murray (D-Seattle).

Plame Leak: A Senior White House Official May Have Flipped To Finger Cheney

As the conclusion to the investigation into the Plame leak grows near, rumors are circulating that a senior White House official has flipped and Vice President Dick Cheney may be a target. This could explain why Cheney has been keeping a low profile as of late.

A Washington Post article entitled "Cheney's Office Is A Focus in Leak Case" states:

British Soldiers In Iraq Killed with British-Designed Bomb Detonators

When terrorism increases, covert security organizations and terrorist organizations alike gain greater funding and power. In a great example of the schizoid world of covert security culture, British soldiers in Iraq are possibly being killed by bomb detonators designed, and passed on to terrorists, by British authorities. The bomb detonators are sophisticated, combining a command wire, a radio signal and an infra-red beam. How did it happen?

For Small Pets Up to 20 Pounds: Pet Stroller

"The ultimate way to take your small dog or pet anywhere you go!"

Bush Used Press Flack in Staged Photo-Op

Bush's infamous satellite-linked military photo op was not only rehearsed (you can listen to audio of a rehearsal of the it here), it was manufactured. At least one "soldier" in the event, a Corine Lombardo, was a military spokesperson rather than a combatant.

Governor of New York State Ordering Arbitrary Prison Extensions

Republican Governor George Pataki, who is rumored to have presidential ambitions, has ordered New York state officials not to release certain prisoners when their sentences complete.

Bush's "Closet Heterosexuals"

Radar Online has a great piece by Americablog's John Aravosis about "sexually ambiguous" players in the Bush Camp. Rove, who is linked with fake journalist/male escort Jeff Gannon, is not mentioned in the article.