"On Topic" With Doug Krile

Friday, February 02, 2007

Followup Time

Quick followup posts to a couple of important stories.  Both via ThinkProgress.  First topic - White House response to the NIE.

Hadley Ignores NIE, Says White House Will Still Not Call Iraq A ‘Civil War’

At a press briefing this morning, National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley said the White House will continue to avoid using the term “civil war” to describe events in Iraq, despite the findings of the new National Intelligence Estimate. Hadley was pressed on the issue by ABC News’ Martha Raddatz: “Why do you go out of [...]

And, just for good measure, something of note about New Orleans.

Bush shifts $1.3 billion away from levee funding.

“President Bush is expected to shift $1.3 billion away from raising and armoring levees, installing floodgates and building permanent pumping in Southeast Louisiana in order to plug long-anticipated financial shortfalls in other hurricane-protection projects, a move Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) describes as a retreat from the president’s commitment to protect the [...]

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