LINK - Senior Pentagon officials, including Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, have privately told colleagues they are determined to pin a fourth star on [Army Lt. Gen. Ricardo] Sanchez, two senior defense officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said this week.Item Two:
Rumsfeld and others recognize that Sanchez remains politically "radioactive," in the words of a third senior defense official, and would wait until after the Nov. 2 presidential election and investigations of the Abu Ghraib scandal have faded before putting his name forward.
LINK - The Bush administration plans to delay major assaults on rebel-held cities in Iraq until after U.S. elections in November, say administration officials, mindful that large-scale military offensives could affect the U.S. presidential race.Item Three:
LINK - Expect more gas pains.And yet the big story is that Kerry called Mary Cheney a lesbian, which she is.
Worries over lagging supplies sent crude oil and heating oil futures to new peaks Thursday, sparking predictions of higher gasoline prices in the coming weeks.
As it was, the average in California reached a record $2.378 for a gallon of self-serve regular Thursday, according to the Auto Club. Fresh highs were set in nearly two-thirds of the communities in a survey by the club, with the Santa Barbara region topping all others at an average of $2.499 a gallon.
The media's priorities are no more straight than Mary Cheney is. What an abysmal campaign Bush is running. Attack, attack, attack, but smokescreen the bullcrap he caused. A desperate little crackhead. And again, the media are buying into it, because petulance makes great TV.