|Department of Rumsfeld|
Friday, March 19, 2004
US Gunfire Increases Toll of Arab JournalistsBAGHDAD (IHT 03-19)
A reporter for the Arab satellite television station Al Arabiya died from his wounds Friday after U.S. soldiers shot him hours earlier along with a cameraman, who died at the scene. The death brought to five the number of journalists killed in Iraq in less than 24 hours.
"There are so many things that are untrue that are being reported by irresponsible journalists and ... television stations, particularly like al-Jazeera and al-Arabia," he said, adding that the Iraqi people are being given an unbalanced picture "of what is happening in their country."
Justice Department Appeals Detainment RulingThe Justice Department urged the court to overturn an appellate ruling that found President Bush had exceeded his constitutional authority in detaining Jose Padilla, an American citizen who the government contends has links to Al Qaeda.
''The ultimate issue,'' Ms. Newman said in an interview, ''is whether the president has the authority to order the military to detain a U.S. citizen captured on U.S. soil outside a zone of battle and to deny him access to a court to review the legality of that detention.''
Senate Probes Backing of Haitian InsurgentsThe DOD has supplied 20,000 M-16s and other equipment to the Dominican military over the past two years. Was the Dominican Republic being used as a staging ground for weapons transfers and coup plotting?
Pakistan Poses Greater Threat than Taliban"...the administration is still covering up for Pakistan, whose government recently made the absurd claim that large-scale shipments of nuclear technology and material to rogue states - including North Korea, according to a new CIA report - were the work of one man, who was promptly pardoned by President Pervez Musharraf. "