Wednesday, October 24, 2007

wednesday reads

The United States is spending about $8,000 per man, woman and child in the country to pursue wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to new estimates that show the wars will cost about $2.4 trillion over the next decade.

Turkish warplanes and troops attacked Kurdish rebels inside Iraq this week, security sources said on Wednesday, but Ankara wants to hold back from any major incursion for now to give diplomacy a chance.

More than half a million people were ordered to evacuate their homes in southern California as wind-driven wildfires raged for a fourth day Wednesday, razing communities and threatening to overwhelm exhausted firefighters.
Southern California Fires (10-23-07)
San Diego County Fires

Digby: The Art of the hissy Fit

Think Progress: White House ‘Eviscerates’ CDC Director’s Senate Testimony On Global Warming

G292.0+1.8: seeding new planets

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