Friday, March 03, 2006

Evening Open Thread

In case anyone needs to decompress.

A step in the left direction - The Dukester sentenced, even Fox shows Bush polls below 40%, and the AP wins the release of Gitmo detainee names. Let's count the positives, shall we? (so freaking sick of obsessing on the negatives)

U.S. Refuses to Give Visa to Sick Orphan

JOPLIN, Mo. - Melvin Karges and his wife Cheryl know about helping southeast Asian orphans. Their daughter Claira, now 2 1/2 years old, was adopted from Cambodia with a hole in her heart that was successfully treated here in the United States.


The U.S. government has refused to issue a medical visa or a humanitarian waiver for 6-year-old Tuan Van Cao. The couples are confused and frustrated, saying they have lined up private funding to cover treatment for a botched operation on the boy's diseased left hip that left him with a potentially fatal bone infection.

Semper Fi

At least 19 killed in attack on Iraq town

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Gunmen raided a small town near Baghdad and shot dead at least 19 people in what police said on Friday was a sectarian attack by Sunnis on Shi'ites, latest in a string of killings since a Shi'ite shrine was bombed last week.

Among the dead were Shi'ite migrant laborers shot down at a brick factory in a dusk raid on Thursday by a suspected al Qaeda-linked group. One local politician said at least 25 died, among them three children.

Semper Fi


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