Sunday, July 8 in the news....
- A French official has suggested Bush was behind September 11. President Bush's spokesman said the only thing Bush has been behind is his classmates.
- Australia's defence minister has said that oil is one of his country's motivations for keeping its troops in Iraq. This has caused an uproar among anti-war protestors who accused the US/British/Australia coalition of going in for that reason. The defence minister didn't know what all the fuss was about, noting how his other observations in the national interest are pretty straight forward, such as Afghanistan being a drain on costs because it has troublesome logistical complexities and is more useless than an African country when you combine that with anarchy, corruption and lack of resources, but because of its geostrategic positioning in regards to other hostile enemies it remains important to the West, and onto Africa, that if Sudan was like oil rich Nigeria then the northern Arab Muslims of the country would be stopped from slaughtering the southern Black Africans because it wouldn't be throwing Western tax money down the drain fighting Arab-funded Muslim militias, then onto authoritarian China, highlighting how important it is to negate their pursuit of more power over the region and the world by surrounding them with closer military ties to Japan and India, and using Muslim terrorism in Central Asia as the foundation for a global missile defence and American bases there in order to prepare for the future conquering of the fascist/communist power brokers in mainland East Asia.
- An 11-year-old girl was charged with drunken driving after leading police on a chase at speeds of up to 100 mph that ended when she flipped the car in an Alabama beach town. The 11 year old said she didn't want to get caught like her idol Paris Hilton.
- Heavy gunfire and explosions rocked Islamabad early on Saturday as Islamist students holed up in a mosque battled Pakistani security forces after the militants' leader said he would accept "martyrdom" before surrender. Across the city, another group of students were doing the same thing on behalf of the Urban Planning degree.