Friday, August 15 in the news.....
- President Bush on Friday accused Russia of 'bullying and intimidation' in its harsh military treatment of Georgia, Prime Minister Putin responded by saying, "Yeah but we won't ever be voted out for it, ha I so owned you!"
- A top Russian general said Friday that Poland's agreement to accept a U.S. missile defense battery exposes the ex-communist nation to attack, possibly by nuclear weapons. Poland thought about it and released a statement: 'We've been attacked and slaughtered by both Soviets and Nazis from each side of our borders, so what the heck, we're doing this'.
- A bus veered off a mountain road and plunged into a ravine in central China on Friday, killing at least 11. This was in line with the 'one bus off a mountain road into a ravine' population control policy.