December 03, 2008

World News Update 12/3/08


Wednesday Dec. 3, 2008
http://www.thebereanchronicles.com/

Gitmo prosecutor who quit calls system 'appalling' and 'immoral'
A former US military prosecutor, who resigned rather than continue bringing cases against terrorism suspects at Guantanamo Bay in a system he found "defective" and "immoral," has spoken out for the first time in an interview with the BBC.

VIDEO - Anti-Religious Display At Washington State Capitol Raises Eyebrows
KING: With a nod to the winter solstice - the year's shortest day occurring in late December - the placard reads: "At this season of the Winter Solstice may reason prevail. There are no gods, no devils, no angels, no heaven or hell. There is only our natural world. Religion is but myth and superstition that hardens hearts and enslaves minds."

34 Nigerian kids die from tainted teething mix
Food and drug agency recovers 2,000 bottles of formula, flies in antidote
Nigerian food and drug regulators on Tuesday updated the death toll to 34 in an outbreak of fatalities among infants given a locally made teething formula tainted with a toxic thickening agent.

Bush: 'I Did Not Compromise My Principles'
Looking back on his eight years in the White House, President Bush pinpointed incorrect intelligence that Iraqi President Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction as the "biggest regret of all the presidency."

It's Time to Update the Pledge
Now, with the passing of the Rev. George M. Docherty, who died Thanksgiving Day at the age of 97, let us review why the phrase was added in the first place and why we should consider updating the pledge.

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