Saturday, April 4, 2009

Just Can't Let Go Leads to Darkness

When it first became known that Roxana was being held in Evin Prison in Iran on a blog someone left a comment that she should stay in Evin Prison for a long time. The reason being because of Donald Rumsfeld and Abu Ghraib.

BTW & FYI General Sanchez was the one to blame for Abu Ghraib. No one needed a memo to tell them to do something. They did it because they wanted to. Only a selfish person would seek to hurt more innocent people because of the wrongs of someone else.

It seems some people have been waiting to use this against Rumsfeld or America by holding Miss Roxana Saberi.

How many Iraqi/Iranians were involved in who was brought to Abu Ghraib?

"Say: Who guards you by night and by day from the Beneficent? Nay, they turn away at the mention of their Lord."

"O men, serve your Lord Who created you and those before you, so that you may guard against evil."


Rumsfeld Says He Has Not Considered Resigning After Former Generals` Criticism.

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Original Source: NEWSHOUR JIM LEHRER: Good evening. I`m Jim Lehrer. On the NewsHour tonight: the news of this Tuesday; then, a debate over the precedents and the fallouts from the retired generals` assault on Defense Secretary Rumsfeld; with the beginning of the Chinese president`s four-day visit to the U.S., a look at the Internet and the Western influences on China; and a conversation with the Pulitzer Prize-winner for fiction, Geraldine Brooks. (BREAK)

JIM LEHRER: Stocks soared today on news the string of interest rate hikes could be near an end. That word came from the Federal Reserve`s top policymakers; they`ve raised rates 15 times in the last two years. The rally pushed the Dow Jones Industrial Average up 195 points today, to close above 11,268. It was the Dow`s largest point gain in nearly a year. The Nasdaq rose 45 points, nearly 2 percent, to close at 2,356. The market surge came despite another record close for crude oil. Futures in New York gained nearly a dollar to finish above $71 a barrel for the first time. Also today, the Labor Department reported wholesale inflation was up 0.5 percent in March, due mostly to the spike in gasoline prices. President Bush refused today to rule out a nuclear strike on Iran. He spoke amid rising tensions over the Iranian nuclear program. The president was asked how far the U.S. might go during an appearance in the White House Rose Garden. QUESTION: ... does that include the possibility of a nuclear strike? Is that something that your administration will plan for?

GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States: All options are on the table. We want to solve this issue diplomatically, and we`re working hard to do so. The best way to do so is therefore there to be a united effort with countries who recognize the danger of Iran having a nuclear weapon.

JIM LEHRER: The president of Iran today warned against any attack on his country. He spoke as the Iranian army showed off its military might. We have a report from special correspondent Roxana Saberi.

ROXANA SABERI, NewsHour Special Correspondent: Iran holds this Army Day Parade every year, but this year`s event comes at a time when Iran is facing more international pressure than it ever has to prove it`s not pursuing nuclear weapons. Iran`s president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, used the opportunity to send messages not only to his people, but also to the U.S.

PRES. MAHMOUD AHMADINEJAD, Iran (through translator): The land of Iran has created a powerful army that can powerfully defend its political borders and the integrity of the Iranian nation and cut the hand of any aggressor.

ROXANA SABERI: Iran`s army showed off missiles that are hard to track with radar, super-fast torpedoes recently tested in war games, and other domestically produced weapons. Iran launched an arms development program during its 1980s war with Iraq to make up for a U.S. weapons embargo. Since 1992, Iran has produced its own tanks, armored personnel carriers, missiles and a fighter plane.

PRES. MAHMOUD AHMADINEJAD (through translator): Today, you are among the world`s most powerful armies, because you rely on God.

ROXANA SABERI: The parade did not feature Iran`s Shahab-3 missiles, which have a range of about 1,200 miles and can carry a nuclear warhead. Those are operated by the country`s elite revolutionary guards whose forces are separate from the regular army.

JIM LEHRER: The U.S. and the other permanent members of the U.N. Security Council began meeting in Moscow today on Iran. Undersecretary of State Nicholas Burns said they discussed possible sanctions, but did not agree on anything. In Iraq today, a Sunni section of Baghdad was sealed off by Iraqi troops, a day after a major gun battle. Streets were largely empty, and most shops were closed. Six civilians and five gunmen were killed in Monday`s fighting. The U.S. military said the attackers were insurgents; residents said some were neighborhood men who thought Iraqi soldiers were working with Shiite death squads. Defense Secretary Rumsfeld said today he has not considered resigning. A half-dozen retired generals have called for him to step down, but Rumsfeld defended his five years at the Pentagon. And the chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Marine General Peter Pace, said commanders have plenty of chance to speak out before they retire.

GEN. PETER PACE, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman: It`s important for the American people to understand how this dialogue takes place, that they understand that decisions are not made in a vacuum, and that all of those of us who you trust with the lives of your sons and daughters -- you trust us -- that we are going to speak our minds as we should to the leadership so that they can make decisions based on as much knowledge as possible.

JIM LEHRER: We`ll have more on this story right after the news summary.

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