Tuesday, November 14, 2006

More Final Throes

Up to 80 masked gunmen carried out the mass kidnapping of between 100 and 150 civilians at the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Scholars and Cultural Relations Directorate in central Baghdad.

The kidnapping prompted the Iraqi government to close all universities in the country today.

Monday, President Bush met with the independent Iraq Study Group -- and while saying he'd listen to new ideas on the war, he came away sounding like he still wants to "stay the course." He says “people making suggestions to recognize that the best military options depend upon conditions on the ground.”

But any mention of the meeting is absent from the main page at the White House website. (CNN, NYT, White House)

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