Saturday, April 23, 2005

Saturday news roundup

Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez, faulted by some for leadership failures in the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal, has been cleared by the Army of all allegations of wrongdoing and will not be punished, officials said. Three officers who were among Sanchez's top deputies during the period of the prisoner abuse in the fall of 2003 also have been cleared. --The Associated Press

Whew--what a relief. Apparently, Abu Ghraib never happened, and it was all just a collective hallucination. Remember that sick feeling you got in the pit of your stomach when you thought you saw all those photos? Well, don't you just feel silly now?

Elsewhere in the headlines...
Common infections can lead to leukaemia

That's terrible! What else?
Childhood Infections Protect Against Leukaemia

Oh, well, good. But a little confusing.

Anything else?
Colds give kids leukaemia --The Sun (UK)

OK, now you're starting to piss me off. Any other news on this topic?
Early exposure to infection reduces child leukaemia --Times Online (UK)

Head spinning... Must sit down...
Common infections blamed for childhood leukaemia

And what do we learn from this? That's right: The British spell leukemia funny. And the writing of headlines is a true art form.


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