Iraq a "Strategic Victory"?, Record Eurozone Unemployment, Sorry About Your Truck: P.M. Links
Forget second thoughts, Stephen Cambone, who served as the Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence from 2003 until 2007, says the Iraq War was "one of the greatest strategic victories of the United States." And failure looks like … ?
- GOP vice presidential pick? There's an app for that! Yeah, really — that's how Mitt plans to announce. Meanwhile, first lady Michelle Obama gets an opening night slot at the Democratic National Convention.
- The eurozone's unemployment rate is at a record 11.2 percent and on track to hit 11.5 percent by year's end. Twelve percent is a very real possibility for next year, say forecasters. The U.S. is just going to have to try harder to keep up.
- Spaniards seem to consider their country a bad bet — tens of billions of euros pour out of the country as people seek a haven that isn't on the brink of insolvency.
- How tight are the Brits controlling the Olympic image? Graffiti artists are under strict orders to steer clear of the Olympic rings. "There's very strict copyright control on that." Overall, the games are getting tagged as "the most totalitarian" yet.
- A Texas trucking company wants compensation after the DEA commandeered a vehicle and got the driver killed. All in a good cause, of course. Oh … perhaps not.
- The nation's capital is paying 305 students with poor academic and behavioral records $5.25 per hour to attend summer school. Nice work, if you can get it.
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