Officials Warn of Possibility of Attack Around Sept. 11http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/12/national/nationalspecial3/12terrorr.html?ei=5065&en=12a3c4413593dcc4&ex=1124510400&partner=MYWAY&pagewanted=printIt's been 1,425 days since GWB said he'd catch UBL 'Dead or Alive!'CIA Commander: U.S. Let bin Laden Slip Awayhttp://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8853000/site/newsweek/Tommy Franks. "We don't know to this day whether Mr. bin Laden was at Tora Bora in December 2001,"Alleged Bin Laden Contact in Iraq Gov't ?http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20050811/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/american_bin_ladenThe State Department declined to comment.During his monthlong vacation George Bush will cycle without the secrecy that normally surrounds his long weekend rides. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8853003/site/newsweek/Judging by Bush's track record, that aggression borders on recklessness: last summer he flew over his handlebars, scraping his face and hands. Bush was so "fired up" about riding at the G8 summit in Gleneagles last month that he sought advice on how to handle the hilly Scottish terrain, says the family friend. (Bush crashed into a police officer.) "Got a little asphalt still embedded in my knuckles," Bush admitted last week.President using helicopter to enter, leave Texas ranch to avoid confrontation with mother of dead soldierhttp://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20050812.wxbush0812/BNStory/International/The mostly vacationing President Bush will head down the road Friday for some political fence-tending at the Broken Spoke Ranch, where he plans to eat a little barbecue and raise a lot of money for the Republican Party.Crawford protest grows in support, oppositionhttp://www.signonsandiego.com/news/state/20050812-0039-bush-peacemom.html
"You have hundreds of people protesting there; you have thousands upon thousands who are not," Becky Davis of Orrington, Maine, who has three sons in the military, told The Associated Press. "A lot of military families I've talked to think it's almost sickening to watch." Davis acknowledged that she doesn't know how she would react if one of her sons died in Iraq. But she said she would still support the war because she believes Saddam Hussein was an inhumane dictator who posed a direct threat to the US?Ranks Swelling At Camp Crawfordhttp://wcbstv.com/topstories/topstories_story_224083902.htmlOn Internet chat rooms and blogs, some organizations and soldiers' relatives are criticizing the protest, saying participants are trying to promote a left-wing agenda and lower troop morale?Majority of Soldiers Say Iraq Morale Lowhttp://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2005/07/20/national/w133525D22.DTLThe thing that bothered soldiers the most, the latest assessment said, was the length of their required stay in Iraq. At the start of the war, most were deployed for six months, but now they go for 12 months.The National Guard and Reserve suffered more combat deaths in Iraq during the first 10 days of August — at least 32, than in any full month of the entire war.http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050812/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/iraq_reservist_deaths;_ylt=AlV_nlqKFmu6xOnPK5Y0nDOs0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTA3b2NibDltBHNlYwM3MTY-The recent surge in Guard and Reserve combat deaths comes as the Army National Guard and Army Reserve are stuck in a prolonged recruiting slump that some attribute in large measure to young people's fear of getting sent to Iraq. More than 1,840 U.S. service members — active and reserve — have died since the war began.Oil prices struck a fifth-straight record high Friday, as strained refinery outputs and solid U.S. demand conspired to push crude above $67 a barrel.http://money.cnn.com/2005/08/12/markets/oil/index.htm"This rally is the perfect storm, It's surreal, it's like watching a movie."