THE BLOG
06/17/2007 08:47 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

June 17, 2007 News Update

President Bush meets with Pope Benedict XVI, who raises questions about Iraq War. Bush explains that while Pope may be infallible on matters of faith, he's infallible on matters of Iraq.

Bush causes minor flap by referring to Pope as "Sir" instead of "Your Holiness." Beats "Turd Blossom."

Bush mobbed by adoring fans in Albania. Administration looking into how to move White House to Tirana.

Bush's watch disappears during plunge into crowd. Condoleezza Rice assigned to monitor eBay.

Bush names Chief of Naval Operations to be Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff after Gen. Peter Pace is canned. Since nothing else has worked in Iraq, why not send in the Navy?

Sen. Majority leader Reid criticized for referring to Pace as "incompetent." Critics may have a point. Why single out Pace?

New strategy for Iraq: Turn it over to Sopranos writer David Chase and he'll end war abruptly.

"Surge" now completed in Iraq. Mission still Un-Accomplished.

Administration sends high-ranking officials to Baghdad to urge Iraqi leaders to meet benchmarks for progress. One benchmark already met: Number of US officials sent to Baghdad to urge Iraq leaders to meet benchmarks.

Federal Appeals Court rules President may not declare civilians in this country to be "enemy combatants" and have them held by military indefinitely. White House says Damn the Constitution, Full Guantanamo Ahead!

At last, some good news from Middle East: Hamas and Fatah killing each other in Gaza.

Outgoing British Prime Minister Tony Blair blasts media as "feral beast." Better a feral beast than a poodle.

Federal Judge rules Scooter Libby must go to jail even before appeals are exhausted. Wanna bet he spends less time in jail than Paris Hilton?

Senate Judiciary Committee to issue subpoenas to former White House Counsel Harriet Miers and White House advisor Karl Rove in US Attorneys scandal. Democrats finally overcome subpoena envy.

Dick Cheney's Lesbian daughter endorses Fred Thompson for president. Is that good or bad for Thompson?

Former Sen. Al D'Amato endorses Fred Thompson for president, not Rudy Giuliani. Is that good or bad for Giuliani?

Dem. Congressman "Dollar Bill" Jefferson indicted on 16 counts. In reporting story, Fox News shows video of Cong. John Conyers. Well, they all look alike, don't they?

Investigators found $90,000 in cash in Jefferson's freezer. Means his assets are already frozen.

Reports say US military was looking into production of "gay bomb" to make enemy soldiers homosexual. To be dropped by the Enola Gay? Besides, would it work if enemy adopted "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy?

What's really needed is a bomb to be dropped on US Military officials who are firing gay Arabic translators.

Actor Wesley Snipes claims he's being charged with tax evasion because he's black. Since he didn't file tax returns from 1999 to 2004, better he should claim he's a black amnesiac.

Golfer John Daly shows up for tournament with scratches on face. What's the big deal? Isn't he a scratch golfer?

Washington judge sues local dry cleaner for $67.3 million over alleged loss of pants. And that's only half a law suit. NY Times headline: Judge Tries Suing Pants Off Dry Cleaners.