Morning Report: April 19, 2006

Happy Patriots' Day. From among my homies in LJ-land, Little Miss Gun-To-a-Knife-Fight was so excited she, er, jumped the gun. Remember, that famous ride transpired on "the eighteenth of April in 'seventy-five". (Kitiara)

McClellan resigns. Scott McClellan has resigned as press secretary: 'White House press secretary Scott McClellan has announced he is resigning - the latest prominent personnel change in President Bush's staff. McClellan told reporters Wednesday that the White House is going through a period of change right now, and that he is ready to move on to different things. He said the White House will transition to a new press secretary in two or three weeks. His replacement was not named. President Bush, who accompanied McClellan for the announcement at the White House, thanked him for his work, saying he handled the difficult assignment of press secretary with class and integrity.' Morning Report endorses this candidate. (VOA)

ITM responds to murder. Iraq the Model: Kill us, but you won't enslave us.
Last week our little and peaceful family was struck by the tragic loss of one of its members in a savage criminal act of assassination. The member we lost was my sister's husband who lived with their two little children in our house.

He was a brilliant young doctor with a whole future awaiting him, the couple were the top graduates in their branch of specialty. They had to travel abroad to get their degrees and the war started while they were there but months after Saddam fallen they decided to come back to help rebuild the country and serve their people. ...

The terrorists and criminals are targeting all elements of life and they target anyone who wants to do something good for this country…They think by assassinating one of us they could deter us from going forward but will never succeed, they can delay us for years but we will never go back and abandon our dream.

We have vowed to follow the steps of our true martyrs and we will raise the new generation to continue the march, these children of today are the hope and the future.