Sen. John Warner, an influential Republican on military affairs, gave President Bush a message on Iraq yesterday: Bring some of the troops home by Christmas as a signal to the Iraqi government that the U.S. commitment is not open-ended. Warner is the former chairman of the Armed Services Committee and was Navy secretary during the Vietnam War. His remarks followed the release of a new intelligence report that concluded the Iraqi government is not doing enough to assuage sectarian tensions.
Astronomers have found a large amount of nothing. A research team at the University of Minnesota has discovered a large hole in the universe. Scientists have known for years that there are patches in the universe that contain nothing, but what makes this void unique is its size. It is 1 billion light-years across.
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick's dogfighting charges have inspired several unique Humane Society fundraisers. For example, Vick trading cards—chewed, slobbered upon, and bitten by dogs—are being put up for sale on eBay, with proceeds going to the Humane Society chapter of the buyer's choice. This week, U.S. News ' s Michael Barone pondered why Vick may have had a fascination with blood sports.