In the newsroom: North Korea missiles, Iraq progress and Tiger Woods
Published: March 30, 2009
The Associated Press is reporting that the USS McCain and the USS Chafee left from the port of Busan, South Korea, to monitor the Norths expected missile launch. A spokesman wouldnt give their destination.
"I would say we're not prepared to do anything about it," Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on "Fox News Sunday" when asked if the Pentagon planned to shoot down the missile. "If we had an aberrant missile, one that looked like it was headed for Hawaii, we might consider it," he said.
Word out of the Pentagon this morning is that DOD will not comment further, but that such a statement would come from the White House or National Security Council.
The Pentagon will release its 15th Iraq Progress Report on Tuesday. While not completely comprehensive, it includes specific performance indicators and measures of progress toward political, security, and economic stability in Iraq.
Last report (in December) said we were looking to turn over to the Iraqis the last five provinces we had control over, up north. Well see what comes of it.
On the back page is the Michigan State stunner and a lookahead at the Final Four, but in case anyone missed it yesterday, Tiger Woods pulled off another come-from-way-behind victory at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. But its like he hit a grand slam to take the lead in the bottom of the sixth.
You have to view Tigers wins like innings, or quarters in football. Because the real Tiger Woods story is how soon, and by how much, he shatters every PGA record. Events are just chapters in the book.
Wins on the PGA tour Wins in majors Years on the tour
Sam Snead 82 7 42
Jack Nicklaus 73 18 25
Tiger Woods 66 1411