Another interesting twist in the Global War on Terrorism. Iraq’s biological weapons program, which is one of W’s excuses for bombing him (and lots of innocent civilians), got its start with considerable assistance from good old Uncle Sam. And it happened in the 80s, when Ronnie and Daddy were running the country, so we can’t even blame it on Bill Clinton.
So where do we fit in the new Bush doctrine of pre-emptive strikes against regimes that supply weapons of mass destruction to terrorists? Maybe Al-Qaida’s strike against the U.S. was just an early adoption of that doctrine.
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Aside from the fact that the name is somewhat of a misnomer, this kind of research and development looks like another great reason to annihilate Iraq … except that it ain’t Iraq that’s working on it. Pot, meet kettle.
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Reports about the Countryside March are still trickling in. Somebody passed along a link to a Sun article that had some interesting coverage .. and lack of coverage. Not quite Camilla, but close.
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Reports from London indicate that over 400,000 marchers participated in the Countryside March (see below). Final totals are likely to be higher. And travellers from North America and other parts of the globe added a wonderful air of international solidarity, as demonstrated by this Floridian.
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And, of course, we should all be concerned about Dubya\’s continued march towards war in Iraq. But there are others (far too few, I\’m afraid) who are making the argument against that insanity far more eloquently than I could. I suppose I should find and link to some good examples, but for the moment I just want to stand up and be counted on the side of peace.
Worldwide, on a personal level, I guess I need to be interested in Countryside Alliance ‘Liberty & Livelihood March’
occurring today in London. For those who don’t share my interest in foxhunting, and therefore may be unaware of this issue, the British government is considering a ban on hunting with hounds, and those whose liberty and livelihood is threatened by this are planning one of the largest protests London has ever seen, anticipating crowds of over 300,000.
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The biggest news statewide is, of course, our governor’s embarrassing predicament. For those in more distant locations (or living under a rock), Gov. Paul Patton is following in the footsteps of fellow Democrat, former Pres. Bill Clinton. He’s been sued by a woman claiming he had state regulators shut down her nursing home in retaliation after she quit bonking him.
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