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Thursday, December 18, 2003
I get many of my links from antiwar.com, including this Financial Times story from yesterday by Mark Turner on Team Bush's anti-proliferation efforts:
Three months after President George W. Bush called on the United Nations for new action against the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, the US has circulated a draft Security Council resolution that would oblige states to clamp down on the flow of weapons to terrorists and other "non-state actors"...On top of that, recent events show they have to be special states.
Personally I wish they would admit that, for better or worse, this is gun control.
Another Financial Times piece from yesterday is Jean Eaglesham's report on Blair's backtracking:
Tony Blair yesterday signalled a retreat from his previous confident assertions that weapons of mass destruction would be found in Iraq...Julia Day of The Guardian has more.
CBS News writes:
For the first time, the chairman of the independent commission investigating the Sept. 11 attacks is saying publicly that 9/11 could have and should have been prevented, reports CBS News Correspondent Randall Pinkston.***
It feels good to have been ahead of the curve.
The quote of the day has to go to Sandy P. who writes, "It's bad enough we have to fight islamo- and eurofascists, (then China and beyond) but the 5th column here, too?"
Now I would think that defeating the enemy within would be easy if you could defeat China and the rest of the world. And how much of a struggle could it be to fight "eurofascists"? It isn't like those goddamn pacifistic defeatist appeaser frogs are going to put up a fight.