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Saturday, April 12, 2003

On a totally unrelated topic, check out My Way if you are a Yahoo user. The look an feel will be familiar... The nice thing is... NO POPUPS, NO BANNER ADS, NO CLUTTER (unless you change your layout to get clutter). The folks who run iwon.com own this site. I've made the switch from Yahoo, and I can honestly tell you I don't miss Yahoo at all. Did I mention that Google is built-in?

Interesting news related to the Pentagon's deck of 55. AP is reporting Saddam's Science Adviser Surrenders. This is the man who was at the front Iraq's interference campaign with the UN. I wonder what country he will be taken to for "questioning". The military, with the Al Queda hunt under their belt, knows which countries are the best at extracting information with methods that may not be legal in the US. I suspect that just the mention of which country he will be taken to for questioning will change his tune substantially. Remember he is a government offical, not a trained terrorist - although in Iraq the difference is semantic only...

The NATIONAL POST has an excellent story regarding the failure or the pro-appeasement block (France, Germany, Russia, and yes Canada). The most notable information is on the little known (until now) oil firm TotalFinaElf and their business with Sadam's Iraq. Big supprise Canada dumps support for the U.S. when the largest shareholder in the company is related to to the Canadian PM.

Eason Jordan's The News We Kept to Ourselves is a masterpiece of moral relativism and revisionist history. In a nutshell CNN was TOLD DIRECTLY by Uday Hussein that he intended to assassinate two of his brothers-in-law who had defected and also the man giving them asylum, King Hussein of Jordan. Whom did CNN share this news with? Only King Hussein, who was never in any real danger. The brothers-in-law where never warned, and the rest is, as they say, history. The brothers-in-law were lured back to Iraq and shot...

Note: The full article (not the abstract) is available here.

Friday, April 11, 2003

Sad news about the death of David Bloom and Michael Kelly. David Bloom is remembered by collegues at Romenesko, and Michael Kelly is remembered at Slate.


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