Sunday, October 02, 2005

Weekend news

Suicide bombers were responsible for the bombings in Bali, Washington Post. Two al Qaeda fugitives linked according to local officials, AP.

Ayad Allawi's efforts to return to power in Iraq, New York Times:

But the obstacles are daunting, and include Mr. Allawi's history as a C.I.A. favorite and the difficulties of secular campaigns in Iraq. Mr. Allawi had planned a "national unity" conference in Baghdad to unite moderate parties, with simultaneous satellite meetings in two other Iraqi cities. But all three events were postponed because of security concerns.

Middle class Iraqis in the New York Times:

"I am very worried," he said, sweating after his third trip in two hours to fiddle with a generator on the roof. "No power. No peace. Do you think this is life? It is hell."

Downstairs, his wife was clearing lunch dishes. "In these two years I've learned to be patient," she said. "To be brave."

Senator Santorum is in big trouble in Pennsylvania, Morning Call:

Overall, Casey leads Santorum, 37 percent to 29 percent, with 31 percent undecided.

One interesting congressional race in California, New York Times:

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 1 (AP) - Marilyn Brewer, a leading Republican candidate for the nation's only open House seat, stared into the television camera and proclaimed her support for the president. She was not talking about George W. Bush.

"I stand side by side with Ronald Reagan on less taxes and less government," Ms. Brewer, a former state assemblywoman, told voters at a candidate forum.

Cragg Hines has a great piece in the Houston Chronicle about Posse Comitatus:

Therefore, Bush's reasoning on the Insurrection Act as it might have applied to New Orleans would be interesting to read and dissect.

Given the latest reports about how officials and news reports seem to have overstated the lawlessness in New Orleans, it would be interesting to see to what extent Bush's case rested on any exaggerated claims.

And besides, it's simply an important document that should be made public.

Frist's stock sale looks less suspicious, but that is only if you ignore the fact that he is controling his blind trust, Washington Post.

The Republican united front is a veneer, Los Angeles Times.

A new Supreme Court begins Monday, CNN.


Blogger Bassizzzt said...

Suicide bombers: coming to the USA?

Just a thought.

12:09 AM  

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