25 September 2003

Americalaterism threatens UN

Dana Milbank […] pays great attention to angry Kofi Annan and frustrated Jacques Chirac suggesting that the UN is in great danger for the first time since 1945 because of American unilateralism. But you have to wonder: Soviet unilateralism in Afghanistan and many other countries was apparently never a "fork in the road" for UN bureaucrats, was it?
-- Tim Graham
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The deeply held convictions of Wesley Clark

[source, source]
"Mary, help!" he [Wesley Clark] called to his press secretary, Mary Jacoby, at the front of the plane, as he faced questions about Iraq. "Come back and listen to this." […] Ms. Jacoby said. "You said you would have voted for the resolution as leverage for a U.N.-based solution." "Right," General Clark responded. "Exactly."
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Great moments in journalism

A colleague of mine picked up a copy of the Cancun edition of the Miami Herald while he was there. It included a translation of an article from La Voz de Mexico, which referred to research by a Dr. Cyrill Sanders that concluded that the increasing number of post-menopausal women was contributing to global warming. In other words, hot flashes cause hot flashes. Yes, that's what we thought. A quick drive by Google revealed that the only source for this report could have been "this article":http://www.weeklyworldnews.com/features/scitech_story.cfm?instanceid=59013 in the ??Weekly World News??.
As one comment points out, it was "in Yahoo News":http://tv.yahoo.com/news/wwn/20030819/106130520003.html which was a likely step in the laundering chain.
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Ba'ath / Al Qaeda links roundup

[source] An "excellent compilation":http://www.techcentralstation.com/092503F.html of the evidence of links between the Iraqi Ba'ath and Al Qaeda dating back to 1994. One can also look at this "??NY Times?? story from 1998":http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/985906/posts about an indictment of bin Laden which specifically mentions his connections to the Ba'ath.
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