Saturday, March 24, 2007

Sleepy Saturday Open Thread

A few things of note:

EJ Dionne points out Republican hypocrisy in his editorial, Inserting Politics Into Justice.

The UN Security Council has passed new sanctions on Iran. The US didn't get everything it wanted however, due to objections and veto threats from Russia and China.

About the possibilty of a federal Canadian election:

Insiders say the federal Conservatives are split between hawks who want to force an election this spring and those who say Prime Minister Stephen Harper should continue in power as long as possible.

The hawks are certain to be emboldened by a new poll putting the Conservatives at 39 per cent nationally, one of their strongest showings outside of an election campaign in recent years and enough to place them in striking distance of a majority victory. The Liberals have 31 per cent, the NDP 13, and the Green party 9 per cent.

Shssh! Don’t Tell Americans How We Treat “Enemy Combatants”

From Dahr Jamail:

Iraq is the most dangerous place in the world for journalists. Along with names and dates, the Brussels Tribunal has listed the circumstances under which Iraqi media personnel have been killed since the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in March 2003. This extremely credible report cites 195 as dead. If non-Iraqi media representatives are included, the figure goes beyond 200. Both figures are well in excess of the media fatalities suffered in Vietnam or during World War II.

What's going on in your corner of the world?

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