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Monday, March 10, 2003  

Important News

The senate is busy at work passing legislation that would "give the government new anti-terrorism powers to wiretap foreigners suspected of being 'lone wolves' plotting violence." Link here.

Also of note: President Bush is beginning to tire of the negative news cycles. Plans to take ball home if he doesn't see some genuflecting, PDQ. First word comes from the press, who felt the "press conference" last week was less than honest. Then there's this gem:

"GEORGE Bush pulled out of a speech to the European Parliament when MEPs wouldn't guarantee a standing ovation.

"A source close to negotiations said last night: "President Bush agreed to a speech but insisted he get a standing ovation like at the State of the Union address."



Oh yeah, and it looks like the war may be about oil after all. Anyway, that's the not-unreasonable conclusion one might draw upon learning that Halliburton won the contract to rebuild Iraqi oil fields.

Most of this news is brought to you by Genfoods, who, by the way, has some fantastic news links. Atrios, watch your back.

posted by Jeff | 5:34 PM |
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