Saturday, January 06, 2007

In the News XIV

Critics slam Harper foe enlarging cabinet
http://lfpress.ca/newsstand/News/National/2007/01/05/3175745-sun.html
More Big Government in Canada. Tories are starting to look a lot like the Liberals. Also Wajid Khan should step down and fight a by-election if he wishes
to cross the floor. Tories look like hypocrites having criticized Belinda Stronach earlier.

Saddam still has his fans
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/810057.html

Iran to press on with Nuclear Program.
http://jta.org/page_view_breaking_story.asp?intid=6307
China came down forcefully on Iran but I am not sure this will help.

Abbas declares Hamas militia illegal
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3348962,00.html
Another failed state is in its early genesis.

Teddy Kollek RIP
http://www.voanews.com/english/2007-01-04-voa29.cfm
Israel buries the kegendary Jerusalem mayor.

Chavez opts for Nepotism
http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/01/06/america/LA-GEN-Venezuela-Cabinet.php
I guess he is following in the footsteps of his hero Castro.

Time to rebuild Cuban link
http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/opinion/16377273.htm
At least someone is thinking ahead

More troops to Iraq
http://www.itv.com/news/world_aca748e7c8bc7789a7897363d93f112d.html
How about allowing the ones that are currently there to do their job?

German economy on the rise
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601100&sid=aFWoMPGwulXM&refer=germany
Is Angela Merkel the next Maggie Thatcher? Methinks so.

Chirac is trying to be a hero
http://tvnz.co.nz/view/page/411366/952570
Is he genuine or is the French President trying to make himself look good
before the Presidential elections in April?

Cameron says Blair successor should call early election
http://news.scotsman.com/politics.cfm?id=21382007
Not much choice here - a watered down Tory Party vs Gordon Brown and the rabble.
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