Friday, January 31, 2003
I'm not sure what happened, or when, but my site disappeared yesterday. If you visited, you got a blank white screen. I had to rebuild the site to bring it back.
It appears that the site was down all day yesterday, because I had *0* visitors to the site, which is a first. Even on my slow days, I have about 20 visitors stop by. If you tried to visit, I apologize.
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Thursday, January 30, 2003
Eight are with us
CNN reports that eight European governments have issued a joint public declaration of support for the US against Iraq.
The eight countries (most of which are governed by center-right parties) are Spain, Portugal, Italy, Denmark, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Great Britain.
Of course, France and Germany are not on the list, which is no surprise, considering their public pronouncements on the subject.
The statement also includes the by now obligatory statement that Iraq must disarm. However, the public support is welcome and appreciated, and might be enough to shut up the cries of "unilateralism" from the lefties in Europe and the US.
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Wednesday, January 29, 2003
Mugabe divides EU
Robert Mugabe, the leader of Zimbabwe, has been under EU sanctions for 11 months, which includes a visa ban. Now one of the countries wants to allow him to visit during an African continent leaders summit.
That country, of course, is France.
CNN has a full accounting of the story here. It is unsurprising that France is the source of the friction within the EU, as they seem to feel that the rules that they love to generate do not apply to them.
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OK, now it is official...
For those who had any doubts, the UN is a bastion of idiotarianism.
Check out this CNN headline:
Iraq to chair U.N. disarmament conference
Now tell me why we are expected to deal with a bureaucracy that can justify this kind of boneheaded thinking.
UNITED NATIONS (CNN) Iraq will chair the United Nations' most important disarmament negotiating forum during the panel's May session.
At the rules-minded United Nations, it's not a country's status with international weapons inspectors, but the letters in its name which determine which member state chairs the Conference on Disarmament.
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