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Wednesday, October 12, 2005

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Idiots

"receptive to technical intelligence (the weapons program), where the analysis was wrong, but apparently paid little attention to intelligence on cultural and political issues (post-Saddam Iraq), where the analysis was right."

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Condi’s welcome


Twenty-one people were killed in an upsurge of attacks in Afghanistan as US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice visited the country Wednesday to show American support for the battle against extremists.



Under pressure


Bush blinks twice. He touches his tongue to his lips. He blinks twice more. He starts to answer, but he stops himself.

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Chavez ready



CARACAS The White House may be focused on Iraq and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, but in Venezuela, President Hugo Chávez's most pressing concern seems to be the Bush administration.

Or, as he frequently puts it, the U.S. administration's grand plans to kill him and invade this oil-rich country.

The threats are so great, Chávez has said, that he has been forced to cancel numerous public appearances and create a civilian militia force that will make the Yankee hordes "bite the dust." And he warns that if the Americans are so foolish as to invade, "you can forget the Venezuelan oil."

"If the government of the United States attempts to commit the foolhardy enterprise of attacking us, it would be embarked on a 100-year war,"
Chávez told Ted Koppel of ABC television in an interview in September. "We are prepared. They would not manage to control Venezuela, the same way they haven't been able to control Iraq.


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Freedom of religion means only Christianity apparently
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