Eric Florack on December 10th, 2003

“Citing national security concerns, Deputy U.S. Defence Secretary Paul Wolfowitz issued a memorandum saying prime rebuilding contracts will be limited to firms from nations that supplied forces for the U.S.-led coalition or declared their support for the ouster of Saddam Hussein.” So says a report in Canada’s National Post for today. “John Manley, the Deputy […]

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Eric Florack on December 10th, 2003

Yahoo News ,Link”: “BAGHDAD (AFP) – Thousands of Iraqis, some watched over by US Apache helicopters, demonstrated in Baghdad and other cities to condemn ‘terrorism’ in their country. “ Will it have much effect on the people they’re protesting against? Likely, no. But it WILL take some of the bite out of the airheads here […]

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Eric Florack on December 10th, 2003

Cal Thomas: notes that the some American high school students will be taught Chinese language and culture under a $1.4 million program financed by the Beijing government. He asks: “When will the Chinese Communists allow Americans into their high schools to teach about capitalism, freedom, God and what really happened at Tiananmen Square in 1989 […]

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NEWSOM: ‘THE TIME FOR CHANGE IS HERE’ / CLOSE RACE: Gonzalez does well against Dems: “Gavin Newsom, riding voter frustration with homelessness and fueled by nearly $4 million in campaign contributions, won election Tuesday as San Francisco’s 42nd mayor in a campaign viewed as a test of strength for the city’s dominant Democratic Party organization. […]

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Eric Florack on December 10th, 2003 – Support for Bush, war going back up: “WASHINGTON ? Public support for the war in Iraq, on the downswing since establishing the peace there turned messy, has climbed back to its highest level since August, a USA TODAY/CNN/Gallup Poll shows” Kinda puts that laugh a minute “Debate” they had last night into a […]

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Eric Florack on December 10th, 2003

Earthquake in Taiwan: “TAIPEI (Reuters) – A strong earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale has rattled eastern Taiwan but there are no immediate reports of casualties or damage, the weather bureau says.” Let’s see. Virginia, Oklahoma, and now Taiwan. Hmmmm.

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