Eric Florack on December 4th, 2006

TEHERAN, Iran- (The Jerusalem Post)- Iran’s parliament wants the next presidential elections to be held more than one year early, the Fars news agency reported Sunday. Parliament approved a draft bill upon which the parliamentary and presidential elections would be held simultaneously in the first quarter of 2008. As the next parliamentary elections are scheduled […]

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Eric Florack on December 4th, 2006

An emotional time around Casa De Bit tonight. Longtime readers of these pages will remember that a couple of years ago my mother in law passed on.  Among the other consequences of that happening was that we inherited number of pets… among them a canary. The bird was aged in the extreme for it’s kind, […]

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Well not quite.  U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan remains the U.N. version of JImmy Carter, simply a man without a moral clue. This  is Annan view: “I think they are right in the sense of the average Iraqi’s life,” Annan said. “If I were an average Iraqi obviously I would make the same comparison, that they […]

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Eric Florack on December 4th, 2006

WASHINGTON —FOX- U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton has abandoned his quest to remain at the world body next year, sending formal notice to the White House that he will leave when his temporary appointment expires in the coming weeks. The White House, which had been holding out hope for Bolton despite the writing […]

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davidl on December 4th, 2006

The King(Fidel Castro) is dead: HAVANA, Dec 2 (Reuters) – Cubans were astonished by ailing Fidel Castro’s absence from his birthday parade on Saturday, but many believe the only leader they have known for 47 years will survive his health crisis and return to public life.   Whether they like his communist government or not, […]

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Eric Florack on December 4th, 2006

CARACAS, Venezuela —AP– Emboldened by a resounding re-election, President Hugo Chavez pledged to shake up Venezuela with a more radical version of socialism and forge a wider front against the United States in Latin America. Opposition contender Manuel Rosales accepted defeat Sunday night, but promised to continue countering a leader whom he accuses of becoming […]

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