Arab leaders Sunday requested more time from the UN for Sudan to lay out a plan for quelling violence in Darfur. Give them more time? Just how long are they willing to wait? Give me a break.
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The ongoing cease-fire in Lebanon was greatly endangered over the weekend as Israeli forces attacked a Hizballah target. UN Secretary General Kofi Annan was none too pleased, and Lebanon threatened to halt its troop deployment to the south. Lebanese Defense Minister Elias Murr didn’t go further with that threat, but said that if anyone incited more violence with Israel was an ally of the enemy Israel. He also announced that “all militant groups [will be assured] of harsh measures and a traitor’s fate if they incite Israeli retaliation.” This does not extend, however, to Hizballah; for Murr insists that “we consider that when the resistance (Hezbollah) is committed not to fire rockets, then any rocket that is fired from the Lebanese territory would be considered collaboration with Israel to provide a pretext (for Israel) to strike.”
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Congressman John Kline (R-Minnesota) has offered an apology for his response to the Haditha incident where Marines allegedly killed a number of Iraqi civilians. “This was a small number of Marines who fired directly on civilians and killed them. This going to be an ugly story,” Kline said after hearing about the incident. Problem is, this hasn’t gone to court yet-he stated as fact what are as yet only accusations. Hey Kline, ever heard of innocent until proven guily? The initial outcry from Kline was just the kind of energetic pandering that so many GOP congressman engage in these days. This time, one got burned. Now if in the end he was right, may those guilty pay in full for committing such atrocities. But you get the point.
Story at Time