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The recent events in Tunisia, Egypt and other countries in the Middle East have had both the leaders of Iran and the Iranian people excited, but for completely different reasons.
Libyan protesters seeking to oust longtime leader Moammar Gadhafi defied a crackdown and took to the streets in four cities Thursday on what activists have dubbed a "day of rage," amid reports that at least 14 demonstrators have been killed in clashes with pro-government groups.
In the current fiscal climate, Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates' drive to make the Department of Defense more efficient and accountable is essential. The department must always be a good steward of taxpayers' dollars. As of now, Defense has been forced to cut $78 billion from the budget over the next five years. Mr. Gates has further challenged the service chiefs to come up with $100 billion in savings with the understanding that they will then be able to reinvest in modernization of other "must fund" programs.
A White House official says President Barack Obama has spoken with CBS reporter Lara Logan in the wake of the network's announcement that she was brutally attacked in Egypt.
Leading senators are raising concerns about the Muslim Brotherhood's growing influence on Egypt's transitional government following last week's resignation of President Hosni Mubarak.
Where did Barack Obama get these guys? Presidents good and bad have learned not to expect too much from the intelligence agencies, the distributors of expensive clappertrap over the years, but this week the two top spooks revealed just how much they don't know — and, given the president's own romantic view of Islam, maybe they don't want to know.
For a moment, it seemed Egypt wasn't just throwing off its political shackles. Women long suffering from the scourge of sexual harassment reported Cairo's Tahrir Square, command central of the uprising, had become a safe zone free of the groping and leering common in their country.
Libyan protesters seeking to oust dictator Moammar Gadhafi defied a crackdown and took to the streets in five cities Thursday, amid reports at least 20 demonstrators were killed in clashes with pro-government groups, as unrest continued across the Middle East and North Africa.