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Topic - Ingrid Newkirk
They had legendary good spirit and the inner mettle to grapple with grim reality as well. That would be the Office of Strategic Services — the OSS — a clandestine agency created during World War II by Army Maj. Gen. William J. Donovan that was the predecessor of the CIA. The inventive determination of those 13,000 uncommon warriors who fought against Nazis and other American enemies seven decades ago has not been forgotten, however.
Vegetarians could very well join President Obama's circle of special interest groups.
First it was Texas. Gov. Rick Perry, then Herman Cain, who shot to giddy fame and then slumped in the polls after their imperfections were magnified in an unfriendly media marketplace. But alas. Now it's Newt Gingrich's turn, some insist.
Run for the hills. Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. has incurred the wrath of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), which has condemned him for serving hot dogs to troops returning home from combat tours, during an appearance on Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report."
PETA wants less Moore
"As long as there's anybody who's willing to kill a chicken, a cow or a pig to make their meal, we are all for this," said Ingrid Newkirk, PETA's president and co-founder. "Instead of the millions and billions (of animals) being slaughtered now, we could just clone a few cells to make burgers or chops."
"People who are vegetarian for religious, health, environmental, or ethical reasons — with all due respect, I'm writing on behalf of them, as well as our millions of members and supporters, particularly young vegetarians who look to you to recognize their very existence," says Ingrid Newkirk, president of the animal rights group, in a letter to Mr. Obama.