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Latest Iraq Items
Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama yesterday introduced a broad agenda to combat urban poverty, which he said would cost "billions of dollars a year" but be funded by savings from ending the Iraq war.
The tidy cots, the earnest speeches, the candlelight vigil. After staging a 21-hour debate over the war in Iraq on Tuesday night, Sen. Harry Reid pined for drama, publicity and pundit chatter. Did the Nevada Democrat's dream of buzz and popular appeal come true?
Brig. Gen. Kevin Bergner told the Associated Press today that Khaled Abdul-Fattah Dawoud Mahmoud al-Mashhadani, the highest-ranking Iraqi in the leadership of al Qaeda in Iraq, has been arrested.
Ronald Reagan used to tell the story of a boy so optimistic that when he woke up on Christmas morning and was confronted with a huge mound of manure, he gleefully began shoveling. "There's a pony in here someplace," he exclaimed.
Real threats to public health Despite years of promotion by biotechnology cheerleaders such as Henry Miller ("Gore vs. the environment," Commentary, Saturday), consumers are justifiably wary of milk produced with the artificial growth hormone recombinant bovine somatotropin, or rBST. Bovine somatotropin (bST) is a protein hormone that occurs naturally in cows. rBST is the genetically modified version used to increase milk production. Proponents of rBST claim that it is indistinguishable from the naturally occurring hormone, but the United States is the only industrialized country to approve rBST. Japan, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the European Union outlawed the artificial hormone due to unanswered questions about links to breast, colon and prostate cancer, as well as increased rates of infections in cows.
A Muslim civil rights group yesterday blamed the Bush administration for promoting "Islamophobia" and said the "war on terror" won't stop terrorists.