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Sen. John McCain saluted the Constitution's checks and balances and repudiated multiple Bush-Cheney usurpations on May 15 in Columbus, Ohio. But whether the salute will prove more than a restricted railroad ticket good for this day and train only remains uncertain. McCain, nevertheless, deserves applause for spotlighting the greatest threat confronting the country: executive despotism facilitated by secret government.
BAGHDAD (AP) — Suspected Sunni insurgents ambushed a minibus carrying police recruits near the Syrian border yesterday, killing all 11 passengers, Iraqi officials said. It was the first deadly attack since Iraqi forces began a major sweep against al Qaeda fighters in the region.
The biggest stumbling block to peace in the Middle East is the mindset of suspicion, reaction and hatred among its sentient people. That "comfort zone" ultimately hurts those who practice it far more than it hurts the objects of their vitriol.
President Bush today defended negotiations over North Korea's nuclear program, saying they have been effective, but added that the communist regime must give a full declaration of all its nuclear activities before the end of the year.