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Wednesday, April 16, 2003
On a much lighter note:
Tourist boycott smacks French, 'Cheese-eating surrender monkeys' factor deters Americans, Brits from sightseeing and this is also in the Wash. Postand they're getting hurt in the wine and cheese deprartments. I'm sure Jonah Goldberg will be elated when he reads this news....

President Chirac also called President Bush today, the first time the two have spoken in two months. I wonder what was discussed.

Tuesday, April 15, 2003
For all those who said Iraq didn't support or harbor terrorists, here's some news:

Abu Abbas, Palestinian terrorist convicted of 1985 Achille Lauro cruise ship hijacking and murder, captured by U.S. troops in Iraq
Abbas was convicted for the murder of Leon Klinghoffer (a disabled US citizen) on the Achille Lauro
(Note: the story is still developing in the media)

Abbas was involved with the PLF a PLO group, most recently based in Iraq, responsible for terrorist attacks against Israel. (follow the link to the ICT profile on the group)

This is a major victory in the war on terrorism

Monday, April 14, 2003
So there's now a vacancy in the Axis of Evil (more or less) with Iraq mainly out of the picture. So, who if anyone deserves Iraq's spot?
I'm personally thinking that both the Syrians and the Saudis are in the running for this distinction. A very brief (and by no means comprehensive list of reasons) include for each country:

Syria: Occupation of Lebanon, Support of Hizbullah (responsible for the deaths of 200+ Americans), support of other terror groups (too many to list), believed to posess chemical weapons, likely hiding Iraqi criminals.

Saudi Arabia: The main terror funder. Source of extremist Wahabism (type of Islam), 15 of the 19 9/11 hijackers, paid off Bin Laden in '98 to go to Afghanistan and not to attack their kingdom, exporter of extremist ideologies.

What does everyone think? Should they both go into the axis?

Sunday, April 13, 2003
Speaking of the rebuilding of Iraq (I know Tobias wanted responses to his post), here's a piece by Professor Kanan Makiya (bio), who is a professor in the NEJS department, titled: A Model for Post-Saddam Iraq (which he wrote for the American Enterprise Institute back in October).

He also wrote an op-ed for the Globe and Mail (Canada) on April 10th titled: This way to the promised land

I've only skimmed the pieces for now (lack of time), but they look very interesting, and they do provide a good blueprint for post-Saddam Iraq.