Pow! Blammo! Sock-o! Helen Thomas proves herself the Mighty Fightin’ Journo as she body slams Ari “The Assassin” Fleischer in this exchange during a Jan. 6 White House press briefing. Ari never laid a glove on her.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has twice put the brakes on Russian military-backed coup plans to remove Saddam Hussein and avert a war, which would be contrary to Russia’s interests in the region. U.N. inspectors are finding “no smoking gun” and the United States’ war plans are becoming murky indeed.
If Saddam manages to last through 2003, he will become a factor in U.S. presidential politics — to George W. Bush’s detriment.
My apologies for my lack of posting for the last two weeks or so. I’ve been tied up with the Christmas holidays, other freelancing assignments and the 2003 CES show in Las Vegas. I will return to New York (and a “normal” life) on Saturday and will begin a more robust posting schedule.