Sen. John Kerry (Mass.), one of a half-dozen Democratic presidential contenders, delivered a major foreign policy address at Georgetown University Thursday evening. The text was forwarded to me by a buddy of mine. I include the complete text, with no comments, other than to add that I think Kerry may be on to something here.
Is France trying to get into the George Bush’s Axis of Evil? France has said, in effect, “non” to “guerre”. The French Foreign Minister Dominique de Villepin said his country would not support an Security Council resolutions authorizing war right now. And furthermore, if the Statue of Liberty gets blown up by terrorists pissed off at the attack on Iraq, France won’t replace it either! (OK. I made that last part up.)
Well, the anti-war protests that descended on Washington and other cities around the country and the world are over, and most seem to have been a success, assuming you count success as few injuries, few arrests, and being really friggin’ big.
I’ve decided to revise my estimate as to the start of a war against Iraq. I’m changing it to March 1 and not Feb. 21, as I previously said. Why? Because March 1 is a new moon, and the U.S. military loves to fight in the very dark of night. Also, the majority of troops …
The Financial Times reports that Muslim militants associated with Al Qa’ida and Ansar al-Islam in Georgia and Chechnya have developed the biological agent ricin and are moving into western Europe via Turkey. The trail was first picked up by in north London after British police arrested Islamic militants on Jan. 5, breaking up a production facility there.