Friday, March 04, 2005

Edited by Victor A. Cuvo

Syria Weighs Troop Pullback From Lebanon Syria Weighs Troop Pullback From Lebanon
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) - Syrian President Bashar Assad was under pressure Saturday to announce a full troop withdrawal from Lebanon, though the announcement officials said he's likely to make - a partial pull-back - won't please President Bush, who said anything short of a full withdrawal would be...

Former Iraq Hostage Returns to Italy

Russians think Stalin was a positive force
MOSCOW, March 4 ( UPI)- Joseph Stalin, head of the ex-Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, is considered by 50 percent of Russians as playing a positive role in Russia's history


....Russians split in their estimations of Joseph Stalin's role in history -

Rather Discusses Guard Story on Letterman...

Rich Lowry: Don’t expect a useful ruling on the Ten Commandments

Professor John Kenneth Galbraith by WFB: William F. Buckley, Jr.

Five Justices Shred Constitution To Protect Cold-Blooded Killers
by Terence P. Jeffrey, Human Events

ANN COULTER Calling the Kettle Gay


Byrd Droppings
Have the Democrats already lost the filibuster fight?

Robert Byrd, on the floor of the United States Senate today, comparing the move by Republicans to change Senate rules to end obstructionism in the judicial confirmation process to the maneuvers of Hitler:

"Hitler's originality lay in his realization that effective revolutions in modern conditions are carried out with, and not without, not against, the power of the State. The correct order of events was first to secure access to that power of the State, and then begin his revolution. Hitler never abandoned the cloak of legality. He never abandoned the cloak of legality. He recognized the enormous, psychological value of having the law on his side. Instead, he turned the law inside out and made his illegality legal. And that is what the nuclear option seeks to do. To Rule 22 of the standing rules of the Senate. I said to someone this morning who was shoveling snow in my area. "What does nuclear option mean to you?" He answered, "Oh, you mean with Iran?" The people generally don't know what this is about. The nuclear option seeks to alter the rules by sidestepping the rules, thus making the impermissible the rule."


125! Oldest person in the World????

The Supreme Court
An Assessment Of The Case Nixing Racial Segregation Of Prisoners

Gene Tunney, 1926-28 World Heavyweight Champion Tunney with a cut lip