The Kensington Review

2 February 2004

Latest Commentary:
US District Judge Audrey Collins has held part of the Patriot Act unconstitutional. Some provisions of the act make it a crime to provide "expert advice or assistance" to those engaged in lawful and non-violent activities to achieve their political goals. It seems that those same provisions violate the First and Fifth Amendments. The question isn't why the judge decided the case this way but rather how in the name of all that is right did these provisions ever get into the Act. Click here to read more.

Sometimes things really are black and white. The Hutton Report came out last Wednesday exonerating Prime Minister Blair and his government from the charge that they "sexed up" the intelligence dossier on Iraq in an effort to get Parliament's backing for war. The Report slammed the BBC for the way it reported the allegation, and it has already cost BBC Chairman Gavyn Davies and Director-General Greg Dyke their jobs. The real shake-up, though, should be over at MI6. Click here for more.
Quotation of the Moment:

"Let me begin by saying, we were almost all wrong, and I certainly include myself here."

-- David Kay, former weapons inspector in Iraq


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