The Kensington Review

18 May 2005

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Galloway Embarrasses US Senate Accusers -- George Galloway turned up at the US Senate yesterday to defend his name in the Iraqi oil-for-food scandal. He said he would give his accusers “both barrels.” He did better than that. He showed up the Washington game of personal destruction by innuendo and fabrications to be hollow, deceitful and un-American. Shame on America that it took a foreign politician to remind the Congress of the right to a fair hearing.

Newsweek Botches Koran Desecration Story -- Newsweek reported in last week’ issue that US jailers at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, flushed a Koran down the toilet to try to annoy their Fascislamic prisoners. The report set off riots in places like Pakistan and Afghanistan in which people got killed. And it turns out, the story wasn’t true, and the magazine has retracted it. Unfortunately, the magazine’s credibility is about as dead as a few of the protesters.

China Strikes Back over Currency and Textiles -- Trade relations between the US and China continued on a downward spiral over the last couple of days. US Treasury Secretary John Snow said China needs more flexibility in its exchange rate system. Also US officials said China could be labeled a manipulative trading partner if it doesn’t let its currency appreciate, pointing to the “China price” of textiles. China’s Commerce Minister Bo Xilai replied that this was “not reasonable.” Both sides need the Chinese currency to rise in value, but they can’t agree on how. Perhaps, Mr. Bush should be reminded that the Chinese are communists.

World Anti-Doping Agency Comes after Caffeine -- George Gregan is captain of Australia’s Rugby Union team (which is a different thing that Rugby League, and the differences are not relevant here), and as such, he is unknown in America. However, that may be about to change. Mr. Gregan has claimed that caffeine in large doses has helped his performance by 7%. Now, the World Anti-Doping Agency will consider re-instituting a ban on caffeine as a performance enhancing drug. The fight should prove amusing.

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