The Kensington Review

15 March 2006

Latest Commentary: Volume V, Number 32
Bush Launches Iraq PR Offensive in US -- President Bush spoke at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies at George Washington University on Monday, launching a new public relations offensive to restore the American public’s faith in his war in Iraq. The latest CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll has his approval rating down at 36%. A headline yesterday read, “Bloody Baghdad: 86 Bodies in 30 Hours.” Yet, Mr. Bush vowed at GWU, “We will not lose our nerve.” This war was never about American nerve, but rather the administration’s wisdom.

Israel Raids Palestinian Jail to Capture PFLP Leader Saadat -- The latest battle in Jericho was a more one-sided affair than the one in which Joshua fought. Israeli tanks and helicopters went after a jail in Palestinian territory to lay their hands on Ahmed Saadat, (a/k/a Abu Ghassan) leader of the marginally important Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, while the Palestinians watched and then protested. With elections in Israel a couple of weeks away, it was time for the current regime to look tough.

British Minister Calls for World Bank and IMF Reform -- The British international development secretary, Hilary Benn, addressed MPs and aid workers in one of the House of Commons committee rooms earlier this week. Normally, this wouldn’t amount to anything more than an excuse for a drink at Annie’s Bar afterward. Mr. Benn, however, actually said something important, suggesting that the top jobs at the World Bank and IMF shouldn’t automatically go to an American or European respectively. As a government minister, this reflects official British thinking, and it is welcome.

Isaac Hayes Quits “South Park” over Scientology Satire -- In any contest for the title of "World’s Coolest Man," Isaac Hayes is a top contender. Heck, the man wrote the theme to “Shaft.” He is also the voice of Chef on the raunchy cartoon “South Park.” At least, he was until the show took a swipe at Scientology, which is Mr. Hayes preferred faith.

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