The Kensington Review

27 December 2006

Latest Commentary: Volume V, Number 153
Gerald Ford Dies at 93 -- Gerald Rudolph Ford was known as the “Accidental President.” He was never elected to either the vice presidency nor the presidency. His great political ambition was to become Speaker of the House. Fate intervened, however, and made him Richard Nixon’s successor. When he said, “our long national nightmare is over,” America found itself in better hands than it could appreciate at the time.

Saddam Likely to Hang Next Month -- The Iraqi High Tribunal has upheld the conviction and death sentence passed against former dictator Saddam Hussein. The crime for which he will die is the murder of 148 men and boys in Dujail in 1982 in revenge for an assassination attempt there that same year. It could just as easily have a plethora of other crimes. Under the Iraqi constitution, the president and two vice presidents must ratify the decision, and then, the government has 30 days to hang him. The farce is almost over.

China May Spend Surplus on Strategic Energy Reserves -- The People’s Republic of China has a huge trade surplus with the US and most of the rest of the world. It’s now sitting on about US$1 trillion in foreign currency reserves. Recycling that kind of cash is a difficult trick. However, it also means that China can do something about its energy future and incur no real additional cost.

James Brown’s Music Won’t Be Silenced -- James Brown was known as “The Godfather of Soul” and as “The Hardest Working Man in Show Business.” Those descriptions fell short of covering his musical influence on America and the world beyond it. Although a troubled human being, his artistry left a legacy few can imagine and fewer still rival. He died from heart failure on Christmas Day after being hospitalized for pneumonia at the age of 73. His music is immortal.

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