The Kensington Review

14 February 2007

Latest Commentary: Volume VI, Number 20
House Debates Iraq-Nam War -- Yesterday, the House of Representatives opened debate on the following: “CONCURRENT RESOLUTION. Disapproving of the decision of the President announced on January 10, 2007, to deploy more than 20,000 additional United States combat troops to Iraq. Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That — (1) Congress and the American people will continue to support and protect the members of the United States Armed Forces who are serving or who have served bravely and honorably in Iraq; and (2) Congress disapproves of the decision of President George W. Bush announced on January 10, 2007, to deploy more than 20,000 additional United States combat troops to Iraq.” There will be a vote on Friday. It’s about time.

Six-Party Talks Yield North Korean Nuke Deal -- After three years of on again, off again discussions, the six-party talks on Korea have finally yielded a deal on North Korea’s nuclear program. Within the next 60 days, Pyongyang will shut down its main nuclear reactor at Yongbyon in exchange for 50,000 metric tons of fuel or its equivalent in economic assistance. When North Korea permanently ends its nuclear operations, it is entitled to another 950,000 tons of fuel. Chief US negotiator, Christopher Hill, said the deal is “only one phase of denuclearization. We’re not done.” He’s right, but at least, the world has started this project.

EU Threatens to Scrap “Volkswagen Law” -- Dámaso Ruiz-Jarabo Colomer, the Advocate General at the European Court of Justice has informed the judges of the ECJ that Germany’s “Volkswagen Law” is illegal under the EU and must be scrapped. The AG’s advice is usually followed (but not inevitably) by the court, so this statement is a genuine threat to the way Volkswagen is owned and operated. The changes envisioned would be improvements.

Diamond Jim Wins 131st Westminster Dog Show -- The Westminster Kennel Club held its 131st dog show at Madison Square Garden earlier this week. The winner was James, a 6-year old English Springer Spaniel. When he isn’t competing in dog shows, he works with Alzheimer patients. No kidding.

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