The Kensington Review

26 March 2007

Latest Commentary: Volume VI, Number 37
House Passes Iraq-Nam Withdraw Deadlne -- Friday, the US House of Representatives passed an emergency war appropriations bill that included for the first time a deadline for the withdrawal of US forces from Iraq-Nam, September 2008. The vote was 218 for and 212 against. The bill carried with it a great deal of pork barrel spending in an effort to get extra GOP votes to ensure it passage. The Senate will take up the matter this week, but the deadline in its version is non-binding. Meanwhile, the White House had kittens over the vote, as well it should. The Democrats have ensured that the war remains the presidentís baby for the next two years.

DUP and Sin Fein to Share Power in Ulster -- The Democratic Unionist Party in Northern Ireland is dedicated to continuing the union between Ulster and the rest of the United Kingdom. Sinn Fein is dedicated to the unification of Ulster with the Republic of Ireland. Add in the fact that the DUP is led by an octogenarian firebrand preacher and that Sinn Fein is led by a man believed by many to have been a top commander in the Irish Republican Army, and one gets two entities rabidly opposed to one another. Itís time to check the thermometer in Hell because the DUP and Sinn Fein have agreed to share power in the devolved assembly of Northern Ireland.

Intel to Build Chip Plant in China -- Intel, the biggest chip maker in the computer world, has decided to build a $2.5 billion plant in the Peopleís Republic of China. It will be Intelís first Asian plant, and it brings the chips closer to their users. It will also damage Americaís balance of trade with China even further, and it could possibly have national security implications. The Bush administration isnít about to fuss, though. This is what free trade means to them.

Pakistanís Cricket Coach Was Likely Murdered -- What was to have been a happy occasion for the cricketing world, the Ninth ICC World Cup, has had a shadow cast over it. Bob Woolmer, the coach of Pakistanís unimpressive side, was found dead in his hotel room after his team was eliminated in the first round. The cause of death is strangulation, and his murder has raised all sorts of question about ďspot fixingĒ in the game.

© Copyright 2007 by The Kensington Review, Jeff Myhre, PhD, Editor. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written consent. Produced using Fedora Linux.


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