The Kensington Review

20 April 2007

Latest Commentary: Volume VI, Number 48
Republican Senators Attack Attorney General Gonzales -- During the first six years of the Bush administration, the Senate and House avoided hearings into the possible errors, or worse, of the executive branch. With the Democrats controlling both, investigative hearings are going to be a way of life in Washington. In yesterdayís questioning of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, the Democrats didnít have to do much. Republican Senators led the attack, and one even demanded the AG quit. He should do exactly that without delay.

Brits Hand over Maysan Province to Iraq-Namese Security Forces -- On Wednesday, the British forces in Mesopotamia handed over another province to the Green Zone government. This is the fourth province over which the al-Maliki government has security responsibility, and the third the UK has returned to Baghdad control. The question, though, is whether the local authorities will answer to Baghdad or to militia commanders. The smart money is leaning toward the latter, and if that is the case, then the idea of having Iraq-Namese forces handle security in their own country undermines the government for which the US, UK and others are fighting.

Chinaís Economy Grew 11.1% in First Quarter -- The Chinese economy grew at a rate of 11.1% in the first quarter of 2007 according to recently released figures. This exceeded the 10.5% a poll of economists by Dow Jones Newswires had forecast. The government is worried that such rapid growth could readily turn into an inflationary nightmare. Their policies are working at cross purposes, and that is a much bigger problem.

World War I Vet Visits English School -- About forty English school kids at Wilnecote High School in Tamworth, Staffordshire, had a special guest visit their class recently. While the break from the usual drudgery that is school when one is 14 was welcome, the occasion is one they will remember for the rest of their lives. Henry Allingham, who at 110 is Britainís oldest man and a World War I veteran, came by to talk to the class, some of whom may live into the 22nd century.

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