|The Kensington Review||
3 September 2007
|Latest Commentary:||Volume VI, Number 106|
Senator Clinton Offers Four Goals --
The American presidential campaign is a long, drawn out nightmare of a process in which the media focus excessively on polls and fundraising. Very little of the discussion touches on why a candidate wants to be president. What does one hope to achieve by serving in the Oval Office for four, or eight, years? Over the week-end Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) offered four goals she has set for her hypothetical presidency. The devil, though, is in the details, which she has yet to provide the nation.
Brits Hand Over Basra Palace to Iraq-Namese -- They took the Union Jack down from its place above the Basra palace compound late last night local time. The last of the foreign troops left Basra at around 4:30 am today, and the Brits are now headquartered at the airport. Prime Minister Gordon Brown was adamant that this was not a sign of defeat, “Let me make this very clear. This is a pre-planned, and this is an organized move from Basra Palace to Basra Air Station.” The city is now up for grabs among the various Shi’ite militias.
Subprime Fixes Pit Congress against White House -- The president has offered some help to mortgage holders who are in over their heads, but he is ideologically unable to do more than put a band-aid on things. Congress, up for re-election in fourteen months, has less holding it back. Mr. Bush said, “The government’s got a role to play, but it is limited. A federal bailout of lenders would only encourage a recurrence of the problem.” The issue is how limited that governmental role is.
First Woman Beefeater Begins Guarding Tower of London -- To most, Beefeater is a rather acceptable brand of gin, but the soldier in the Tudor costume on the label is really a member of the British military. The bodyguards of Henry VII today guard the Tower of London as an elite group from the Royal Armed Forces. Today, for the first time, a woman has joined the Yeoman Warders, as the Beefeaters are officially known.
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