War & politics: Sept 11th, bin Laden, Middle East news, from my own perspective.
"Speaking of 'targets', Rumsfeld, like his master George Bush, proves that he has the same lizard-like cold blood as he showed to the world that he too has no regard whatsoever for the value of human life."
Russia seems a bit against the war ";->"
"According to Fox, the Iraqi suspects may have "toxic materials" requiring temperature controls. A Homeland Security official involved with border security said that toxic chemicals requiring temperature control could mean either biological or even radiological materials."
Speaking at a European Union summit, Chirac said he would "not accept" a resolution that "would legitimise the military intervention (and) would give the belligerents the powers to administer Iraq. That would justify the war after the event," Chirac said."
I thought France would want to get the UN to run Iraq, they may then have a chance to reclaim some oil contracts, loans etc..
""People are loving the pictures of the man with the white flag," said Freddie Tulloch of financial bookmaker IG Index. "The war has been hanging over this market for so long.""
"At the special summit of European Union leaders in Brussels, originally called to discuss progress on economic reform, European commission President Romano Prodi warned that the war could undermine the confidence of households and investors, crucial to a revival in the euro zone's flagging economy."
A lot is riding on a fast clean war.
More: Dow posts largest weekly gain in 20 years: "Each wave of allied bombing in Iraq, shown constantly on television, seemed to stoke a fever of buying that pushed the stock market higher."
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