Friday, July 13, 2007


"If Bush does decide to bomb as a way of halting Tehran's nuclear programme, Brown will be faced with possibly the hardest choice of all. US bombers would need British bases in Diego Garcia and in Britain itself. To deny the help would represent a breach in the alliance. Having lieutenants make nuanced speeches in Washington is one thing; saying no to the White House on a matter of war and peace is quite another." - How far will this Brownian motion go?

"The Partai Keadilan Sejahtera (PKS), or Prosperous Justice Party... won 7.3% of the vote on a morality ticket, claiming it would end the corruption that has long plagued Indonesian politics. But the party's popularity, judging by a 2005 public opinion poll, has declined dramatically because of its renewed push to implement sharia law... The moderate Muslim leader (Wahid) published a survey showing that 95% of Indonesians support religious tolerance." - An alleged terrorist goes legit


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