The book Kofi Annan wanted supressed*, and other items in the blogosphere
*Review of Emergency Sex and Other Desperate Measures: A True Story from Hell on Earth at Samizdata.
Via ¡No Pasarán!, no unilateralism in Iraq
The commander of the Polish-led multinational force, Gen. Miecyzslaw Bienek, said U.S. special forces carried out the raid. The construction company that employed the Polish hostage, Jerzy Kos, said special forces — including Polish troops — had located the hide-out earlier
while Germany, France Promise Support on Iraq. Paul Wolfowitz’s The Road Map for A Sovereign Iraq: Our plan for security and democracy after June 30, in today’s Opinion Journal.
Also via ¡No Pasarán!, links to The Allende Myth, and a translation of Oui, l’ami américain by André Glucksmann.
Chrenkoff has items on some very modest Spanish claims, and how the left’s got nothing to offer but fat, sweat and tears.
Roger L. Simon comments,
And speaking of operatives, the “politics of the last five minutes” is indeed also operative because only a week or two ago George W. Bush and his supporters seemed to be on the ropes in Iraq, the forces of “progress” calling for his head. Now with Iraq, unlike, say, France or Germany, installing a Prime Minister with a science PhD who seems to be acting — again unlike, say, France or Germany — like a true statesman and with the economics indicators soaring, the President seems to be sitting pretty… and not just because of the resurrection of King Ronald.
Who knows what the next five minutes will bring? But if a tipping point has been reached in Iraq and the American economy continues on its present path, this is not going to be as good a year for the Democrats as it will be for democracy in the Middle East.
Meanwhile, in showbiz news, Bookies Offer 3-1 Odds on Quick End to J-Lo Marriage, via La Shawn Barber