Daily Archives: May 18, 2002

CNN.com – Key Republican calls 9/11 warning report…

CNN.com – Key Republican calls 9/11 warning report old news – May 18, 2002

I can’t believe I agree with Richard “Benedict” Shelby, but this is pretty much the same way I see it. The White House didn’t know about the attack, and saying they should have is unfair. They can’t know everything. The blame lies more with the intelligence and law enforcement communities, who did have all the information and couldn’t put it all together. I will say that it does look like the White House could have been more forthcoming about all of this.

The Nando Times: Turkish court convicts journalist…

The Nando Times: Turkish court convicts journalist who criticized Turkish courts

That is really a great moment in headline writing. Congratulations to the copy editor.

A lot of people have held up Turkey as a paragon of a secular Islamic state. It’s not truly free yet, folks.

The Nando Times: India expels Pakistani ambassador…

The Nando Times: India expels Pakistani ambassador; fighting escalates in Kashmir

Oh, this is not good at all. We’re on the verge of open warfare between two nuclear powers, something that has never happened. While five or ten nuclear bombs would probably solve the Kashmir question for good, I don’t think that’s a solution anyone wants.

A Vatican Lawyer Says Bishops Should Not Reveal Ab…

A Vatican Lawyer Says Bishops Should Not Reveal Abuse Claims

Well, he’s a lawyer, what do you expect? He’s also an asshole:

In the article, Father Ghirlanda also wrote that a priest who is reassigned to a new parish after being treated because of a history of sexual abuse should not have his “good reputation” ruined by having his background revealed to the new parish. It would be better simply not to place the priest in a new parish if the bishop lacks confidence about the priest, Father Ghirlanda said.

In other words, keep doing what you’ve been doing. It’s worked out great so far.