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 NO. 336 “Expect the Ironic” FEBRUARY 19 - 25, 2007 

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REPORT: 41 WANTS JEB TO BE 44
So he can pardon 43.
WORLD NEWS
U.S. Increases Number of
Iraqi War Refugees It Will
Accept From 600 to 7,000

Leaves only 3,793,000 Iraqi war refugees out in the cold.
Report: Intelligence Agencies
Have Lost Bin Laden's Trail

“Who?” asks Robert Gates.
 
GALACTIC NEWS
Darth Vader Slams Critics of
Death Star Mission

Says they undermine morale of Storm Troopers.
U. S. NEWS
Record Trade Deficit in '06
Analysis: for each foreign-made automobile we import, we export one American-made bumper sticker.
Press Secretary “Not Sure Anything Went Wrong” in Iraq War Planning
Snow says White House planned all along for disastrous quagmire.
 
REMINDER
  Movie sequels are better than ever.
 
Congress Finding Ways Around
New Lobbying Rules

A handshake now means $100, a wink $1000, a nod $2000.
Drop in Number of Smokers Severely Reducing State Tax Revenues
States may be forced to run pro-smoking public service announcements.
Post-Conflict War Crimes Trials, Pro & Con
 
PRO
Henry Kissinger


After World War Two, the United States held fair and dignified trials in Nuremburg and also in Japan which established important principles and helped in the healing process. We should surely have similar justice for those responsible for this one.
 
CON
Jimmy Carter


Did we solve anything by hanging Saddam? No. Nor would we solve anything by hanging Bush, Cheney and the others. We would send a better message with prison terms for specific offenses, with the possibility of parole.
 
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