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It was as if he began then to contemplate what his presidential responsibilities would be, to appreciate the nature of what Donald Rumsfeld rightly called the long, hard slog in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere in the greater Middle East, anticipate the dangers of an Iranian nuclear weapon — which is almost sure to happen on Obama’s watch — and grasp the nature of the rise of China as a global great power.

Estranged allies and potential may be more willing to say nice things about Barack Obama — and the simple fact of his election and presidency reflects the urgent power of the American example to the world — but it is less likely that they will take the difficult steps needed to help police the planet.

As McGurn notes, both Obama and Biden opposed the surge on the grounds that it would only make the situation worse, and both subscribed to the view widely held among the press and the Democratic leadership that the war was lost — that the only thing to do was to retreat, even at the cost of genocide in Iraq.

The Somerset County Tribune-Democrat that late yesterday Svonavec and the Park Service reached an agreement, the essential terms of which are: (1) Svonavec will grant immediate access to the NPS so that construction can begin later this year; and (2) The Park Service will allow a court to determine the value of the land for Svonavec’s compensation.

Source: http://www.weeklystandard.com/Weblogs/TWSFP/TWSFPView.asp

janvier 21, 2009 Posted by | journal actualités | , , | Laisser un commentaire

Claude Makelele des voleurs malins !

À savoir des bijoux estimés à plusieurs milliers d’euros et deux voitures : une Mercedes Mac Laren de collection et une Porsche.

Il faut croire que les voleurs se sont mis au diapason de l’emploi du temps des personnalités : un autre footballeur, Fred de l’Olympic Lyonnais, a connu la même mésaventure.

En ce qui concerne Claude Makelele, Voici.fr se propose modestement d’aiguiller les policiers en charge de l’affaire : s’ils retrouvent une voiture dont les pédales d’accélération, de frein et d’embrayage ont des traces de crampons, il y a de fortes chances qu’elles appartiennent au compagnon de Noémie Lenoir.

WASHINGTON (AFP) – En robes du soir époustouflantes et smokings, les milliers d’Américains qui se pressaient mardi au bal d’Hawaï et de l’Illinois, les Etats du président Obama, ont attendu sagement pendant des heures.

Source: http://fr.news.yahoo.com/67/20090119/ten-claude-makelele-des-voleurs-malins-3f728ab.html

janvier 21, 2009 Posted by | actualités fr | , , , , | Laisser un commentaire