The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing -- Edmund Burke
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
Since Ambassador Crocker and I appeared before you seven months ago, there has been significant but uneven security progress in Iraq. Since September, levels of violence and civilian deaths have been reduced substantially, Al Qaeda-Iraq and a number of other extremist elements have been dealt serious blows, the capabilities of Iraqi Security Force elements have grown, and there has been noteworthy involvement of local Iraqis in local security. Nonetheless, the situation in certain areas is still unsatisfactory and innumerable challenges remain. Moreover, as events in the past two weeks have reminded us and as I have repeatedly cautioned, the progress made since last spring is fragile and reversible. Still, security in Iraq is better than it was when Ambassador Crocker and I reported to you last September, and it is significantly better than it was 15 months ago when Iraq was on the brink of civil war and the decision was made to deploy additional US forces to Iraq"................
"The UN has appointed a man to investigate Israel’s behaviour who is incapable of telling the difference between genocide and the attempt to defend a people from becoming its victims, and accuses those defenders instead of being the perpetrators of genocide despite the demonstrable evidence to the contrary"
"The leader of a terrorist plot to blow up transatlantic airliners in mid-flight was a shadowy figure who came to Britain with his new wife posing as an Islamic missionary, a court was told.
Mohammed Gulzar entered the country on a false South African passport, apparently triggering an acceleration of the terror cell’s preparations for the attack. Two days after his arrival the gang paid £138,000 cash for the flat that became its “bomb factory” and began acquiring bombmaking materials, recruiting suicide bombers and recording “martyrdom” videos."
PM Harper paid his respects to the victims of Auschwitz in silence. Too bad some in the media don't know much about History or paying respects.
Criminals don't pay attention to bans or laws- that's why they are called criminals.Putting the onus on law abiding citizens rather than the criminals is shirking their responsibility to keep the public safe.What about revolving door justice?
Sue-Ann Levy" When I suggested only $187.50 per unit was a mere drop in the bucket, Mitchell said about 18% of their residents are seniors who do not "require the same level of security."
"Solving the problem comes in no other way than dissolving the Mahdi Army," Maliki said. "They no longer have a right to participate in the political process or take part in the upcoming elections unless they end the Mahdi Army."