Thursday, October 07, 2004
Bush a Dope? Crackpot Headline Roundup
An editorial in today's L.A. Times about the current U.S. president is titled Is He A Dope? Frankly, I think this is going a bit too far toward giving dopes a bad name.
A headline in today's lowbrow New York Post, SUCK-UPS FOR SADDAM'S OIL is foreplay for a huge story, based on a report by report by U.S. weapons inspector Charles Duelfer, about how Saddam traded oil vouchers for the support of officials and organizations in various countries around the world, including the U.S. and Britian. The Moscow Times headline CIA: Russia Got Rich Violating Sanctions reports how named high-ranking Russians helped Saddam amass an estimated $11 billion with these vouchers, while lining their own pockets to the tune of an estimated $130 million.
In the Hong Kong edition of China daily, the provocative headline Shangri-la's consideration makes Beijing blush titles a story about how Diqing (Shangri-La) has actually and effectively banned the use of plastic bags to remedy an ecological scurge on the lovely surroundings, this as a sly sideswipe at Beijing for its puny efforts to improve the urban environment in anticipation of the 2008 Olympic Games.
Mainer, New Yawka, Beijinger, Californian, points between. News, views and ballyhoos that piqued my interest and caused me to sigh, cry, chuckle, groan or throw something.
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