Thursday, February 10, 2005

SHOCKING!! Must Prove Citizenship To Get A Driver's License

Citizenship check for licenses OK'd
Bill passed in House also empowers security secretary to 'waive all laws' --WND

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AP: Terrorists In Iraq Target Journalists

RELATED STORY: has an update on Eason Jordan's assertions that it is the US Military that targets journalists.

From The Associated Press:

Militants Gun Down Journalist in Iraq
Feb 9, 9:03 AM (ET)

BASRA, Iraq (AP) - Gunmen killed an Iraqi journalist working for a U.S.-funded television station and his son as they left their home Wednesday in the southern city of Basra, an Iraqi official said.

Abdul Hussein Khazal al-Basri, correspondent of Al-Hurra, and his 3-year-old son, Mohammed, were both killed in the Maqal area of Basra, 340 miles southeast of Baghdad, said Nazim al Moussawi, a spokesman for the local government administration.

Launched in February 2004, Al-Hurra, or "The Free," was tailored for Arab audiences to compete with other regional stations such as Al-Jazeera and Al-Arabiya. Some Muslim clerics have denounced the TV station as propaganda.

President Bush said it was created to "cut through the hateful propaganda that fills the airwaves in the Muslim world."

"We are deeply saddened at the loss of our friend and colleague Abdul Hussein Khazal al-Basri and his son, Mohammed," said Mouafac Harb, network news director for Al-Hurra.

Harb said al-Basri, 40, had been a correspondent for Iraq's Radio Sawa for nearly two years before joining Al-Hurra.

Al-Basri was also a member of the political office of the Islamic Dawa Party, an influential Shiite movement, and the editor of a local newspaper in Basra, Iraq's second largest city.

He also served as the head of the press office at Basra City Council, al-Moussawi said.

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Abraham Lincoln On Ted Kennedy

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