The Cold War is Over

bush2007.jpgGeorge Bush got something right yesterday and deserves kudos for it. Missile defense is key to the future safety of all the world. The nuclear djinn is out of the bottle, and it will never be put back again.  This from his speech yesterday:

Washington, DC. President George W. Bush stood strong and called out President Putin today on Missile Defense before leaving to Germany where they are going to meet at the Group of 8 Leading Industrial Nations summit meetings, next week.

“The Cold War is over,” President Bush stated. “We’re now into the 21st century, where we need to deal with the true threats, which are threats of radical extremists who will kill to advance an ideology, and the threats of proliferation,” he further commented. “I’m deeply concerned about Iran having a nuclear weapon that could fly toward Europe, or, for that matter, toward any other allies,” Bush said. “And we don’t want to ever have ourselves in a position where the world could become blackmailed. And, therefore, one way to deal with this issue is through a missile defense system.” The President closed his comments by saying of the third missile defense site in Europe, “We think it’s the right thing to do.”

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Five Christian Nurses Under Threat in Pakistan

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In Pakistan one Christian has been sentenced to death after a brownshirt neighbor turned him in for making comments derogatory to the prophet during an argument. The Christian sentenced to death won’t be the last as the religious extremists like Maulana Ghazi from Lal Masjid/Jamia Hafsa and others in Pakistan search for scapegoats and victims.

The authorities in Islamabad have closed a nurses hostel due to “disrespect to the holy Quran” and put five Christians on suspension while they investigate.

The charge?  Two nursing students with connections to Jamia Hafsa reported that a Koranic verse on a water cooler was defaced.

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Pakistan Update

iftikhar-demonstration.jpgThe demonstrations continue for Chief Justice Iftikhar while the trial goes on. The army has taken umbrage at the criticism by lawyers, and there’s some back and forth on that for the political situation. Current consensus is that if Musharaaf makes it past June that he will survive. Meanwhile Baitullah Mehsud continues his assassination campaign in the frontiers, attacking followers of Sherpao, and the on and off attacks by the Taliban against the Frontier Constabulary continues in Tank.

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Immigration and Graduation

While we are debating immigration should we step back a moment and think about what  the policy should be in 15 years if one of these Palestinian Kindergarten Graduates decides he wants to come to america?