Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Middle East, Judges, Politics and Commentary

'US Only Answer for Middle East,' Says Saudi Envoy
(CNSNews.com) - Voicing support for U.S. involvement in Iraq, the Saudi ambassador to the United States said the U.S. has a important role to play in the Middle East, "whether it wants to or not." If Iraq were to be divided on ethnic or sectarian lines, he warned, problems in the country would increase three-fold, and there would be ethnic cleansing on a massive scale...

Black Democrats Endorse Republican Senate Candidate
(CNSNews.com) – President Bush told African-Americans two years ago that the Democratic Party was taking them for granted, and this year, a growing number of African-Americans apparently are starting to believe it...

Former Iranian President to Be Honored at Scottish University
Jerusalem (CNSNews.com) – If British and U.S. authorities are trying to charm the Iranian leadership by inviting former Iranian President Mohammed Khatami to their countries, they’ve picked the wrong guy, an expert in Washington said...

Commentary
Why So Much Rage at the Judiciary?
By Tom Fitton
In a recent Wall Street Journal editorial, former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor questioned why there is such an “intensity of rage currently being leveled at the judiciary.” Last week, the New Jersey Supreme Court gave her an answer.

On Wednesday, in an act of raw judicial power, the New Jersey Supreme Court discovered that the New Jersey Constitution, which was last written 60 years ago, requires that homosexual couples have a right to all the benefits of marriage. The court has given the legislature 180 days to rewrite laws governing marriage, but why bother?

Decision Time on Iran
By Daniel Pipes
Where, one wonders, will the desultory, perpetual efforts to avert a crisis with Iran end? With a dramatic calling of the vote at the Security Council in New York? Around-the-clock negotiations with the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna? A special envoy from the European Union hammering out a compromise in Tehran? None of the above, I predict, for all these scenarios presume that Tehran will ultimately forego its dream of nuclear weaponry. Recent evidence suggests otherwise…

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