Thursday, July 31, 2003

US economy grows 2.4 percent in second quarter!!!!
U.S. Department of comerce

US economic growth shot to an annual pace of 2.4 percent in the second quarter, shattering sluggish expectations.

Defying forecasts for growth closer to 1.5 percent, the US economy gave the clearest sign yet it is shaking off Iraq war-inspired shock and gathering speed, with business investment finally back.

The return in business investment, a 52-year record surge in defense spending, robust consumer spending, and a red-hot housing market powered growth, early Commerce Department estimates showed.


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Wednesday, July 30, 2003

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One day this past March, in Langley, Virginia, there was jubilation on a little-known thoroughfare called Bin Laden Lane. Analysts at the C.I.A.’s Counter-Terrorism Center, a dingy warren of gray metal desks marked by a custom-made street sign, were thrilled to learn that, seven thousand miles away, in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, colleagues from the agency had helped local authorities storm a private villa and capture Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the man believed to be the third most important figure in the Al Qaeda terrorist organization.


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Monday, July 28, 2003

His time is running short
Put Iraq Casualties In Proper Perspective
Folks, we're getting a daily death update out of Iraq, and we're hearing slogans like, "One a day," and "Our troops are being slaughtered," from the Democrats, as their willing accomplices in the press try to concoct this notion that the casualty rate over there is outrageous and intolerable.
14 people die everyday in pedestrian accidents.

The following statistics come from the Centers for Disease Control website:
On a daily basis, on average,
10 Americans die by drowning,
9 Americans die by fire in their homes.
14 Americans die by pedestrian accidents.
27 Americans die in falls.
On average, 50 Americans a day are murdered.
118 die in auto accidents,
25 people die from A.I.D.S. every day, on average.

Yesterday, two Americans died in battle in Iraq.

We are at war. The war isn't over, but it's time that somebody put some of this in perspective. The loss of a single member of the military is one too many, and what I'm saying here is not intended to minimize the losses that we've suffered, nor is it an attempt to defend Bush or our policy. What I want to do here is simply analyze the reporting and politicizing. There is a lack of perspective and proportion in the reporting of the casualties over there, and all you have to do to expose it, is examine some facts.


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