Tuesday, October 08, 2002
Odds and Ends:
Vets Group Wants Rumsfeld Out Over Alleged Shipment to Iraq (press release, article)
The American Gulf War Veterans Association (AGWVA) is calling for the resignation of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld for his reported denial that he knew anything about U.S. shipments of chemical and biological agents to Iraq in the 1980s. If the defense secretary is unaware or in denial of the sale of biological materials to a country the United States is preparing to attack, then he represents a danger to the lives of service members, said Joyce Riley vonKleist, a spokeswoman for ANGWA.Pat Robertson receives a $500,000 grant from the federal Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives; Cal Thomas (article) thinks it's A Bad Thing, and calls it
Welfare for religion.We eagerly await Mickey Kaus' follow-on critique.