There were many different
factions involved in the ``war of liberation'' in Afghanistan
against the Soviet Union, Rumsfeld said. That included Osama bin
Laden. But he flatly denied that Osama was a creation of the
United States to be used against the Soviet Union, an issue which
has undoubtedly been dogging him ever since the events of 911.
While browsing http://houston.indymedia.org and reading some articles
that appeard to ask some valid questions, the page refreshed and the
comments were gone. The only thing that remained was the original
storuy on one, and comments that opposed what the author proposed.
What I can tell Muslims around the world is, I don't think there is any other country in the world where different people from different countries are as accepted and welcomed as members of a society and as good citizens."
A small peace group from the village of Samford, in Queensland, Australia, in defence of the children of Iraq, has issued a call for a consumer boycott of all goods and services from the United States, Britain, Australia and their allies, should they militarily attack Iraq.
Some months ago, when Michael Ledeen's coolly argued book, "The War Against the Terror Masters," came out I thought he had tipped the balance in favor of regime change in Iraq. Not only did he make the case that Saddam Hussein has aided and abetted international terrorism. He also linked Saddam to al Qaeda. At least he made a strong enough case for me.