C'est drôle comment les bons chrétiens qui considèrent le symbole en question comme fondamentalement rétrograde semblent parfois oublier qu'il se prosternent devant un instrument de torture antique avec, en bonus, un corps sanguinolant dessus.
Ne cherchez pas à savoir, en lisant l'article, pourquoi une telle politique est devenue nécessaire.
WASHINGTON — Strange things sometimes come out of President Bush's mouth.
_"Politics comes and goes, but your principles don't. And everybody wants to be loved _ not everybody. ... You never heard anybody say, `I want to be despised, I'm running for office.'"
_"The best thing about my family is my wife. She is a great first lady. I know that sounds not very objective, but that's how I feel. And she's also patient. Putting up with me requires a lot of patience."
_"There are jobs Americans aren't doing. ... If you've got a chicken factory, a chicken-plucking factory, or whatever you call them, you know what I'm talking about."
_"There are some similarities, of course" between Iraq and Vietnam. "Death is terrible."
_"I've been in politics long enough to know that polls just go poof at times."
As he has before, Bush told the story about how his first presidential decision was to pick a rug for the Oval Office, a task he quickly cast to his wife. He told her to make sure the rug reflected optimism "because you can't make decisions unless you're optimistic that the decisions you make will lead to a better tomorrow."
Later, when he talked about his hope for succeeding in Iraq, Bush said, "Remember the rug?"
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Another man — wondering if an attack on Iran is in the works — wanted to know when America is going to “send an air mail message to Tehran.” McCain began his answer by changing the words to a popular Beach Boys song. “Bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran,” he sang to the tune of Barbara Ann.
Merde, avoir su, ça change tout.
While efforts to replace the popular Islamic Courts Union in Somalia with the warlord-led Transitional Federal Government (TFG) appear to be failing, the arrival of AFRICOM may bring more boots on the ground into that unstable, geostrategic nation. Especially now that TFG spokesman Abdirahman Dinari has dangled a carrot before foreign investors: "Somalia has a lot of oil, and our ministers have just approved a key exploration law to regulate how concessions are given out.... But what we need now is international support to restore security and build our nation, and we will be noting who helps us and who doesn't when these decisions are taken."
La chose a le mérite d'être claire.
Toutefois, on apprend que la capitale s'est maintenant vidée de plus de la moitié de sa population et que les combats ont fait quelque chose comme 1000 morts, y compris des civils (toujours dans le chemin ceux-là).
The March 29-April 1 battles prompted 1.4 million to flee their homes in the Somali capital, home to 2.4 million people.
An earlier report by a local human rights group put the death toll at 381 civilians in what aid workers have called the worst fighting in Mogadishu for more than 15 years.
It was sparked when Somali government troops and their Ethiopian allies began a disarmament drive that escalated into an offensive to flush out insurgents before a national reconciliation conference scheduled to take place on April 16.
Jendayi Frazer, the top U.S. diplomat for Africa, urged the Somali government on Saturday to open up the political process to all Somalis who eschew violence and extremism. Diplomats fear a prolonged crisis will jeopardise security across the region.
Frazer has accused Eritrea of trying to destabilise Somalia as a way of hurting arch foe and neighbour Ethiopia. Eritrea, which has held talks with a senior former Islamist who fled Somalia, denied the allegations in a statement on Tuesday.
Ethiopia said it was holding 41 people detained during fighting in Somalia after Human Rights Watch accused it, along with Kenya, the United States and the Somali government, of running a secret detention programme.
Business as usual.