My thoughts are with those relatives of all who died two years ago on this day in the Twin Towers, the Pentagon or onboard the aircraft which were used as weapons of destruction by Al Queda.
- posted by river @ 1:10 PM
[Brian’s Comment – no need to be flippant here. Many Iraqis may have turned their thoughts to the WTC attack on this date. Certainly all Americans will have]
France, Germany and Russia have agreed to approve American military leadership. The three nations submitted amendments, circulated on Wednesday, to a US-drafted Security Council resolution shortly before a weekend foreign ministers meeting in Geneva to see if a compromise can be reached.
Members of the United Nations now have an opportunity - and the responsibility - to assume a broader role in assuring that Iraq becomes a free and democratic nation.
The Franco-German document, issued separately from milder Russian amendments, calls for the UN endorsement of Iraq's Governing Council (IGC) and cabinet as a "trustee of Iraqi sovereignty" until an elected government is established.
The Arab League on Tuesday announced its acceptance of the IGC.
[Brian’s Comment – The Piece about the IGC appears stolen from an Al Jazeera press release. Sample sentence
“The Franco-German document, issued separately from milder Russian amendments, calls for the UN endorsement of Iraq's Governing Council (IGC) and cabinet as a "trustee of Iraqi sovereignty" until an elected government is established. “
Nayzak and her American boyfriend
When her fiancé left Iraq for Germany, Nayzak gave him a Quran for good luck. He asked her to remember him with a tiny cross that dangles on a gold chain around her neck.
Faith, they said, is the only force strong enough to protect them from the disapproving whispers of people who don't believe in love between a Muslim Iraqi woman and a Roman Catholic U.S. Army sergeant.
"You just don't know what's waiting for you, whether they will accept you," Nayzak said, looking at a photo of her boyfriend pasted on her closet door. "People think I don't love him, that I just want to leave here and go to the States. But we'll prove them wrong."
- posted by river @ 10:47 AM
[Brian’s Comment -The Nayzak story is plagiarised verbatim from “For them, love is more than leap of faith”
BY HANNAH ALLAMPioneer Press, Sept 7 2003, http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/news/6702884.htm)]