July 04, 2006

President Bush celebrates America's Independence Day

President George W. Bush spent July 4 At Fort Bragg encouraging soldiers.
"You are serving our country at a time when our country needs you. And because of your courage, every day is Independence Day in America," said Bush.

North Korea has lit it's own fireworks of disruption when it launched short-range missiles today. MSNBC reports,
North Korea on Wedneday morning test-fired at least five missiles, including one inter-continental missile that appeared to have failed in flight, in a highly provocative move on the US's Independence Day that will invite a strong diplomatic response. ...
The news caused some sharp falls in Asian stock and currency markets initially but the heavy selling appeared to have halted by around 10am Tokyo time. ...
Amid crippling US financial sanctions and the stagnation of the six-party talks on its nuclear weapons programme, Kim Jong-il's regime has been looking for ways to force the international community to deal with it on its terms. (here)
Perhaps President Bush should focus on befriending Kim Jong-il! The man obviously has a lot to say and really wants to be heard!

News.monstersandcritics.com is reporting today that Uganda is offering amnesty to Lord's Resistance Army leader:
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said Tuesday he would grant an amnesty to Joseph Kony, the leader of the Lords Resistance Army (LRA) rebels, if he positively responds to talks with his government even though Kony is sought by the UN's International Criminal Court. ... Uganda would enter talks with leaders of the notorious LRA guerillas without preconditions if they give up arms and denounce war, a government spokesman said earlier Tuesday. The 20 year insurgency in northern Uganda has seen the rebels kill and mutilate tens of thousands of civilians and force up to 30,000 children into fighting for them. Some 1.5 million people have been displaced and now live in camps dotted all over the war-ravaged region. (here)
Shocking! Do they not want the help of the United States? We could begin a count-down for Kony. If he doesn't give himself up, we could go in!! haha. It will be interesting to watch as Uganda negociates with terrorists... Perhaps we might learn a thing or two, or perhaps we will be proven right.


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