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HEADLINES FROM THE WORLD PRESS

Each day we offer a sample of headlines that appeared in the world press along with our comments.

Egypt, Egypt Daily News: “Man Kills Wife Over ‘Unauthorized” Escapade”
I assume she has the right to engage in authorized escapades.

UK, The Independent; “Brazil Fraud Case Graduates To Appeal”
They believe entry into an MBA program is only fair.

South Africa, Argus: “Furniture Man Saved From Kidnapping”
Next time, kidnappers, check the bureau.

Sweden, The Local: “Trouser Thief Charged”
If you wear trousers it is mandatory you wear underwear.

Netherlands, Radio Netherlands: “Dutch Pigs Relax On Beach”
This is what is termed, pigging out.

Israel, Haaretz: “Peace Now A Virus”
War Now, a solution?

USA, Newsday: “Getting Drunk In Fight Against Drunk Driving”
One must walk in another’s shoes to understand them.

UK, Guardian: “Prince’s Charity Faces Inquiry”
Aren’t princes supposed to steal from the poor and give to the rich?

USA, New York Post: “Keep New York’s Streets Safe”
Ban pedestrians.

Who Us? Asks Blackwater Founder

Erik Prince, founder of the Blackwater corporation, challenged congressional and Iraq government reports that Blackwater personnel acted in an out-of-control fashion during the killing of 11 Iraqis in a September 16th shootout. He claimed guards responded to hostile shooting and acted in a responsible manner. Mr. Prince says that “every life is precious whether American or Iraqi,” but “based on everything we currently know, the Blackwater team acted appropriately when operating in a very complex situation.”

Mr. Prince claims that “everything we know” indicates Blackwater guards acted “appropriately,” but everything we know based on congressional and Iraqi government reports indicates the exact opposite. His company has had twice the number of shootings as the next two largest security companies combined, but Mr. Prince claims every Iraqi life “is precious.” Observers from various nations, and from the American government note conclusively Blackwater guards were frightened and shooting without concern for human life. The real tragedy is having a system in operation which prevents placing on trial the Blackwater guards for the murder of innocent people– unless congressional and Iraqi government reports are erroneous.