Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Happenings....

SO George W Bush said sh%t, watch his ratings increase next week....

Winston upset the NZ media in DC, but he did manage to get meetings with the guy that may well be the next President Senator John McCain, and Secretary of State Dr Rice. I'd say Winston did a good job. He is a smart guy, and I am sure he impressed them all. Certainly good to have Senator McCain pushing for a free trade agreement, and Dr Rice having the time to even talk to Winston at this time.

Isreal are dropping bombs in Lebanon, will this lead to WWIII? I certainly hope not. Iran should be quiet and stay away. I would like to think that the issue will be sorted promptly, with the release of the Israeli hostages...... Something really needs to be done in that part of the world.... It seems that it will take generations for the hatred to disband..... Why can't we all just get along?

The weather is very very hot in the USA at the moment.... I wonder if there will be blackouts (like in Auckland) due to excessive power use for A/C? Maybe it is a good time to build more nuclear power plants?

Has anyone heard about Bin Laden lately? Will Saddam finally stop his hunger strike?

What is the deal with Don Brash's approval ratings? Is ACT planning a massive comeback? Will it work?

5 comments:

Mike J. Stark said...

The war is like pouring petrol on an already heated up bonfire.
Keep thinking if there are oil barons out their or selfish business men sparking the flame to get the war going to increase their stock values and see their net wealth rise.

Rob Good said...

If they are oil barons they are probably already very well off. It has a lot to do with religion Mikee.....

Rymann said...

Dobbs had an interesting commentary on this today -
http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/07/18/dobbs.july19/index.html

TonyC said...

The Middle East is not going to have lasting peace anytime soon. Many from both sides were conditioned from childhood to hate each other and not give way. Militancy certainly has not helped. Lebanon used to be like the Switzerland of the Middle East in standard of living (Beirut was a diamond trading center the way Amsterdam is now). They used to have a peaceful mix of Arabs, Jews, Christians living together for yonks. Then came the early '70s. I'm very certain that from both camps there are genuinely peaceful people who just want to get on with life, but the very vocal and active minorities provoke the other side. The radicals in the Arab world are hell-bent on annihilating Israeli existence, and Israel will never turn the other cheek if it can help it.

Rob Good said...

Keep a close eye on the middle east