- Making News: Care International's Margaret Hassan Pleads for Life
The kidnapped Director of Care International in Iraq has appeared on videotape pleading with Tony Blair not to let her die. A weeping Margaret Hassan is begging Britain's Prime Minister not to re-deploy troops to the Baghdad area. Charles Sennot, who's in London for the Boston Globe, reports on the media's circumspect coverage of this kidnapping, and on Blair's most recent political crisis.
- Reporter's Notebook: Bush Supporters Still Believe Iraq Had WMD
Evidence is now clear--and President Bush has admitted--that Iraq had no weapons of mass destruction when the US invaded last year, but a recent poll shows that 72% of the President's supporters think Iraq did have weapons of mass destruction or a program to make them. Steven Kull, principal investigator for the University of Maryland's Program on International Policy Attitudes, expounds on what pollsters call "Bush supporters' resistance to information."
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