- Making News: Kofi Annan Announces Temporary UN Withdrawal from Iraq
At the United Nations today, Russian President Vladimir Putin called for a greater UN role in rebuilding Iraq. But at the same time, the UN has announced a reduction of staff in Baghdad. Colum Lynch, UN correspondent for the Washington Post, says that the reduction to a skeletal staff amounts to a virtual evacuation and undermines President Bush-s efforts to increase UN involvement in Iraq.
- Reporter-s Notebook: The -Super Bowl- of Recall Debates
Arnold Schwarzenegger raised expectations for last night-s debate by calling it the -super bowl- of California-s recall election, a chance for him to demonstrate the qualities needed to run the world-s 5th largest economy. Yet, the polite term for what happened last night is -free wheeling.- Satirist Harry Shearer focuses his wit and wisdom on last night-s debate and the performances of the five replacement candidates.
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