- Reporter's Notebook: Assassination Attempt Rattles Taiwan-s Elections
In Taiwan, just one day before a presidential election, both the incumbent president and vice president were shot and wounded while they were waving to a crowd from an open car. Both are hospitalized in stable condition. Robert Marquand, who's in Taipei for the Christian Science Monitor, considers what the assassination attempt could mean for a close election with high stakes for Taiwan, mainland China and the United States.
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On this first anniversary of the war in Iraq, President Bush told diplomats from 84 counties that it is -the duty- of every government to fight against terror. The President opened his White House speech with a reference to last week-s terrorist bombings in Madrid. But in the aftermath of the Spanish election, several countries are reconsidering their commitment of troops to the Iraq occupation, and many questions remain about linking the downfall of Saddam Hussein to the war on terror. How has the war in Iraq impacted the struggle against the -global jihad?- Has it made the world safer? Have the news media parroted the Bush line or told Americans what they need to know? Warren Olney speaks with journalists and experts on terrorism and defense policy from the American Enterprise Institute, Rand Corporation, and the Center for International Security Studies at Maryland.