- Newsmaker: US Negotiates for Turkish Bases in Attack on Iraq
General Richard Myers, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is America-s highest ranking military officer. Myers is in Turkey today, where the US wants to base 80,000 soldiers in preparation for a possible war in Iraq. Gurkan Zengin, presenter and editor with CNN in Turkey, reports that Turkey-s Islamic-based AK Party is taking a wait-and-see attitude.
- Reporter's Notebook: What Would MLK Think of Affirmative Action?
Last week, on the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., President Bush announced his decision to support two lawsuits against affirmative action programs at the University of Michigan. Bush and others claim that, if he were still alive, King would be on their side. Supporters of affirmative action claim the reverse. Earl Ofari Hutchinson, columnist and author of The Crisis in Black and Black, suggests that both sides miss the point.
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