- Newsmaker: Bush Seeks Approval to Train Iraqi Opposition
Today-s Los Angeles Times reports that the Bush Administration is prepared to ask Congress for approval to train up to 10,000 members of an Iraqi opposition force. Robin Wright, senior diplomatic correspondent for the Times, says the money to train a Northern Alliance-like group to fill a potential power vacuum is a reversal of longstanding policy.
- Reporter-s Notebook: MacArthur -Genius- Jack Miles
A veil of secrecy cloaks the process by which the MacArthur Foundation picks its 24 fellows each year. All anyone really knows is that the fellows get $ 500,000 to spend however they wish. One of this year-s -Genius Awards- will go to Jack Miles, a former Los Angeles Times- editorial writer, former Jesuit seminarian and Pulitzer Prize-winner.
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