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  • We Need TRUMP!

    07/02/2016 6:02:39 PM PDT · by djstex · 39 replies
    2016 | Djstex
    We need to just vote and not let this be another loss. I'm like everyone here,things are worse. We need Trump a business man period. He has gravitas for the American people. He loves America. End of Story!
  • Important Little Things

    01/23/2016 8:06:45 AM PST · by Baynative · 18 replies
    Me again ^ | 1/23/16 | Me
    For weekend amusement, I am sharing a conversation I had yesterday about important little things that people created, maybe out of frustration or by accident that make our lives better.
  • Obama: US- Turkish ties 'more important than ever'

    12/19/2010 11:06:23 AM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies ^ | 12/19/10 | staff
    In interview to Turkish newspaper, Obama discusses Turkey-Israel ties and differences over Iran; stressing that "our partnership is resilient." US President Barack Obama said that "given the increasingly complex challenges the world faces, I believe that US-Turkish cooperation is more important now than ever," in a written response Sunday to the Turkish newspaper Hurriyet. In his written remarks Obama addressed among other issues, Ankara's ties with Israel, differences over Iran policy, and Turkey's bid for European Union membership; stressing above all that "our partnership is resilient." "As with our other close allies and friends, we will sometimes disagree, as was...
  • The Shadow Party:...Trying to Turn Texas Blue

    09/16/2010 6:43:13 AM PDT · by Paine in the Neck · 34 replies ^ | 9/16/2010 | Bryan Preston
    full title - The Shadow Party: How a Washington-Based Liberal Activist Is Trying to Turn Texas Blue (Whether Texans Want It or Not) The "Colorado Model" and George Soros' "Shadow Party" have both landed in Texas in the form of a shady activist with a plan: attack the GOP's largest stronghold and destroy its limited-government success story.
  • Obama: Procedures Aren't Important; Vote Is 'For' Or 'Against' Reform

    03/17/2010 1:13:59 PM PDT · by Son House · 61 replies · 1,427+ views
    NPR ^ | March 17, 2010 | By Mark Memmott
    President Barack Obama, in an interview due to be broadcast at 6 p.m. ET on Fox News Channel's Special Report with Bret Baier: "I don't spend a lot of time worrying about what the procedural rules are in the House or Senate. What I can tell you is that the vote that's taken in the House will be a vote for health care reform. And if people vote yes, whatever form that takes, that is going to be a vote for health care reform. And I don't think we should pretend otherwise. "And if they don't -- if they vote...
  • Instant Rimshot (Important Link to Keep)

    01/16/2010 5:34:58 AM PST · by Daisyjane69 · 20 replies · 1,669+ views
    You're gonna need this, I promise you!
  • Naomi Campbell to celebrate her 39th birthday at Moscow's gay club

    05/29/2009 10:13:52 PM PDT · by libh8er · 8 replies · 1,196+ views
    Pravda ^ | 5.22.09
    Naomi Campbell has become a frequent guest to Moscow after she developed a close relationship with Russian oligarch Vladislav Doronin. In the beginning of May, the couple enjoyed each other on Spain’s iconic Ibiza. “Naomi and Vladislav dine either at Pushkin or at Bolshoi restaurants – they are very expensive restaurants in Moscow. Vlad always looks like a very serious man. He is always up to every move. Naomi is his antipode – she always like to have fun,” a person close to the oligarch told The Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper on conditions of anonymity. Last week, the couple joined their...
  • Afghan Army’s Growth Important to Progress, Marine Officer Says

    10/03/2008 4:30:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 175+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2008 – Continuing to build the capacity and the strength of the Afghan National Army is strategically important to progress in Afghanistan and eliminating the insurgency’s influence over the population, an official there said yesterday. If the Afghan army can provide security on its own, it would help to remove the relationship between the insurgents and the populations they still influence, Marine Corps Col. Jeffrey Haynes, commander of Regional Corps Advisory Command Central, said in a teleconference with bloggers. “As we continue to drive the wedge between the population and the insurgents, it will be harder and...
  • My best to all of you.

    06/14/2008 8:17:49 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 350 replies · 636+ views
    6/14/08 | Dawnsblood
    I wish you all the best. I have tried to post tributes to the Army, info on Obama's horrendous run for office and McCain's slightly less horrible attempt. I wish you all the best but FR is just as likely to exclude people from the deabte as anyone else. They have that right, freedom to cleave to whoever you like is a right I agree with but I am guessing I am not one Jim wants associate with. I wish you all the best but I am bowing out of this forum. Have a great life. God bless u all!
  • Why So Much Religion?

    05/28/2008 10:20:52 AM PDT · by MississippiMasterpiece · 118 replies · 433+ views
    May 28, 2008 | MississippiMasterpiece
    It seems there are more and more religious posts every day on Free Republic. Posts bashing this belief or that one...posts on Mormons, on Catholics, who's going to Heaven...who's going to Hell...theology, etc. Has the site turned into "Free Religion?" There are hardly any conservative topics in News anyore. It's degenrated into a bunch of religious people trying to convince others whose beliefs are best. Why is that?
  • Gates: U.S.-Israeli Partnership as Important as Ever

    10/16/2007 4:40:22 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 146+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2007 – The United States has stood as a friend and partner of Israel since its independence in 1948, and that situation won’t change, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said here yesterday evening. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates receives the Henry M. Jackson Distinguished Service Award from Robert Stevens, chairman of Lockheed Martin, at the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs annual dinner in Washington, D.C., Oct. 15, 2007. Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Thurlby   (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. In an age of Middle Eastern-sourced terrorism with global reach that is...
  • (Vanity) Who, Is Most Important?

    04/26/2007 4:37:13 PM PDT · by onyx eyes · 211+ views
    Vanity Onyx Eyes
    Story told in a nursing class, to lighten the mood. One day,the body parts were conversing about their status for importance. The heart proclaimed, "well, I'm most important. I pump the blood through the veins in order to furnish the body with vital nutrients and necessary air and oxygen." The lungs took a clue from this and announced; "well, I do all of the work of bringing the necessary air and oxygen into the body so I am the most important." The brain said; "I, am the most important. All of you are dependent on my guidance and direction, like...
  • Defense Officials: Success in Afghanistan Important for Middle East

    02/13/2007 4:25:00 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 148+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 2007 – Afghanistan is an important country in the Middle East, and engagement in the region is crucial to U.S. and NATO success there, a top Defense Department leader said in congressional testimony today. “It is important to remind ourselves that our involvement in Afghanistan should be viewed in a broader context, and not just simply our troop presence as a result of 9/11 and the place where the terrorists came from,” Mary Beth Long, principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for international affairs, said before the House Armed Services Committee. Long pointed out the important...
  • Gates: Historical Context Important When Considering Budget Requests

    02/07/2007 5:52:57 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 169+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2007 – Considering budget requests in their historical contexts is important when experiencing "sticker shock at their combined price tags," Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told the Senate Armed Services Committee during testimony yesterday. Gates said that the funds requested this year, including the money needed to fight the global war on terror, total about $700 billion. These funds are needed to accomplish several objectives. The funds "will make the strategic investments necessary to modernize and recapitalize key capabilities in the armed forces," Gates said. They will also "sustain the all-volunteer military by reducing stress on...
  • Guantanamo Still Important, Relevant, Official Says

    01/10/2007 4:31:11 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 331+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2007 – The detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, remains a valuable asset in the war on terror as a place to hold enemy combatants and a source of useful intelligence to prevent future terrorist attacks, a top Defense Department official said here today. “It’s important during a time of war to have a place where, number one, you can take people off the battlefield and not allow them to go back to the battlefield … but also, exploit intelligence that they may possess,” Charles Stimson, deputy assistant secretary of defense for detainee affairs, said in...
  • Gates: Nothing More Important Than Succeeding in Iraq

    12/20/2006 3:41:58 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 304+ views
    BAGHDAD, Dec. 20, 2006 -- Succeeding in Iraq is the Defense Department’s top priority, newly sworn-in Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, said here today. Defense Secretary Robert Gates is greeted at the aircraft by Gen. John Abizaid, center, commander of U.S. Central Command, and Gen. George Casey, commander Multinational Forces Iraq, upon his arrival in Baghdad, Iraq, Dec. 20, just two days after being sworn in as the 22nd secretary of defense. Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Thurlby   '(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “I’m confident we can do so,” Gates said in a news briefing at...
  • "Red Alert for N(uke) Test" [Hint: MORE Important Than Foley]

    10/06/2006 10:24:04 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 95 replies · 2,127+ views
    Herald Sun, Australia (2 hours ago) ^ | 6 October 2006 | Herald Sun, Australia (2 hours ago)
    TOKYO - Japan is ready for North Korea to carry out its threatened nuclear test as soon as this weekend, officials said yesterday. Japanese Vice-Foreign Minister Shotaro Yachi, on a visit to Washington, said Pyongyang's resolve to test its first atom bomb should not be underestimated. "We discussed the possibility that the test would occur this weekend," Mr Yachi said after talks with US Deputy National Security Adviser Jack Crouch. North Korea issued a statement on Tuesday saying it would test a nuclear bomb, dramatically raising the stakes in its standoff with the US on its quest for atomic weapons....
  • Tajikistan Important to War on Terror, Rumsfeld Says

    07/10/2006 4:56:02 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 326+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    DUSHANBE, Tajikistan, July 10, 2006 – Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld met here today with the Tajikistani president and defense officials in an effort to foster an ongoing military-to-military relationship between Tajikistan and the United States. Tajikistani President Emomali Rahmonov (left) welcomes U.S. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld to Dushanbe, Tajikistan, July 10 before the two met to discuss defense issues. Photo by Staff Sgt. Gary Hilliard, USA  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. "Tajikistan is an important Central-Asian country. ... They've been very cooperative in the global war on terror and helpful since almost the beginning," Rumsfeld told...
  • Iraqi Airmen Important Part of Nation's Future

    04/24/2006 4:42:30 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 250+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Gen. George W. Casey Jr.
    BAGHDAD, April 24, 2006 — Last week, the Iraqi Ministry of Defense marked the founding of the Iraqi Air Force. Seventy-five years ago, on April 22, 1931 at a small airport in the Washash neighborhood of Baghdad, five pilots and 32 aircraft mechanics officially became the Iraqi Air Force. Today’s Iraqi Air Force is an efficient and growing member of Iraq’s Joint Security Forces, making important contributions to the safety and liberty of the Iraqi people. The five operational squadrons of the Iraqi Air Force provide key reconnaissance and transportation support to Iraq’s civil and military security forces. One transport...
  • Iraq Reaches 'Important Milestone' in Forming Unity Government

    04/23/2006 3:39:00 PM PDT · by SandRat · 14 replies · 948+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Tech. Sgt. Elaine Wilson
    WASHINGTON, April 23, 2006 – After months of deadlock, Iraq reached an "important milestone" in its journey toward democracy with an agreement on top leadership posts for a national unity government, President Bush said yesterday. The parliament elected a president, two vice presidents, a parliament speaker and two deputies yesterday. President Jalal Talabani then named Jawad al Maliki as prime minister-designate. "This agreement represents compromise and consensus among many different Iraqi groups and it came after months of patient negotiations," Bush said in a speech at the California Highway Patrol Academy in Sacramento. "The agreement reflects the will of the...
  • New Discoveries Point To 'Cave Of John The Baptist' As Important Site In The Time Of Isaiah

    04/01/2006 2:47:00 PM PST · by blam · 18 replies · 1,073+ views
    New discoveries point to 'cave of John the Baptist' as important site in the time of Isaiah The interior of Suba Cave New Discoveries Point to "Cave of John the Baptist" as Important Site in the Time of Isaiah Recently completed digging at Israel's Suba Cave, an archaeological site that is possibly connected with John the Baptist, or Jewish groups of his time has revealed features that deepen the mystery of the site's ancient origins, according to University of North Carolina at Charlotte archaeologist James D. Tabor, associate director of the excavation. The site was brought to international attention in...
  • Pace: Building Support Capacity, Ministries Important in Iraq

    03/29/2006 4:52:17 PM PST · by SandRat · 131+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 29, 2006 – Though training Iraq's warfighters and front-line security forces will remain the top priority, training the cooks, clerks and medics who allow the forces to operate against the enemy is an important part of the equation, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said this week. During a trip to Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Turkey, Marine Gen. Peter Pace spoke about establishing the institutions to run Iraq's military. "Priority No. 1 is always going to be training the trigger pullers," Pace said to reporters traveling with him March 26. "Priority No. 2 is training those...
  • Flying, fighting in space important to Air Force

    03/28/2006 4:28:59 PM PST · by SandRat · 28 replies · 552+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Senior Airman J.G. Buzanowski
    3/28/2006 - WASHINGTON (AFPN) -- Space is an integral part of the Air Force mission. Whether someone is flying an airlifter, sending an e-mail or surveying a new runway, chances are space-based weather forecasting, navigation or communications systems helped make it possible. In fact, the Air Force is boldly developing new systems that will revolutionize how warfighters worldwide conduct operations, said Dr. Ronald Sega, undersecretary of the Air Force. One of his responsibilities is to oversee the Air Force’s space operations, something he is uniquely familiar with, having spent six years working for National Aeronautics and Space Administration and, after...
  • ID of WW II Airman Sends Important Message to Today's Troops

    03/09/2006 4:13:11 PM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 591+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 9, 2006 – The military's persistence in determining the identity of an airman missing in action since World War II sends an important message to families of all missing servicemembers and all men and women serving in uniform today, the commander of the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command told American Forces Press Service. The remains of a World War II-era U.S. airman found in October 2005 in a California glacier are shipped to the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, to be identified. Experts at the command later identified the airman as Aviation Cadet...
  • Black minister, Nagin critic enters mayor's race (Skin color still important)

    02/17/2006 2:34:41 PM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies · 688+ views
    Daily Comet ^ | 2/17/06 | CHEVEL JOHNSON
    Black minister, Nagin critic enters mayor's raceBy CHEVEL JOHNSON Associated Press Writer February 17. 2006 4:50PM The Rev. Tom Watson III, an influential black pastor and frequent critic of Mayor Ray Nagin, declared his candidacy for mayor Friday, saying Hurricane Katrina exposed the weaknesses of Nagin's administration. "We have put up with the political foolishness for a long time and the impact from poor leadership was not shown until the storm showed it," Watson said to about 50 supporters on hand for the formal announcement. Watson is the first black challenger to Nagin, who also is black. Nine others, all...
  • Info Is as Important as Ammo in 'Long War,' General Says

    01/24/2006 3:35:16 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 165+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Jan 24, 2006 | Jim Garamone
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 24, 2006 – In the so-called "Long War," information will be as important as ammunition, a senior military officer said. "It is clear ... in a global perspective how important information is and its ability to influence people and their ideas," Army Lt. Gen. Ray Odierno, assistant to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said. "We have to understand that." Odierno called the Jan. 19 Osama bin Laden statement claiming preparation for another terrorist attack and carried by all Western media as "information warfare, pure and simple." Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld has often spoken about...
  • Vatican Says Jerusalem "Issue" is Too Important to Leave to Israel, PA

    01/03/2006 9:34:40 AM PST · by Esther Ruth · 216 replies · 2,203+ views ^ | 19:15 Jan 03, '06 / 3 Tevet 5766
    Vatican Says Jerusalem "Issue" is Too Important to Leave to Israel, PA 19:15 Jan 03, '06 / 3 Tevet 5766 ( The legal counsel of the Vatican in Israel, the priest David Jaeger, said today that Jerusalem is too important of an "issue" to be left to Israel and the Palestinian Authority. Jaeger further expressed criticism of Israeli policy regarding holy sites in the country. "The issue of Jerusalem," the representative of the Roman Catholic Church said, "is to important to leave in the hands of the Israelis and the Palestinians." The Catholic Church has been making efforts to obtain...
  • Balance Important in Troop Strength Levels, Pace Says

    12/25/2005 2:42:58 PM PST · by SandRat · 249+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Dec 25, 2005 | John D. Banusiewicz
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 25, 2005 – Maintaining a proper balance of coalition and Iraqi forces is the key to success in returning U.S. forces home at the right time, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said today. Appearing on "Fox News Sunday," Marine Gen. Peter Pace said coalition forces must support the Iraqi forces and the country's new government while preparing them to handle the responsibilities themselves. "There's a real balance here between having sufficient forces to get the job done and having too many forces," Pace explained. "If they're Iraqi forces, they will not be too many. They'll...

    12/06/2005 11:45:10 AM PST · by Seadog Bytes · 37 replies · 2,061+ views
    Strange Cosmos ^ | December 6, 2005 | Seadog Bytes
  • Information Important as Bullets Against Terror, Chairman Says

    10/25/2005 4:28:52 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 237+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Oct 25, 2005 | Jim Garamone
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 25, 2005 – Information is as important in the global war on terrorism as bullets and bombs, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Oct. 24. In addition to killing or capturing terrorists, the United States is aiming to stop people from wanting to join extremist groups, Marine Gen. Peter Pace said. "What we're trying to do is influence others to understand that these thugs, these terrorists, are not out for anyone's good interest," he said to interviewer Jed Babbin on the Hugh Hewitt radio show. Pace said people must understand that these terror groups do...
  • Ethiopia Archaeologists Make Important Fossil Find

    03/05/2005 4:31:47 PM PST · by blam · 25 replies · 883+ views
    Reuters - UK ^ | 3-5-2005
    Ethiopia Archaeologists Make Important Fossil Find Sat Mar 5, 2005 12:03 PM GMT ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Archaeologists studying human origins in eastern Ethiopia have discovered 12 fossils that appear to be older than the famous fossil "Lucy," the team leader said on Saturday. "The discovery of 12 early hominid fossÿil specimens estimated to be between 3.8 to 4 million years old will be important in terms of understanding the early phases of human evolution before Lucy," Ethiopian archeologist Yohannes Haile Selassie told a news conference. "It is hoped that the new discoveries will allow scientists to connect the dots,...
  • CA: How Important Are Education Funding Comparisons?

    02/25/2005 9:51:08 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 266+ views ^ | 2/24/05 | Lance T. Izumi
    A recent RAND report showing that California’s per-pupil spending lags behind the national average has become a key weapon for education interest groups. But there are problems with the report that warrant caution. First, RAND uses comparative data collected by the National Education Association (NEA) and the National Center for Education Statistics. RAND acknowledges that data collected by these organizations often omit significant spending items: “Comparisons with other states provide a valuable but limited perspective. States may put large investments into activities that are not counted in the NEA data or other data. For example, California has directed substantial funds...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Search Is on for Perfect 2008 Candidate (Issues & ideas not really important right now...)

    11/06/2004 8:44:04 AM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies · 1,539+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/05/04 | RON FOURNIER
    Search Is on for Perfect 2008 Candidate Fri Nov 5, 5:18 PM ET By RON FOURNIER, AP Political Writer WASHINGTON - Wanted: a former altar boy from the Southwest who speaks Spanish, married into a rich Republican family from Ohio and revolutionized the Internet after working as a volunteer firefighter in Florida. Position: president of the United States. Building a perfect candidate for 2008 is easy with hindsight and exit polls at your disposal. Some three years and 360 days away from the next presidential election, this is what Republicans and Democrats might be looking for: _ A fifth-generation Hispanic-American...
  • Try, Try, Try Again: Bush's Peace Plans

    10/26/2004 7:11:55 AM PDT · by forty_years · 2 replies · 418+ views ^ | October 26, 2004 | Daniel Mandel
    Nearly four years have elapsed since the Oslo process (1993-2000) between Israelis and Palestinians foundered in bloodshed. Over that period, two U.S. administrations have tried to forge policies that would reduce the violence and point toward a solution to the conflict.It has not been a single-minded pursuit. Since September 11, 2001, the prime focus of Washington has been the management of unprecedented U.S. military interventions in the region, which removed regimes from power in Afghanistan and Iraq. The notion of Israeli-Palestinian peace as the key to regional stability has been replaced by the war on terror and the insistence on...

    05/01/2004 5:44:12 PM PDT · by firebrand · 147 replies · 480+ views
    May 1, 2004 | firebrand
    OK! It has finally come together. The Tri-State Chapter of Free Republic will be hosting a Leadership Institute Activism Seminar from 9 a.m. to 3 or 4 p.m., Saturday, June 5, 2004, at The Women's National Republican Club 3 West 51st Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, at Rockefeller Center) New York, NY We will be in the lovely Lincoln Room, which you can view at the WNRC site. The club has rooms available for overnight stays, if anyone should decide to make a weekend of it. Los Angeles and Friva Las Vegas have already had these seminars, and the...
  • Cars Shot At With Pellet Gun in Prince William County

    08/12/2003 7:25:29 PM PDT · by appalachian_dweller · 15 replies · 327+ views
    Channel 5 FOX News, Washington DC | 8/12/03 | FOX 5 News
    Just announced on FOX 5 (Wash DC) Happenend on 'Miniville Road' in Woodbridge (Prince William County). The shooter also shot at a police officer responding to the call.

    03/13/2003 12:46:29 AM PST · by kelcey · 185 replies · 1,079+ views
    03-12-03 | kelcey hamilton
    I am warning everyone to read this site and read about the plans that these awful people have for us. I am going to contact SFPD and send this information to them so that if any of this stuff happens that they will know that these people set it up. They have plans to make it look like we did hit and runs and hit peole and all sorts of mean things. Here is an example of one of their posts: Follow Freepers to Cars and Stage "Accidents" by Oh, No Sunday March 09, 2003 at 12:51 PM *Follow the...
  • Blair: This War Is As Important As Any War We Have Fought Before

    10/15/2002 4:30:44 PM PDT · by blam · 1 replies · 231+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 10-16-2002 | Paul Waugh/Raymond Whitaker
    Blair: This war is as important as any war we have fought before By Paul Waugh and Raymond Whitaker 16 October 2002 Hamish McRae: The terrorists have targeted our youth Tony Blair compared the war against terrorism to the Second World War yesterday when he vowed that the Bali atrocity would not deflect him from taking firm action against Iraq. In an emergency statement to Parliament, the Prime Minister sent out a message of "total defiance" to the murderers of the 180 people killed in the car bomb attack at the weekend. Mr Blair disclosed that Britain was poised to...