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Friday, October 30, 2020

Bush, Blair urge multinational force to control Mideast fighting

(Jim Young/Reuters)

(Jim Young/Reuters)

President Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair said Friday they want an international force dispatched quickly to the Mideast but said any plan to end the fighting must address long-running regional disputes to be effective. The leaders, standing side by side in the White House’s East Room after meeting in the Oval Office, said they want to see a U.N. resolution introduced next week. It is aimed at ending the more than 2-week-old battle between Israel and Hezbollah guerrillas. Also, Bush announced he was sending Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice back to the region Saturday to negotiate the terms.

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Rice headed back to Mideast

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice returns to the Middle East on Saturday in a new diplomatic drive to get agreement on conditions for a ceasefire after 18 days of fighting between Israel and Hizbollah.

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Reality comes with a warning

By BOB KERR
The Providence Journal

Several movie-theater complexes have been providing patrons with a warning on the way to the latest blockbuster. Call it a reality check, or an escape clause.

The theaters have been posting small signs near ticket windows pointing out that on the way to "Clerks II," "My Super Ex-Girlfriend," "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest" or "You, Me and Dupree" a moviegoer might run into … Oliver Stone!!

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Growth of national pessimism

By ANN McFEATTERS

For two centuries we Americans have believed we could solve just about any problem. With our belief in our values, our natural resources and our sheer energy and determination to succeed, we have felt unstoppable.

That remarkable can-do spirit is under grave assault.

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Lessons never learned

By DALE McFEATTERS

The Bush administration has a gift for not learning from its mistakes. After having its plan for military tribunals slapped down by the Supreme Court, it went back to the drawing board and came up with basically the same plan.

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The mouth that roared

Bombastic Montana Sen. Conrad Burns, a former auctioneer known to shoot from the lip, didn’t heap any praise on out-of-state firefighters who came to his state to help put out a 92,000-acre blaze near Billings. Instead Burns walked up to them in front of everyone at an airport and told them they did a "poor job."

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