Monday, February 8, 1999

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  • World Leaders Mourn King Hussein of Jordan

    World leaders today filed by the flag-draped casket of King Hussein at the Royal Palace in Amman, as Jordan said goodbye to its leader of 46 years. Hundreds of dignitaries from around the world gathered in Jordan’s capital for the funeral, including some, such as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Syrian President Hafez Assad, who are bitter enemies.

  • Noam Chomsky On the U.S. Policy in Iraq

    Today’s funeral of King Hussein was attended by President Clinton, as well as representatives of countries that the U.S. has recently bombed, including Iraq and the Sudan. As the President’s impeachment trial nears its end, his policies towards Iraq, including prolonged bombing and economic sanctions, are being increasingly criticized. Just last week, the group "Voices in the Wilderness," which opposes sanctions against Iraq, completed a 250 mile walk from the Pentagon to the United Nations in protest of U.S.-U.N. policy toward Iraq. According to U.N. estimates, the sanctions are responsible for the death of over one million Iraqi children.

  • Sidney Blumenthal Accused of Lying for President

    His testimony for the Senate impeachment trial may be over, but Clinton aide Sidney Blumenthal may not be out of the woods yet. A group of Senators is calling on the Justice Department to investigate Blumenthal’s denial under oath that he helped to spread stories about Monica Lewinsky. This comes after Christopher Hitchens, contributing editor and columnist for The Nation and Vanity Fair magazines signed an affidavit in which he said that Blumenthal told him and others that Lewinsky was "a stalker" over lunch one day.

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