The real-life 'hurt locker' crew American bomb disposal experts in Iraq say few people understood what they did.Not any more.Now, the US military's explosive experts are basking in their job's newfound fame after the Iraq war drama The Hurt Locker took... イラクでの米国の爆弾処理の専門家数人が何をどのmore.Now did.Not理解し、米軍の爆発物専門家は自分の仕事の新たな名声をイラク戦争ドラマハートロッカー発足後は、日光浴は...と言う
Civil servants told Tony Blair a Catholic could not be ambassador to Vatican | Nicholas Watt Former prime minister explains his role in allowing the first Catholic to serve as British envoy to the Holy SeeTony Blair has given a fascinating interview to the BBC about two subjects dear to his heart. One of these is well known: the Catholic Church. The other is less well known: it is Francis Campbell, the British ambassador to the Vatican who was one of Blair's favourite officials in Downing Street.The former prime minister, who is planning to expand his faith organisation across the US, recalls his incredulous response when officials told him that it would not be possible to appoint Campbell as ambassador to the Holy See because he is, er, a Catholic.Campbell, 39, is from Northern Ireland and worked as Blair's private secretary between 2001-03 before leaving to work as a diplomat and then for Amnesty International after feeling uncomfortable about the Iraq war. He was appointed ambassador to the Vatican in 2005 after an open competition.This is what the former prime minister told a BBC One documentary about Campbell that has been aired in Northern Ireland and is still available on the iPlayer:One of the funny things about the Yes, Prime Minister show is that if you have actually done the job you realise it is parody but, my goodness, it is parody close to the truth. One of the great Sir Humphrey moments was when the ambassadorship to the Holy See became vacant.Blair recalls the following conversation with officials:TB: Well, Francis would be a great person to do that.Official: Well, I don't know whether you know this prime minister but actually we don't really have this open to Catholics.TB: Sorry, how do you mean? We're talking about the Vatican.Official: Yes I know, not a Catholic there.TB: It's the Vatican. I mean are we talking about the same thing? The Pope 元内閣総理大臣は、最初のカトリックの聖SeeTonyブレア首相に英国の特使として、BBCに心を大切に2つのテーマについての魅惑的なインタビューを与えて提供できるように彼の役割について説明します
First look at George Bush's memoirs The former US president's memoirs are to be published in November, and will consist of an account of his key decisions. Below is an exclusive preview from the first draft . . .Point 1 One of the biggest decisions of my life was the day I decided not to be an alcoholic any more. I don't remember any decisions before that.Point 2 Everybody remembers where they were on September 11, 2001. And everybody remembers where I was, including me. I was in a school in Florida, listening intently as some children read a story called The Pet Goat. It was about a little girl who had a goat that ate everything. Her parents wanted to get rid of it.At some point my chief of staff, Andrew Card, whispered to me that America was under attack. Immediately I made the decision to carry on listening to the children. I've faced some criticism for that, but I knew then that I was facing the hardest day of my presidency, with some tough choices ahead of me. I would need all my powers of concentration and judgment, and I couldn't afford to be distracted by wondering how the story ended. I had to find out what happened to that goat.Point 3 The decision to invade Iraq was not taken lightly. At the time I thought Saddam and Bin Laden were working closely together on terrorism; in fact I was under the impression that they were somehow related, but that turned out not to be true. Even so, I was not sure I wanted to commit American troops to an invasion.I remember the day I took Cheney and Rumsfeld into the Oval Office and told them what I had decided: that they must decide. In an executive position it's very important to delegate, and I've never for one moment regretted the Iraq war not being my fault.Point 4 Not every choice I made was the right one. Sometimes when I have made a decision to choose 元米大統領の回想録は、11月に出版されるであり、彼の重要な決定のアカウントの構成されます
Guardian Daily podcast: PM admits Iraq inquiry evidence was wrong; and calls for resignation of head of Ireland’s Catholic Church Gordon Brown has told the Commons he made a mistake over defence spending in his evidence to the Chilcot inquiry into the Iraq war. Chief political correspondent Nicholas Watt assesses the damage to the prime minister.Reporter Helen Pidd looks at Labour's election strategy, which will include a series of intimate meetings with Gordon Brown in voters' front rooms.Cardinal Sean Brady, the head of the Irish Catholic Church, has said sorry for failing to tell the police in 1975 about a paedophile priest. The cover-up allowed Father Brendan Smyth to continue abusing children for 18 years. Ireland correspondent Henry McDonald says Cardinal Brady may be forced to resign.Europe's colonisation of the New World is the theme of this year's Edinburgh Festival. The festival's director, Jonathan Mills, told the Guardian's Scotland correspondent Severin Carrell about the highlights.Ai Weiwei, China's greatest living artist, is doing the Tate Modern's next Turbine Hall installation. He talks to Beijing correspondent Tania Branigan.A group of writers have ascribed imaginary lives to a collection of 16th and 17th century portraits of people whose identity has been lost in the mists of time. Steven Morris reports from a new exhibition at Montacute House in Somerset.Jon DennisAndy DuckworthTim Maby
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For some MPs the Muslim vote will be vital | HA Hellyer Muslims are a small minority nationally but their votes will swing certain seats, and local issues will be keyThe Muslim vote in the UK is not large. The last census taken indicated there were 1.58 million Muslims in the country, and even taking natural growth since then into account, they probably constitute no more than 2-3% of the entire British population. Not particularly significant for politicians in this election.But that 2-3% is concentrated in particular urban areas, and as a result, it becomes proportionally much larger when considered part of a constituency population – in some cases, 40% in a single constituency. And then, they become very significant for politicians.The Muslim population of the UK is incredibly diverse – it cuts across racial and ethnic lines, as well as class. Its almost pointless to talk of a Muslim bloc vote in such circumstances – but there are some key common aspects. For one thing, Muslim Britons are generally (not exclusively) blue-collar, and the majority started to become very politically active in the early 1980s – a time when a party that specifically focused on the working class was in opposition, and wanted to swell up their ranks. Its not surprising, therefore, that Labour managed to command the Muslim vote for so long.This year is a different ball game altogether. Just like any predominantly migrant community, over time they have diversified in their voting patterns, with some switching to the Conservatives as they move up the economic ladder. Yet, Muslim community lobby groups have not yet built the same quality or quantity of bridges with the Tories, and are unlikely to do so for a while, particularly as there is a strong current of suspicion that exists on both sides.On the other hand, the Iraq war, and the securitisatio イスラム教徒は少数国が、その投票は、特定の席をスイングするであり、地域の問題は、英国のkeyTheイスラム教徒の投票大きくありませんされます
Greens could make lasting impact on Leeds | Peter Lazenby It's a tall order, but the two Green councillors enabling Labour to retake Leeds have a chance to revolutionise its public transportWith a veritable forest of newsprint spent analysing the national Lib-Con coalition at Westminster, another Lib-Con coalition met its demise on 6 May after surviving for no less than six years.It happened in Leeds, where the ruling coalition of Conservative and Liberal Democrat councillors lost the handful of seats that had given them a combined total big enough to outvote the council's largest party, Labour.Labour took control in 1980 and remained in charge for the next 24 years. But from the turn of the millennium Labour's enormous majority on the council was steadily eroded as the Labour government pursued the Iraq war, privatisation of public services, continuation of the private finance initiative, and the rest. It's tough on councillors who are punished at local elections for their party's behaviour in government, but it was ever thus – Margaret Thatcher's poll tax, for example, led to devastating results for the Tories in local council elections in 1990.In 2004 Labour's steady losses in Leeds left the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats holding 50 of the council's 99 seats. Labour was still the biggest party with 40 councillors, so the Liberal Democrats and Conservatives formed a coalition. (The other nine seats were held by independents and Greens, and later by one BNP councillor who thankfully is now a councillor no more).The Lib-Con coalition rubbed along without too many difficulties until last year when it decided that government policy on equal pay would be best implemented by the imposition of swingeing pay cuts on the council's refuse workers. The refuse workers went on strike. And there were some nasty verbal attacks on them これは、難しい注文だが、2つのグリーン議員は、労働党がリーズを取り戻すに有効にチャンスを新聞紙面の真の森林をその公開transportWithに革命を起こす必要があるウェストミンスター、別のリブ- Conの連立政権で国家リブ- Conの連立を分析過ごした5月6日、その崩壊を満たしてないより6 years.Itリーズ、保守党と自由民主党の議員の与党はそれらを合計十分な協議の最大のパーティーをより多数の票を得て勝つに大きなを与えていた座席の握りを失ったで起こったの存続後、Labour.Labourコントロールをした1980年の電荷次の24年間であった
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Iraqi expatriates vote for parliamentary elections in 16 countries Iraqis abroad started voting for their homeland's new parliament in their residence countries ahead of the general voting, electing a 325-seat legislature the majority of which will form a government.
The expatriates' voting will be held for three days starting from Friday. The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees estimated that about 1.5 million Iraqis live abroad, most of them fleeing away after the 2003 Iraqi War.
The Out of Country Voting Administration Office under Iraq's Independent H ... イラク国外居住国の今後の一般的な議決権の故郷の新議会の議決は、政府を形成する325席の議会での過半数を選出を開始した
Blair's autobiography to be published in September LONDON - Will he expose the deal critics suspect carried Britain and the United States to war in Iraq? Take aim at those who dubbed him President George W. Bush's poodle? Describe his furious arguments with successor Gordon Brown?Probably... ロンドン - 彼は英国と米国がイラク戦争に行った疑いのある取引の批判を公開するだろうか？人の大統領のジョージW.ブッシュのプードル彼の吹き替えを狙う？後任のゴードンブラウンと説明する彼の猛烈な引数？おそらく...
British PM to face Iraq inquiry in early March British Prime Minister Gordon Brown will appear before the public inquiry into the Iraq war in early March, a spokesman for the probe said Tuesday.Brown was finance minister at the time of the 2003 US-led invasion, and is being called to give his account of the conflict several weeks after then prime minister Tony Blair gave his long-awaited evidence on January 29. 英国のゴードンブラウン首相は3月初旬、プローブのためのスポークスマンは、イラク戦争に公聴会の前に表示されますTuesday.Brown財務相は2003年の日米の時にされたの侵略をリードし、彼のアカウントを与えるために呼び出されている競合の数週間後にしてトニーブレア首相は彼の長い1月29日に証拠を待望した
The people's brakes on war | Caryl Churchill and Amir Amirani Historic protests couldn't stop the invasion of Iraq, but the legacy will be felt if conflict grows with IranSeven years ago today, it was hard to believe how many people were on the streets trying to prevent the Iraq war. There was anger and foreboding, but also a feeling of exhilaration. Surely a march this big would have some effect. As we know, it didn't.Yet the numbers on that 15 February 2003 march, the biggest demonstration ever held in Britain (joined by more than 10 million people in over 60 countries in what became the largest worldwide demonstration in history), do matter. Because what they pointed to was something unique. For every regular protester, there were a vast number of people who'd never marched before.So was the protest a failure? Given that we know now that Tony Blair had decided for war, any number of millions might not have deterred him. But the protesters have succeeded in making opposition to war a part of mainstream political debate. Not just in parliament, where the vote for war was won by only 12 MPs, but in the traditionally conse。vative press. The Daily Mail pointed to the anti-war demonstrators gathered for Blair's appearance before the Chilcot inquiry, and a poll showing that 80% of people polled thought Blair was lying, to state the country now shared the sentiments of the protesters.The protest also shattered the myth of political apathy. While whole series of demonstrations have been largely ignored by the media, in a bedrock of growing public disillusionment, even the most unsympathetic could hardly fail to take note of the size of that turnout.No movements succeed overnight. The civil rights movement in the United States eventually led to the end of segregation, and the Suffragettes in Britain got the vote. In the case of Iraq, 歴史的な抗議行動が、イラクの侵攻を止めることができなかった場合、競合とのIranSeven年前の今日は、どのように多くの人が通り、イラク戦争を阻止しようとするのが信じられなかったの成長は、従来の感じられるだろう
Guardian Daily podcast: Public sector strikes threatened during election; plus the Oscars' short list The public sector workers' union, the PCS, is balloting its members for strike action over the government's plan to cut redundancy pay. By cutting lump sums paid to staff made redundant to a maximum of two years' pay, it's hoped to save £500 million. But our Whitehall correspondent Polly Curtis says that the union plans a series of strikes to have the maximum impact during the election campaign.The former cabinet minister Clare Short gave evidence to the Chilcot inquiry into the Iraq war yesterday. Sketch writer Simon Hoggart says that she was the most entertaining yet and startled the panel with her frankness about what she considered Tony Blair's dysfunctional government.The Oscars shortlist was published yesterday. Film critic Xan Brooks believes that though there are ten names, the contest is between two very different films: the Hollywood 3D blockbuster Avatar and the low-budget documentary story The Hurt Locker about a bomb disposal team in Baghdad.With only months to go before the general election Gordon Brown announced a referendum on changing the voting system. Julian Glover says it is unlikely to be passed through parliament as the Labour party might lose the election and the Conservatives are against changing to an alternative vote method of picking MPs.Psychologists at Birmingham University have found an answer to an age-old question for viewers of cowboy films: why does the good guy always win in a gun fight. Science correspondent Ian Sample reports that they have proved humans are quicker when they react to something, than if they draw their pistols first.Jon DennisTim MabyPhil Maynard
Guardian Daily podcast: Lord Myners calls for banking inquiry; City minister Lord Myners is calling for an inquiry into the banking industry, saying that the culture of greed in the City has infected all parts of society. Our business editor Deborah Hargreaves explains what it all means. From Haiti, aid worker Carmen Michalska tells Rory Carroll about her part in rescuing a man who'd been buried in rubble for eleven days. The Chilcot Inquiry into the Iraq war continues this week, with the most high profile figure of all, former prime minister Tony Blair, due to give evidence on Friday. Tom Clark says the former Prime Minister willface some tough questioning, although he's unlikely to say anything he hasn't said before. It's Burns Night tonight, and it coincides with the lifting of a twenty year ban on importing haggis into the United States. As our Scotland correspondent Severin Carrell reports, the embargo was originally imposed because of fears over mad cow disease.And the Guardian's series on romantic poets continues this week, looking at writers including Blake, Byron, Keats and Wordsworth. Andrew Motion tells our literary editor Clare Armitstead about the concept of the sublime in romantic poetry.Douglas HardyPhil MaynardTim Maby
Guardian Daily podcast: Lord Goldsmith appears before Chilcot inquiry; plus Apple unveils the iPad The Chilcot inquiry into the Iraq war has heard from one of its key witnesses. Former attorney general Lord Goldsmith explained why he changed his mind on the legality of military action. But Andrew Sparrow, who's been live blogging from the inquiry, says Goldsmith - while defending the legality - pointedly stopped short of saying an invasion was the right thing to do.Technology expert Dan Catt gives his assessment of the hotly-anticipated new Apple iPad, unveiled by Steve Jobs yesterday.Steven Morris meets Cadbury workers protesting at the Bournville plant against the proposed takeover by American food giant Kraft.Beth, an environmental campaigner protesting against plans for an open cast mine in south Lanarkshire, speaks to me from the tree she has occupied for the last six months.And Jessica Shepherd looks at a new study that shows teenagers from poorer families are more likely to go to university than they were 15 years ago.Jon DennisPhil MaynardTim Maby
Guardian Daily podcast: Questions for Lord Goldsmith over legality of invasion; plus Britain out of recession In two days' time Tony Blair appears before the Chilcot inquiry into the Iraq war. Today his former attorney general gives evidence. Andrew Sparrow, who's been live blogging from the inquiry, outlines some of the main questions Lord Goldsmith is expected to answer on why he changed his mind on the legality of an invasion. In France, a cross-party committee of MPs has produced a report for parliament that recommends stopping Muslim women from using public services if they insist on covering their face. Lizzy Davies reports from Paris.Britain's economy grew by 0.1% in the fourth quarter of 2009, ending the deepest recession since the 1930s. But Heather Stewart, the Observer's economics editor, says the recovery is extremely weak.It's more than two weeks since a 7-magnitude earthquake killed an estimated 200,000 people in Haiti. Rory Carroll reports from Port-au-Prince on the continued plight of the survivors and the arrival of a plane load of Scientologists flown in by the Hollywood actor John Travolta. Steven Morris has been to Eastlays mine in Wiltshire, where valuable bottles of wine owned by some of the wealthiest people in the world are stored.Jon DennisPhil MaynardTim Maby
Guardian Daily podcast: Tony Blair’s former spin doctor gives evidence to Iraq inquiry; plus Manchester United’s finances Alastair Campbell, Tony Blair's director of communications from 1994 until 2003, gave evidence yesterday to the Chilcott inquiry into the Iraq war. We hear the views of members of the public attending proceedings, and why Campbell texted the Guardian's former political editor Michael White yesterday afternoon.Sports correspondent Owen Gibson assesses the impact Manchester United's precarious finances may have on the club and fans.Diplomatic editor Julian Borger looks at the latest in a series of disappearances and assassinations involving Iranian scientists. Are they linked to Tehran's nuclear programme?And as research exposes the poor nutrition of schoolchildren's packed lunches, G2's Hannah Pool expresses sympathy for the 1% of pupils who are given healthy food in their lunchbox.Jon DennisPhil MaynardTim Maby
Ex-UN weapons inspector faces child sex charges PHILADELPHIA - A longtime UN weapons inspector who blamed a 2001 sex-sting arrest on his criticism of the Iraq war has again been charged in an online child-sex case, and this time he was caught on camera.Scott Ritter, 48, of... フィラデルフィア-人は、イラク戦争を批判し、再度オンラインで子供に充電されているセックスの場合は2001年のセックスおとり捜査逮捕を非。長年、国連武器査察官、彼camera.Scottリッター、48、ので逮捕されたこの時間
Marines the first US forces to exit Iraq The US Marines who stood at some of the bloodiest turning points of the Iraq war are packing up and leaving in the first major wave of American forces to withdraw. 米海兵隊は、一部のイラク戦争の激戦の転換点で荷造りされ、アメリカ軍の最初の大きな波に撤退するまま立っていた