Interesting stories of the day

4) Perle admits invasion was illegal
    Guardian [UK]

"International lawyers and anti-war campaigners reacted with
astonishment yesterday after the influential Pentagon hawk Richard
Perle conceded that the invasion of Iraq had been illegal. In a
startling break with the official White House and Downing Street
lines, Mr Perle told an audience in London: 'I think in this case
international law stood in the way of doing the right thing.' ... The
controversy-prone Mr Perle resigned his chairmanship of the defence
policy board earlier this year but remained a member of the advisory
board." (11/20/03)

http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1089158,00.html

5) Former professor turns secesh
    Barre Montpelier Times-Argus

"Nothing about Thomas Naylor seems radical -- except, of course, his
politics. Naylor is soft-spoken and polite. A former university
professor, he exhibits obvious intelligence. He's also kind, a proud
father and, well, rather likable. But Naylor insists he's serious
when he says Vermont should secede from the United States and become
a republic. He's founded a political movement, the Second Vermont
Republic, to do just that, and now he's published his book on the

http://timesargus.com/Regional_News/Story/74657.html

Dear Michael:
Many thanks for the information regarding Professor Naylor. This is truly fascinating. I am endeavouring to pursue this further.
Also, thank you for the information from Mr. Perle. I am not sure however, what to make of it.
To David: I hope that you do not "secede" from the group discussions, as I for one have enjoyed your contributions, even if I did not always agree with them. Thank-you for the greeting as well.
Leilani

"Acree, Michael" <acreem@...> wrote:
4) Perle admits invasion was illegal
    Guardian [UK]

"International lawyers and anti-war campaigners reacted with
astonishment yesterday after the influential Pentagon hawk Richard
Perle conceded that the invasion of Iraq had been illegal. In a
startling break with the official White House and Downing Street
lines, Mr Perle told an audience in London: 'I think in this case
international law stood in the way of doing the right thing.' ... The
controversy-prone Mr Perle resigned his chairmanship of the defence
policy board earlier this year but remained a member of the advisory
board." (11/20/03)

http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1089158,00.html

5) Former professor turns secesh
    Barre Montpelier Times-Argus

"Nothing about Thomas Naylor seems radical -- except, of course, his
politics. Naylor is soft-spoken and polite. A former university
professor, he exhibits obvious intelligence. He's also kind, a proud
father and, well, rather likable. But Naylor insists he's serious
when he says Vermont should secede from the United States and become
a republic. He's founded a political movement, the Second Vermont
Republic, to do just that, and now he's published his book on the

http://timesargus.com/Regional_News/Story/74657.html

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