Bill Sykes' Newsletter from America.
An ex-Brit gives his views---(without
fear or favor)---of the American scene.
It must be pretty obvious to the discerning reader, that
as I publish each of these news letters at the beginning
of the month, a majority of the news items are from the
previous month. (In this case, news and comments are for
the month of April 2004).
I will not be making a seventeen minute opening
statement as President Bush did at his so-called news
conference on Tuesday evening the 13th April 2003 prime
time television broadcast - (which to me appeared to be
much more of a political campaign statement than a news
I try to find subjects which I think will be of general
interest to the readers of this news letter, but I’m
sorry to say that I’m influenced by the constant
TV news programs and daily front page articles which have
no room for anything else but politics and war. So what
am I to do - the world is in turmoil and I’m stuck
with trying to analyse and report factually the complex
and tragic events that are a daily occurrence.
I will tackle three, (or maybe more), major subjects
that have been headline news during the month of April
1) "The National Commission on Terrorist Acts Upon
the United States", has recently been involved in
investigating the intelligence failures that apparently
occurred prior to the eleventh of September terrorist
2) A synopsis of President Bush’s news conference
on the thirteenth of April 2004.
3) European reaction to decisions coming out of the Bush/Sharon
meeting at the White House on Wednesday the fourteenth
of April 2004.
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