May 11, 2005


Just the tip of the iceberg of hatred that the rest of the whole world feels toward the US as a result of Bush's misguided and dangerous policies. Why shouldn't Iran be able to develop nuclear weapons? We have them. And our attack on Iraq (one of Iran's neighbors) has plainly shown that we'll ignore the UN's recommendations and attack a country without proof and occupy it indefinitely. We'll even have the nerve to call the long, bloody occupation Operation Iraqi "Freedom". Besides, Bush has already branded Iran part of the "axis of evil." I'm not denying the unsavory elements of both Iraqi and Irani governments. But since Bush took office, the US has joined the list of rogue nations. So why shouldn't Iran feel the need to protect itself?

Grenade 'thrown at Bush' in Georgia

Julian Borger in Washington
Wednesday May 11, 2005
The Guardian

The FBI and the US secret service were this morning investigating a report that a hand grenade had been thrown towards President Bush as he was making a speech in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia.
The secret service, which provides Mr Bush's bodyguards, was told by Georgian authorities of a report that a device, possibly a hand grenade, was thrown to within 100ft of the stage on which the president was speaking.

According to Jonathan Cherry, a secret service spokesman, the device hit someone in the crowd and fell to the ground without detonating. It was picked up and removed by a Georgian security officer.
The Associated Press quoted a spokesman for the Georgian interior ministry, Guram Donadze, as denying any such incident had happened.

"This is an absolute lie. This did not occur," Mr Donadze said.

However, he later said that an announcement about the report would be made later today.

Mr Cherry told reporters that secret service agents were working with investigators from the FBI, the state department and the Georgian authorities to find out what happened.