In the News

Couple of quick thoughts:

A man sentenced to death in Kuwait for the 1983 bombings of the U.S. and French embassies now sits in Iraq’s parliament, according to U.S. military intelligence — via cnn

Does it take a “Military Intelligence” to say that a man who’s ‘publicly’ a member of the Iraqi parliament is actually ‘publicly’ convicted in Kuwait? What do these guys use a source of intelligence? The Internet?

On another note:

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev on Monday asked Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates to intercede on behalf of a Russian teacher accused of using pirated software in his classroom ….[and] is threatened with detention in Siberian prison camps – via cnn

There’s no question that Mr. Gates should intervene (I think he would). The question is HOW? Should he show it to the world? Should he write an open letter back? Should he open a private school, with labs equipped with Vista, and hire the teacher as a principle?

What do you think?