Weekly Review

From Harper’s:

Lauraclassroom_350 Senator John McCain said that American troops in Iraq were “fighting and dying for a failed policy”; Henry Kissinger said that he didn’t believe a military victory in Iraq is possible;[The New York Times] and Army Specialist James Barker admitted that he had raped a 14-year-old Iraqi girl and helped murder her family in March 2006.[BBC News] Tony Blair told Al Jazeera that western intervention in Iraq had been “pretty much of a disaster,”[Times Online] and 40 firefighters in the United Kingdom carried out a two-hour rescue operation to bring a sheep down from a ledge.[Sky News] Syria’s foreign minister visited Iraq to discuss renewing diplomatic relations between the two nations,[Al Jazeera] and a researcher in Germany claimed that the swords of Damascus, which were made from a type of steel known as wootz, have a microstructure of carbon nanotubes.[Nature] Economist Milton Friedman died[The New York Times] and the price of oil stabilized;[BBC News] football coach Bo Schembechler died and Ohio State beat Michigan 42-39.

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