What do you want to talk about today?
We just had this comment from Gary, who would like to talk about U.S. Army First Lt. Ehren Watada who is refusing to serve in Iraq. What do you think? Is it right for a serving soldier to refuse to go to war? Courage in refusing to fight or cowardice in refusing to uphold his duty?
It's just one idea from you today. Send an e-mail or leave a comment here. Read on for some other stories that we noticed today.
Ghanians celebrated their victory of the US, which put them through the round of 16 in the World Cup finals. How happy were Ghana's fans? See it with your own eyes here.
Also, the Bill Keller, executive editor of the New York Times, is defending the newspaper's decision to print information about the US government's use of financial records in the pursuit of terrorists. I have read a lot of blogs that have picked up this quote in his defence:
Some of the incoming mail quotes the angry words of conservative bloggers and TV or radio pundits who say that drawing attention to the government's anti-terror measures is unpatriotic and dangerous. (I could ask, if that's the case, why they are drawing so much attention to the story themselves by yelling about it on the airwaves and the Internet.)
We have a debate on the BBC News website about this issue. The question: Is President Bush right to attack 'terror fund' report?
In other news, drugs. It really depends on what news story you read. The world is beating its drug addiction, it says in the FT. The headline in the Independent in the UK says: Britain 'deserves its drugs problem', says UN. Despite lots of good news, the report cites a 'pandemic' of cannabis use, and says that many educated Europeans are in denial about their addiction to cocaine. It all depends on what part of the report you read, I guess.
A close friend of mine said yesterday: "It's raining. Of course, it's raining. It's Wimbledon." And the Times of London says that the rain allowed players to turn to their favourite pastime: Blogging. Wow, if I blogged everytime it rained in London (I know. I know, the weatherman keeps me telling me that there is a drought in London), my blog would look like War and Peace now.