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Another Monday

Mark Sandell Mark Sandell | 10:20 UK time, Monday, 7 August 2006

Muggy , grey and humid in London this morning but that's the worst of our problems. Came in on the bus reading Robert Fisk's article in the Independent in which he says it's now clear who's running America's policy in the Middle East; Israel. Is he right?
We also discussed at the end of the week whether to talk about this conflict as a war that can't be won, and David suggested we look at the "rules of war" -if there are any.
Let us know what you think, as always. We meet in about an hour and a half.

I was struck by the story of the Italian prison amnesty when 5 thousand prisoners were freed to clear space in the country's jails- and many of them were back behind bars within hours. Do Amnesties ever work?

And we may try to hear some voices from the Phillipines as Mount Mayon threatens to erupt; 35 thousand people have been evacuated...

Your suggestions welcome or there isn't much point in doing this programme..

We had an "awayday" on Saturday (i.e in our own time, i'd like to point out) when we discussed future ideas for the programme. They all involve you, so keep reading the blog to see what we suggest- and you may agree or disagree with.


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