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How to end the week?

Peter van Dyk | 11:30 UK time, Friday, 16 March 2007

Richard gave some ideas earlier - so we'll start off talking about Trinidad. Should we try to hear from the church there?

David wonders if we should return to Pakistan - we spoke about the removal of the head of the supreme on Tuesday. Is it a choice between Musharraf or the lawyers? Who should the outside world support in Pakistan's crisis? Is this the embers of democracy flickering into life?

That didn't spark much here. So David tried again with the US TV broadcast on Sunday of an interview with a Marine who is charged with murdering unarmed Iraqi civilians in Haditha in 2005. Staff Sergeant Frank Wuterich said he regrets the deaths but would make the same decisions again. Are US soldiers murderers or scapegoats?

Backing that up is the news today that the death of a UK soldier when a US pilot fired on his convoy in Iraq has been ruled unlawful by a coroner.

Another suggestion is the reports that the Palestinians will take part in Eurovision next year. We'll wait to see if things move a bit.

And we've had this comment on the blog from Adam in the US about yesterday's programme:
"I just would have liked to see this Pentagon malarchy and this guy's supposed confession talked about. It seems most of the BBC audience agrees it is bogus and would have made for some good and high-wired discussion."

There's a feeling we would be late on the Khalid Sheikh Mohammed story. But Rahul (who's presenting today as Ros prepares for the US trip) suggested we should do the verdict from the trial of seven men accused of plotting to carry out a series of bombings in the UK. The jury has retired to consider their verdict.


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