And the most interesting two minutes in television, the latest from the wartime grapevine:
A Syrian Connection To The U.N. Bombing?
Intelligence reports show the truck used in Tuesday's deadly bombing at the U.N. headquarters (search) in Baghdad came from Syria (search), according to Israel's ambassador to the U.N. Ambassador Dan Gillerman says the attack was, ‘part of a concerted, global terrorist ... war which is being waged against the whole free world.’ But, he says, the Syrian connection does not mean Syria was directly involved in the attack. The Syrian government, meanwhile, denies the truck ever came from Syria, calling the accusation, ‘a big lie.’
Cynthia's New Stint
Former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney (search)…the outspoken Georgia Democrat who lost her seat in a Democratic primary after a number of exotic pronouncements, including the claim that President Bush (search) knew about the 9/11 attacks in advance…has now been hired to teach in the Ivy League at Cornell University. The ex-congresswoman…who recently lost a lawsuit challenging her loss in last year's primary…will be speaking and lecturing campus-wide on politics, human rights and voting rights, all issues a Cornell spokeswoman says McKinney is, ‘experienced in.’
L.B.J. Behind Assassination of J.F.K.?
Former President Lyndon B. Johnson (search) was behind the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, that according to a new book by Barr McClellan, who was a partner in a law firm that served Johnson. McClellan tells Knight Ridder news service that Johnson, ‘had the motive, opportunity and means.’ McClellan says a member of his own firm that closely worked with Johnson, Edward Clark, led the assassination plan and its cover-up. The book reportedly includes photographs, letters, interviews and expert fingerprint analysis to back up this claim. The book's author happens to also be the father of White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan (search).
Bill Clinton's former press secretary, Joe Lockhart (search), and other Democrats have now started a campaign to recall none other than President Bush. Their web-site, bush-recall.org, says they, ‘scorn’ President Bush, who, ‘has failed to provide our country with responsible and effective government.’ But since the Constitution provides no way for a president to be recalled, the self-titled ‘Bush Recall Team’ is hoping supporters will donate money to their political action committee, which will then run ads and take other measures to defeat President Bush in the 2004 elections.
— FOX News' Michael Levine contributed to this report
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