And now the most compelling two minutes in television, the latest from the wartime grapevine:
Separation of Religion and State
A new poll of Iraqis in Baghdad shows a majority of them oppose the separation of religion and state in a new Iraqi constitution. Forty percent support it.
The Gallup Poll also shows that 86 percent of Iraqis in Baghdad believe a new constitution should guarantee freedom of religion. And while 98 percent say a new constitution should guarantee freedom of speech, only 68 percent say a new constitution should guarantee freedom of assembly.
Dems Done with Donald?
Twenty-six heavily liberal House Democrats, led by New York Congressman Charlie Rangel (search), have introduced a resolution in Congress calling for Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's immediate resignation, saying Rumsfeld's -- "repeated miscalculations ... have caused the Armed Forces to be caught in a quagmire in Iraq."
House Resolution 323 insists -- "the tragic deaths of 240 American soldiers in Iraq during the occupation ... underscores [Rumsfeld's] gross mismanagement of his responsibilities." The resolution then goes on to say Rumsfeld has -- "demonstrated a lack of sensitivity" toward those casualties.
Billions for Bush's Defeat?
Billionaire currency speculator George Soros says that -- if the outcome could be guaranteed -- he would give up his $7 billion fortune to see President Bush defeated next year. He's says getting rid of President Bush is -- "the central focus of my life ... [and] a matter of life and death."
Soros, quoted in The Washington Post, says -- "America, under Bush, is a danger to the world" and it echoes the -- "supremacist ideology" of Nazi Germany.
The young woman who at last week's "Rock The Vote" CNN forum in Boston asked the Democratic presidential candidates if they prefer P.C. or Macintosh computers now says CNN fed her the question.
Brown University Student Alexandra Trustman, in a letter to her school newspaper, says she wanted to ask a -- "much more relevant question, about how, if elected, the candidates would use technology in their administrations."
But, she says, a CNN executive producer told her the question -- "wasn't light-hearted enough." She says the CNN anchor hosting the forum, Anderson Cooper, was trying to help the candidates relate to a younger audience.
— FOX News' Michael Levine contributed to this report
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