And now the most scintillating two minutes in television, the latest from the wartime grapevine:
Indicative of Iraq?
As the debate continues over what effect the war in Iraq has had on the larger war on terrorism, there is one indication that it had a powerful effect on Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi's (search) decision to give up his weapons of mass destruction (search).
It received little notice at the time, but in an interview with the British Spectator in September, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi (search) said Qaddafi had told him in a phone conversation that "I will do whatever the Americans want, because I saw what happened in Iraq, and I was afraid."
By the way, Qaddafi's son and heir apparent, is now claiming that the U.S. and Libya may conduct "joint military maneuvers in the future," adding "[The U.S.] is committed to protect us from any aggression."
Terrible Time for The Times
One month ago, as we reported on this broadcast, a poll showed that more Europeans consider Israel a threat to global peace than any other country. But The New York Times has had a terrible time with that story.
The Times initially reported -- twice -- that Europeans ranked Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon (search) No. 1, ahead of President Bush, as a threat to world peace.
But the poll never mentioned Sharon or President Bush, so The Times had to issue a correction, saying that "A majority perceived Israel (not Prime Minister Ariel Sharon) as the greatest threat."
But that's not what the poll said either.
So The Times has now published a correction of the correction, saying that, in fact, "a greater percentage" cited Israel as a threat, which is not the same as being "the greatest threat."
Glass Ceiling Starting to Crack?
New labor statistics show that, for the first time in at least 20 years, women in the United States outnumber men in higher paying, white-collar managerial and professional positions.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, women occupy about 51 percent of the 48 million such jobs. Twenty years ago, women occupied about 41 percent.
There's a new craze among children in the Palestinian city of Nablus: collectible cards showing real-life Middle East action figures.
There are 129 cards in all -- from a Palestinian boy throwing stones to an Israeli soldier forcing Palestinians off their land.
The cards are accompanied by cardboard boxes shaped like Israeli tanks... and any child who collects all 129 cards is eligible to win a grand prize. So far, six million cards have been sold.
— FOX News' Michael Levine contributed to this report
With more than 35 years of journalism experience to draw from, Brit Hume currently serves as a senior political analyst for FOX News Channel (FNC) and contributes to all major political coverage. Hume also is regular panelist on FOX's weekly public affairs program, "FOX News Sunday" on Sundays at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. ET. Click here for more information on Brit Hume.