A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press. Daily timeline of events in Iraq as collected from stories and dispatches in the French and Italian media: Le Monde (Paris), Il Corriere della Sera (Milan), La Repubblica (Rome), L'Orient-Le Jour (Beirut) and occasionally from El Mundo (Madrid).
No much when one counts the billions in Homeland Security boondoggles, however, BioShield may be about to bite the dust. Despite the Government's commitment to buy the wonder drug Neu-Mune (to rebuild our bone marrow have we've been dirty bombed, you see), the Health and Human Services Department raised the bar so high that the drug manufacturer, Brooklyn, Bridge and Poke (actually, Hollis) has thrown in the towel. This clever maneuver -demanding that the drug company spend $50 million in further research- is the back door on the way to putting an end the tomfoolery.