“I was a little bit underwhelmed,’’ said Doug Rohde, 46, as he left her a rally in a fire station in Denison. “The message was very generic — and no questions.’’
Here is a translation of the transcript of the alleged telephone conversation from senior al-Qa’eda leader Baitullah Mehsud to another militant said to have been intercepted after the assassination. Maulvi Sahib (MS): Asalaam Aleikum (Peace be with you) Baitullah Mehsud (BM): Waleikum Asalam (And also with you) MS: Chief, how are you? BM: I am fine. MS: Congratulations, I just got back during the night. BM: Congratulations to you, were they our men? MS: Yes they were ours. BM: Who were they? MS: There was Saeed, there was Bilal from Badar and Ikramullah. BM: The three of them did it? MS: Ikramullah and Bilal did it. BM: Then congratulations. MS: Where are you? I want to meet you. BM: I am at Makeen (town in South Waziristan tribal region), come over, I am at Anwar Shah’s house. MS: OK, I’ll come. BM: Don’t inform their house for the time being. MS: OK. BM: It was a tremendous effort. They were really brave boys who killed her. MS: Mashallah (Thank God). When I come I will give you all the details. BM: I will wait for you. Congratulations, once again congratulations. MS: Congratulations to you. BM: Anything I can do for you? MS: Thank you very much. BM: Asalaam Aleikum. MS: Waaleikum Asalaam.
Should new immigrants be required to take a citizenship and language test in order to remain in (the UK/ France/ Italy/ Spain/ Germany/ the U.S.)?
Source: Harris Interactive / Financial Times
Methodology: Online interviews with 6,226 adults in Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United States, conducted from Nov. 28 to Dec. 4, 2007. Margin of error for individual countries is 3 per cent.
Do you support or oppose the legalization of prostitution in “trick houses”.
Source: Marktest / Diario de Noticias / TSF
Methodology: Telephone interviews with 807 Portuguese adults, conducted from Nov. 20 to Nov. 23, 2007. Margin of error is 3.45 per cent.
What party would you vote for in the next general election?
|Dec. 2007||Nov. 2007||Aug. 2007|
Source: Communicate Research / The Independent
Methodology: Interviews with 1,004 British adults, conducted from Dec. 14 to Dec. 16, 2007. Margin of error is 3 per cent.
Giuliani v. Rodham Clinton
|Dec. 18||Dec. 4||Nov. 8|
|Rudy Giuliani (R)||45%||43%||46%|
|Hillary Rodham Clinton (D)||44%||46%||42%|
Romney v. Rodham Clinton
|Dec. 18||Dec. 4||Nov. 8|
|Mitt Romney (R)||44%||43%||42%|
|Hillary Rodham Clinton (D)||43%||46%||47%|
Source: Rasmussen Reports
Methodology: Telephone interviews with 800 likely American voters, conducted on Dec. 17 and Dec. 18, 2007. Margin of error is 3.5 per cent.