After being threatened with impeachment by the Pakistan parliament, President Pervez Musharraf has decided to step down . The charges against the President include violation of the constitution and gross misconduct. He has of course been one of the United States’ strongest allies in its war against Islamist extremism. Continue reading ‘On air: Will the world be more dangerous without Musharraf?’
Archive for August 18th, 2008
You want to talk about it and it could make for tomorrow’s programme:
More and more athletes are switching nationalities in order to compete at the Olympics. There are Brazilians representing Georgia, a Syrian representing Germany, a Kenyan representing the United States and an American, (Becky Hammon) representing Russia.
It’s not the first time this is happening BUT it’s becoming more noticeable in Beijing than in previous Games, so much so it’s beginning to cause concern among international sports bodies.
Is it wrong to change your nationality in order to try and win an Olympic medal? What’s more important – National allegiance or an Olympic medal?
Goodmorning it’s Karnie today…
Thanks to Andrew in Australia and Abdi in Kenya for looking after the blank page over the weekend. I must admit I haven’t yet had time to look at your suggestions but will do so shortly. In the meantime here’s a story worth discussing..it’s just come through: Continue reading ‘Talking points 18th August’