May 27, 2000
Life, it is said, is what happens while you are making plans. Israel's withdrawal from Lebanon was not supposed to be like this. Yet the idea of an "orderly unilateral withdrawal" always seemed a contradiction in terms, like a controlled free fall. The unsettling pictures of fleeing Lebanese and rejoicing hezbollah forces, however, do not change Israel's fundamental objectives, nor the chances of achieving them. Those objectives are straightforward: to leave Lebanon, restore security to the northern border, and safeguard the lives of our South Lebanese Army allies.
September 28, 2007
WHEN PUSH CAME to shove on Wednesday night at the Democratic presidential debate in New Hampshire, none of the major candidates would guarantee that combat troops would be out of Iraq by the end of their first term. Oh, by the way, that would be in the year 2013. Asked if they would guarantee the removal of troops, here were the replies: "I think it's hard to project four years from now," said Sen. Barack Obama. "It is very difficult to know what we're going to be inheriting," replied Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton.
November 16, 2006 |
Fresh from a decisive election victory in which voter disaffection over Iraq played a pivotal role, Sen. Robert Menendez (D., N.J.) has returned to Washington, where he has already begun to pressure the Bush administration for troop withdrawals. Menendez, who was named to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said he planned to make the war his top issue and would use his role on the committee to highlight what he believes is the administration's failed approach. He said he expected the committee, which Democrats will control when the new Congress takes office in January, to grill Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, national security adviser Stephen J. Hadley, and other senior administration officials at public hearings.
January 29, 1986 |
The Reagan administration wants U.S. companies operating in Angola to think about withdrawing because their operations there are subsidizing a pro-Soviet government and might be blocking U.S. efforts to settle the 10-year-old Angolan civil war, the administration's point man on southern Africa indicated yesterday. Assistant Secretary of State Chester Crocker stopped short of flatly asking the companies to withdraw from Angola. But he said the administration has "asked them to think" about their presence there.
January 22, 1986 |
The U.S. Pro Indoor Tennis Championships, which John McEnroe has turned into his personal showcase in recent years, will be without the four-time defending champion when play begins Monday. McEnroe, the world's second-ranked player, withdrew yesterday from the tournament. At the same time, the Men's International Professional Tennis Council (MIPTC) granted McEnroe's request for a reduction in the number of designated tournaments he must play this year. "He feels that he's got some nagging injury problems," said John McEnroe Sr., who notified tournament officials of his son's withdrawal.
May 29, 2003 |
The concept of the "do-over" may work in playground sports, but not in city elections, a Common Pleas Court judge ruled yesterday. President Judge Frederica Massiah-Jackson said that Anthony Clark could not undo his withdrawal from last week's Democratic primary for city commissioner because the law requires evidence that he was coerced or duped into making his initial decision. "There is not even a minimum threshold met," Massiah-Jackson said. Clark withdrew from the race the night before polls opened on May 20. After he won, Clark argued that he didn't know what he was doing when he signed papers asking to be removed from the ballot.
June 8, 2009 |
It is well-known that withdrawal doesn't really work. At least, that's the consensus from sex educators and locker-room sages. But now, four reproductive health researchers contend that the withdrawal method, commonly known as pulling out or, more delicately, coitus interruptus, has gotten a bad rap. They cite evidence indicating withdrawal is almost as reliable as condoms over the course of a year. And while interrupting intercourse before ejaculation has obvious drawbacks, it's a reasonable strategy for monogamous couples who aren't worried about venereal diseases and have difficulty with other methods.
April 27, 2007 |
Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Arlen Specter voted with his party yesterday and against an Iraq spending measure that sets a timetable for withdrawing U.S. forces. "Congress may ultimately have to use its power of the purse to establish an orderly withdrawal from Iraq," Specter said after the vote, "but this bill inappropriately micromanages the war and tells the enemy the date when they can win just by waiting us out. " Specter's vote is consistent with earlier statements he made that it is "impractical and of questionable legal authority" to set withdrawal dates if the consequences would be to guide the enemy's planning.
September 27, 1990 |
It's shortly after 9:15 a.m. yesterday at the Mellon Bank at Broad Street and Erie Avenue in North Philadelphia when a man waiting in line hands a withdrawal slip to a teller. Some withdrawal. Written on the slip, in black ink, are the words: "I have a gun. Give me $1,000. " As police would later recount, the teller looks blankly at the man, who shows no sign of being armed. She says nothing and does nothing. As the bank's security camera records the incident, the would-be bank robber turns away - empty-handed - and walks calmly out the door.
August 11, 1988 |
Negotiations are continuing between attorneys for the Melmark Home and a neighbor of the Newtown Township home for the mentally retarded to put an end to a 20-month controversy over Melmark's plans to expand its facility. The issue was discussed at a July 21 meeting of the township Zoning Hearing Board when the board voted 4-0 to approve the withdrawal of an appeal of a Board of Supervisors decision. The appeal was filed by David Rawson, who lives across the street from Melmark.