2009年03月06日

良い戦争にせよ悪い平和にせよ・・・


There never was a good war or a bad peace.

良い戦争にせよ悪い平和にせよ、いまだかつて存在したことはない。
(ベンジャミン・フランクリン)


Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build bridges even when there are no rivers.

政治家はどこ行っても同じだ。川がなくても橋を建設すると約束する。
(ニキータ・フルシチョフ)

2009年03月04日

民主党・小沢党首の秘書、違法資金の疑いで逮捕


Key Ozawa aide arrested over illegal funds
( Japan Times )

The chief secretary of Ichiro Ozawa, head of the Democratic Party of Japan and a leading candidate to be the next prime minister, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of accepting illegal corporate donations, prosecutors said.

Experts said Okubo's arrest deals a blow to the DPJ, which is
attempting to promote itself as a viable alternative to the ruling Liberal Democratic Party while the LDP's leader, Prime Minister Taro Aso, is suffering from historically low public support ratings.

"The opaqueness surrounding Ozawa's political funds has been his Achilles heel. The damage to the DPJ will be severe," said Tomoaki Iwai, a political science professor at Nihon University in Tokyo. "Attention may be focused on whether he should resign or be summoned to the Diet as a sworn witness."


【 まずは準備運動 】

・suspicion 感づき、疑い
・corporate 企業の 
・donation 寄付
・opaqueness 不透明さ
・summon 呼出す、召喚する


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2009年03月02日

オバマ大統領、米軍のイラク撤退を約束する


With Pledges to Troops and Iraqis, Obama Details Pullout
( New York Times )

President Obama declared the beginning of the end of one of the
longest and most divisive wars in American history on Friday as he announced that he would withdraw combat forces from Iraq by August 2010 and all remaining troops by December 2011.

The decision, outlined before thousands of camouflage-clad Marines here, underscored the transformation in national priorities a month after Mr. Obama took office as he prepared to shift resources and troops from increasingly stable Iraq to increasingly volatile Afghanistan.

But it also marked a sharp change in America’s attitude about Iraq after years of wrenching debate over war and peace. Despite some grumbling on the left and right, Mr. Obama’s pullout plan generated support across party lines on Friday, including from his rival in last year’s election and advisers to his predecessor, indicating an emerging consensus behind a gradual but firm exit from Iraq.


【 まずは準備運動 】

・troop 群れ、一団、部隊
・outline 輪郭、概説する
・transformation 変化、変質
・priority 優先(すること)、優先事項
・wrench (急激な)ねじり、ひねる
・grumbl 不平、不満(を言う)
・predecessor 前任者
・gradual 漸次の、ゆるやかな


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