Of course, all of us should be honored to be listed on the TIME 100 alongside the two men who will be slugging it out in the fall: President Obama, and the man who would defeat him, David Koch.
Give it up everybody. David Koch.
Little known fact — David, nice to see you again, sir.
Little known fact, David’s brother Charles Koch is actually even more influential. Charles pledged $40 million to defeat President Obama, David only $20 million. That’s kind of cheap, Dave.
Sure, he’s all for buying the elections, but when the bill for democracy comes up, Dave’s always in the men’s room. I’m sorry, I must have left Wisconsin in my other coat.
I was particularly excited to meet David Koch earlier tonight because I have a Super PAC, Colbert Super PAC, and I am — thank you, thank you — and I am happy to announce Mr. Koch has pledged $5 million to my Super PAC. And the great thing is, thanks to federal election law, there’s no way for you to ever know whether that’s a joke.
By the way, if David Koch likes his waiter tonight, he will be your next congressman.
The Ministry of Defence says it is evaluating sites for surface-to-air missiles for the Olympic Games, and could place them at residential flats.
Residents at an estate in east London have received a leaflet saying soldiers could be placed there during the Games.
It says part of an air defence system might be based at a water tower on the estate, where 700 people live.
A spokesman said the MoD had not yet decided whether to deploy ground based air defence systems during the Games.
“It’s a staggering figure,” Milton says. “All the more staggering when you realize that more people were killed in the rehearsal for the landing at Utah Beach than were killed in the actual landing at Utah Beach.” Utah Beach was one of the beaches in Normandy that Allied troops charged on D-Day.
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has come under a scathing attack from a former head of Israel’s internal security service over his handling of Iran’s alleged nuclear programme.
Yuval Diskin, the country’s former head of the Shin Bet domestic intelligence service, said in a voice clip played on Israel Radio on Saturday that the country’s leaders were “messianic” and unfit to tackle the Iranian nuclear programme.
Doesn’t it seem odd that America’s security services seem to be run by idiots and the president seems thoughtful and concerned about the future, while Israel appears to be the reverse?