Tag: Iraq

  • insincere and dishonest

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    Compare this article on Guardian online today ‘He’s just sleeping, I kept telling myself’ On Sunday, 13 Iraqis were killed and dozens injured in Baghdad when US helicopters fired on a crowd of unarmed civilians. G2 columnist Ghaith Abdul-Ahad, who was injured in the attack, describes the scene of carnage – and reveals just how…

  • under God, under Brenda or under George?

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    I have been following with not a little glee as the atheist Michael Newdow makes his case to the US Supreme Court. Arguing that it interferes with his freedom to force his daughter to recite a message of religious subserviance. And she’s not the only one affected, Kenny Hess doesn’t like it either. Now as…

  • burn flags, not books

    Robert Fisk: So yesterday was the burning of books. First came the looters, then the arsonists. It was the final chapter in the sacking of Baghdad. The National Library and Archives ? a priceless treasure of Ottoman historical documents, including the old royal archives of Iraq ? were turned to ashes in 3,000 degrees of…

  • anti war march this saturday & we’re making a placard and have been trying to think up some decent slogans. Here are my efforts: military expenditure US…………..$280 Billion Iraq………….$1.3 Billion who is more dangerous? reverend Blair says: Love thy transatlantic neighbour bomb the shit out of the arabs. (& just don’t mention the french) –…

  • God knows I’m not a Christian (God knows this better than most – or he would were he not dead) But, at the eleventh hour before this latest war, I am forced to admit that there is a lot of merit in St. Augustine’s definition of a just war. His formulation lays out seven principles…