Archive for April, 2003

First the museum, now the library

April 15th, 2003 – 7:57 pm
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After failing to prevent the sacking of the Iraqi National Museum, the U.S. troops have now failed to prevent the sacking and burning of both the National Library and Archives and the nearby library of Korans at the Ministry of Religious Endowment (which reportedly contained one of the oldest surviving copies of the Koran). Now, […]

How to make friends in a new country, American-style

April 15th, 2003 – 7:36 pm
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“American soldiers killed at least 10 Iraqis and wounded dozens of others yesterday when they reportedly fired on a political rally in Mosul. ‘There are perhaps 100 wounded and 10 or 12 dead,’ said Ayad al-Ramadhani, director of the Republican Hospital in Mosul.” – Independent The U.S. has, of course, denied that they shot at […]

Moral Bankruptcy

April 14th, 2003 – 9:23 pm
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Over on Daily Kos there’s an excellent post by Steve Gilliard about how Bush and his cronies have been reacting to the endgame of the war on Iraq. Read it!

A quote

April 13th, 2003 – 8:14 pm
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“This is not Iraq, where doubters and dissenters are punished or silenced—this is the United States of America. We need to support our young people as they are sent to war by the President, and I have no doubt that American military power will prevail. But to ensure that our post-war policies are constructive and […]

Next in line

April 13th, 2003 – 8:04 pm
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There has been a lot of talk about what comes next for the neocons in their attempt to reshape the Middle East according to their own vision of how things should be (even if that’s not how the people there want it to be). Apparently it’s going to be Syria, as we’ve been treated to […]


April 13th, 2003 – 1:07 pm
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Teresa Nielsen Hayden is angry about the looting of the National Museum of Iraq in Baghdad, and with good reason.

A new Get Your War On for V-I Day

April 12th, 2003 – 9:34 am
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The newest Get Your War On is out. Go read it! [via boingboing]

“Nothing is more important in the face of war than cutting taxes”

April 11th, 2003 – 8:22 pm
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That’s what House Majority Leader Tom DeLay said recently, while he was taking advantage of the current war-time support for Bush to push through a budget featuring big tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans. It’s a pretty strange comment, since never in the last century has a President requested a tax cut during a war. […]

Michael Moore on the backlash from his Oscar speech

April 11th, 2003 – 8:04 pm
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Director Michael Moore made the best antiwar statement of the evening during the Oscar ceremonies a few weeks ago. Well, best in terms of sentiment anyway, if not in terms of eloquence. Now he has an open letter on his website talking about the “backlash” that he’s suffered since because of his antiwar views. The […]

Denying the problem as Iraq slides into chaos

April 11th, 2003 – 7:51 pm
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Today U.S. Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld said that what’s currently going on in Iraq is just the “untidy” period between war and freedom, and then went on to condemn the media for reporting about the looting and general lawlessness that has swept through Iraq in the past few days. Apparently he doesn’t want anything to […]