Monthly Archives: June 2006

Fucking Ridiculous

Miraj at Baghdad Chronicles wrote a post a few days ago lamenting the frustration the Iraqis feel in George W Bush’s Iraq. Her posts are often raw but always genuine. They chronicle the frustration that ordinary Iraqis feel day in and day … Continue reading

Posted in Human Rights, Iraq, Personal | 12 Comments

Justice Stevens Schools John Yoo

    "Even assuming that Hamden is a dangerous individual who would cause great harm or death to innocent civilians given the opportunity, the Executive nevertheless must comply with the prevailing rule of law in undertaking to try him and … Continue reading

Posted in Constitution, Human Rights, Politics, Terrorism, Torture | 2 Comments

The SWIFT Boating Of The Media – A Third World Perspective

    I have largely ignored the New York Times report about the Bush Administration’s tracking of international banking transactions. I have done so mainly because this is a non-story. Almost everyone with a pulse had to assume that the … Continue reading

Posted in Foreign Policy, Politics, Terrorism | 10 Comments

David Beckham’s Right Foot And Zinedine Zidane’s Artistry

    Both England and France have advanced into the quarterfinals of the 2006 World Cup on the backs of their respective captains and aging stars. While the young stars of world soccer continue to shine at this year’s World … Continue reading

Posted in World Cup | 14 Comments

A Parting Of Ways In Iraq

Over the weekend Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki offered a national reconciliation plan to the Iraqi National Assembly. The plan offered to the Assembly was lacking some of the more controversial clauses that were part of an earlier draft. Nonetheless … Continue reading

Posted in Foreign Policy, Iraq, Terrorism | 7 Comments