Monthly Archives: December 2006

The Dawa Party Finally Get Their Man

In the midst of the Iran-Iraq war, on July 8, 1982, members of the Dawa Party, at the behest of Iran, tried to unsuccessfully assassinate Saddam Hussein in the town of Dujail. On December 30, 2006 the Dawa Party finally got their … Continue reading

Posted in Foreign Policy, Iraq, Terrorism | 4 Comments

BREAKING NEWS: NORAD Tracks Man In Red Suit Piloting Unidentified Flying Sleigh

    The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) is tracking a man in a red suit led by what appears to be a red-nosed creature high above the Earth. He is expected to enter American airspace sometime in the … Continue reading

Posted in Personal, Society | 10 Comments

Avoiding Kaganistan

"Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more;" – King Henry V at the siege of Harfleur, Act III, Scene 1, William Shakespeare’s "Henry V" Iraq is not France and Baghdad is not Harfleur. And George W Bush is … Continue reading

Posted in Foreign Policy, Iraq | 9 Comments

Five Years

    Mubarak Hussain is almost home. Last spring, when the U.S. government released the names of the detainees being held at Guantanamo Bay, it became apparent that at least some of the detainees were not what Mr. Bush and … Continue reading

Posted in Bangladesh, Foreign Policy, Human Rights | 2 Comments

Joi Bangla

    "Kill three million of them," said President Yahya Khan at the February conference, "and the rest will eat out of our hands." [...] I am a child of genocide. Bangladeshis of my generation who have survived the slaughter … Continue reading

Posted in Bangladesh, Bangladesh Liberation War, Human Rights, Personal | 12 Comments