Archive for December, 2003

I heard this Iraqi intellectual make this point: He observed that Iraqi intellectuals are in a difficult position with the world: if they attack Saddam’s rule, they are accused by some of serving the US occupation. If they attack US occupation, they are accused by others of supporting Saddam. They cannot win.

Posted on December 31, 2003 by As'ad

Christian missionaries are going to Iraq to “save Muslim souls”. Will they also be welcomed with “flowers and sweets” as Makiya had predicted for the troops?

Posted on December 31, 2003 by As'ad

Heroine addicts for Bush: great boost for opium in Afghanistan.

Posted on December 31, 2003 by As'ad

US favorite dictator (Hillary Clinton recently heaped praised on him when she met him in Afghanistan) Hamid Karzai, insists that the new constitution will declare him as God, that he should be worshipped, but no more than 57 times a day, and that his name should be preceded by the glowing, shining, and hope for […]

Posted on December 31, 2003 by As'ad

Faith-based prisons.

Posted on December 31, 2003 by As'ad

US implicated in Iraq reconstruction scam.

Posted on December 31, 2003 by As'ad

This person asks: How to have a national ID card without threatening civil liberties. Easy: only issue cards for Arab Americans (some 51 percent of Americans agree with that “solution.”)

Posted on December 31, 2003 by As'ad

Was it really US who got Saddam? If it helps Bush’s reelection than YES.

Posted on December 31, 2003 by As'ad

Bush’s deadline for a Palestinian state will pass unnoticed. “What is a Palestinian state,” Bush asks Cheney. Cheney reminded Bush that Price is Right is on TV.

Posted on December 31, 2003 by As'ad

Israel wants to gag the famous nuclear whistleblower. Emos Alon wrote that he may have been abused to the point of losing his mind.

Posted on December 31, 2003 by As'ad

As for as we know, George W. Bush continues to consume large amounts of beef. His chef has even prepared a special beef ice-cream, and beef-smoothy.

Posted on December 31, 2003 by As'ad

Great victory for women in Isreal: female soldiers will now be allowed to kill as many Arabs as male soldiers.

Posted on December 31, 2003 by As'ad

You can only read this rubbish in the US press: concern over the rats that are bothering the Israeli solidiers in Hebron.

Posted on December 31, 2003 by As'ad

Is this not bigotry? World Zionist Organization is alarmed over Muslim population in Europe. (thanks to Qauil)

Posted on December 31, 2003 by As'ad

The list of most admired people by Americans is out. Now many of you will be upset (or happy) that George W. Bush is the most admired man. For me it is worse than that: when Bill Clinton was president, he also was most admired man by Americans. And first ladies (past and present) always […]

Posted on December 30, 2003 by As'ad

Of course, it was expected that this website will attract the kind of jerks (and worse) that sometimes appear in the comments’ section. One of them, signed gross comments signed by the name of my sister, and now he signs one with the name of one of my friends. He seems to pull the names […]

Posted on December 30, 2003 by As'ad

So Krista told me the other day that a small grocery store here in Modesto, California changed its name from Middle Eastern Market, to Eastern Market. I was quite furious. She suspected, rightly, that the name change indicated the desire of the owners to be less “controversial.” And the Middle East is always controversial in […]

Posted on December 30, 2003 by As'ad

Palestinians angry over the handing over of a Palestinian collaborator to Israel. Palestinian collaborators, long adored by US and Israel, are those Palestinians who point the cars and houses out for Israel to bomb. There was an article in New York Times weeks ago on Israeli methods of “recruitment” of collaborators. They often blackmail Palestinians […]

Posted on December 29, 2003 by As'ad

Israel and Poland sign a missile deal. Bush hails step as victory for peace and harmony. (thanks Julie).

Posted on December 29, 2003 by As'ad

Iraq’s reconstruction bottom line. (thanks Hani).

Posted on December 29, 2003 by As'ad