Archive for January 29, 2004
This man lost any credibility.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said Thursday that people concerned about losing freedom to government anti-terrorism efforts should speak out. Why does not she?
Remember to vote on the new Angry Poll, to the left below (I will make the 100 the cut-off mark).
For those who asked: this is from my new review essay on the Islam Industry in the Middle East Journal (footnotes not included): “…In present-day studies of Islam, one can easily cite as a source for research Гўв‚¬Е“a writer on a Muslim bulletin board.Гўв‚¬Вќ In Islam and the West (1993), none other than Bernard Lewis [...]
By the way, on Saddam’s ambition to be a writer: his advisor Tariq Aziz told Chief Weapons inspector, David Kay, that up to the start of the war, Saddam was sending him his last manuscript to edit. I read Saddam’s first novel, Zabibah Wa-l-Malik, and it was such a boring and tedious narrative, very much [...]
From Maureen Dowd’s column of today: “These two would-be world-class tough guys were willing to go to extraordinary lengths to show that they couldn’t be pushed around. Their trusted underlings misled them with fanciful information on advanced Iraqi weapons programs that they credulously believed because it fit what they wanted to hear. Saddam was swept [...]
From the New York Times today: “President Bush plans to scale back requests for money to fight AIDS and poverty in the third world, putting off for several years the fulfillment of his pledges to eventually spend more than $20 billion on these programs. Hardest hit would be the United Nations-supported Global Fund to Fight [...]