Archive for May 4, 2004
TABLE 1: NET OFFICIAL DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE IN 2002 (ODA/GNI %) Denmark 0.96 Norway 0.89 Sweden 0.83 Netherlands 0.81 Luxembourg 0.77 Belgium 0.43 Ireland 0.40 France 0.38 Finland 0.35 Switzerland 0.32 United Kingdom 0.31 Canada 0.28 Germany 0.27 Portugal 0.27 Australia 0.26 Spain 0.26 Austria 0.26 Japan 0.23 New Zealand 0.22 Greece 0.21 Italy 0.20 United [...]
The U.S. military has investigated the deaths of 25 prisoners held by American forces in Iraq and Afghanistan and determined that two prisoners were murdered by Americans, one an Army soldier and the other a CIA contractor, Army officials said on Tuesday.
Full text: U.S. Army report on Iraqi prisoner abuse
I was reading in my bed while O’Reilly was blasting outside in my living room. He interviewed Ted Rall (a cartoonist who has his site). I used to do political cartoon since I was 7, and have strong opinions on the art of caricature, and do not appreciate his work much. I think that Toles [...]
I just finished reviewing a manuscript for a political science book for an American publisher. The author is basically nostalgic for colonial rule in the developing world. Times have changed (or they have not?)
I heard Sen. Hillary Clinton criticizing the recent torture of Iraqi prisoners as “ineffective”. I wonder if she will be working on legislation for more effective torture techniques.
I should note that some of the pictures circulating on Arab websites (ostensibly) showing torture and rape of Iraqi prisoners are fake (like the ones on AlWafd’s website). Some have sent me those pictures, and I of course will not use them, and this is why.
Racial/ethnic cleansing by the Sudanese government. Arab Militiamen on Horses Uproot a Million.
Visiting a changed Fallujah: New graves, damaged mosques, rage at U.S.
You have to read this important piece on Ahmad Chalabi (international embezzler). You may get a free one-day pass to read. “Why did the neocons put such enormous faith in Ahmed Chalabi, an exile with a shady past and no standing with Iraqis? One word: Israel. They saw the invasion of Iraq as the precondition [...]
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Results of the last Angry Poll (vote on the new one) The choice between George W. Bush and John Kerry is… Answers Votes Percent 1. a real choice, and will make a differece. 63 14% 2. is absolutely meaningless, and the world will be unaffected. 27 6% 3. a reflection of the bankcruptcy of the [...]