Archive for September, 2004

Shahjahan Enthroned with Mahabat Khan and a Shaykh (Mughal, 1629). 

Posted on September 30, 2004 by As'ad

From State of Siege poem by Palestinian poet Mahmud Darwsih (my translation): Every death, even if expected, is the first death So how can I see a moon sleeping under every stone?

Posted on September 30, 2004 by As'ad

400 Darfur refugees dying every day.

Posted on September 30, 2004 by As'ad

WSJ reporter: “Being a foreign correspondent in Baghdad these days is like being undervirtual house arrest.”

Posted on September 30, 2004 by As'ad

Insurgents Are Mostly Iraqis, U.S. Military Says: (Bush, Kerry and Allawi have cited foreign fighters as a major security problem.)

Posted on September 30, 2004 by As'ad

Poll: Americans Uninformed on Bush, Kerry.

Posted on September 30, 2004 by As'ad

IMF Approves $436 Million Loan for Iraq. Why Iraq, you may ask?

Posted on September 30, 2004 by As'ad

“Pentagon wants ‘uplifting accounts’ about Iraq: Administration wants upbeat reports, will ‘curtail’ bad news about Iraq.”

Posted on September 30, 2004 by As'ad

“More than 90 percent of Palestinians support calls for sweeping reforms of Yasser Arafat’s Palestinian Authority but far fewer think they will happen, a poll published on Thursday said.”

Posted on September 30, 2004 by As'ad

The books that Texas banned.

Posted on September 30, 2004 by As'ad

I noticed that both Kerry and Bush invoked the security of Israel as an important factor in their respective foreign policies. Well, one thing is for sure. THIS IS ZIONISM: “Israeli forces killed at least 23 Palestinians yesterday on one of the bloodiest days of the intifada, as the army made a rare push into […]

Posted on September 30, 2004 by As'ad

Why Have We Suddenly Forgotten Abu Ghraib?

Posted on September 30, 2004 by As'ad

When everything else fails, try empty propaganda and lies: “The Bush administration, battling negative perceptions of the Iraq war, is sending Iraqi Americans to deliver what the Pentagon calls “good news” about Iraq to U.S. military bases, and has curtailed distribution of reports showing increasing violence in that country.”

Posted on September 30, 2004 by As'ad

Full text. A new report finds the Defense Department now spends half of its entire budget on private contractors. The study also found that the top 50 contractors received more than half of all the money and were more likely to get contracts without competitive bidding.

Posted on September 30, 2004 by As'ad

Do Bush and `Allawi have the same speech writers? Judge for yourselves.

Posted on September 30, 2004 by As'ad

While Bush continues to “make progress” in Iraq, September was among Deadliest Months for U.S. in Iraq.

Posted on September 30, 2004 by As'ad

Alanquva and Her Three Sons (from the Chingiznama of Rashid ad-Din, India, 1596). 

Posted on September 29, 2004 by As'ad

The Crying of the Swallow by Syrian poet Muhammad Al-Maghut (my translation): To those who stabbed me in the back while I was leaning over my papers like a Shaykh over his rug The wolf and the serpent will never be two doves under the rain Rain is for me Rain, thunder, wind, and streets […]

Posted on September 29, 2004 by As'ad

Putin hurts democracy, petition says.

Posted on September 29, 2004 by As'ad

Iraqi political cartoon published in Baghdad. 

Posted on September 29, 2004 by As'ad