Archive for February 2, 2005
Path in a Park with a Figure , Between 1910 and 1914. Andre Derain.
“Documents: U.S. condoned Iraq oil smuggling”
“Pakistani troops recently helped direct U.S. artillery fire against militants in Pakistan.”
In solidarity with Iraqi voters, members of the US Congress dipped their fingers in…
Dont believe this: “The United States may rank Israel among the group of countries not taking action against human trafficking – a move that could result in the imposition of economic sanctions.”
Guess who is behind the Iraqi insurgency this week? (thanks Peter for the picture).
“A 12-year-old boy was among a group of looters in Iraq who were rounded up and allegedly abused by British soldiers.”
Bush will really be remembered for: splitting Iraq into pieces and establishing the Rule of the Ayatollah in Iraq: “Top Shi’ite clerics begin to press for an Islamic constitution.”
“Videotapes of riot squads subduing troublesome terror suspects at the US prison camp at Guantanamo Bay show the guards punching some detainees, tying one to a gurney for questioning, and forcing a dozen to strip from the waist down, according to a secret report.”
Some of you may still be clapping for Bush, but there is this: “Iraqis Report a Variety of Complaints About Irregularities on Election Day.”
Watching Bush’s speech on TV live (to offer commentary for AlJazeera–I usually read the text the next day) was as pleasurable an experience as reading Saddam’s last novel.
I will be talking about the Iraqi “elections” tomorrow Thursday at UC, Berkeley in 126 Barrows at 8:10PM. Please bring your own pots and pans: a cooking show will follow.