Archive for the Iraq War Category

Understanding the Middle East

Alex Golub a graduate student at the University of Chicago and fellow blogger suggests a few website and books to read to better understand the situation in the middle east. The list is pretty impressive. But if you don’t have the time or energy to read so many books, consider the following:From Beiruit to Jerusalem by Thomas Friedman. As Library Journal indicates: There have been any number of books that have worked hard at interpreting the melange called the Middle East. This one, however, makes a difference because it’s so well written and captures the psychological mannerisms of the people […]

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Gambling on Saddam’s Future

It appears that many are betting on how long they think Saddam Hussein will remain in power. According to CNN about $1.25 million in wagers had already been placed via Tradesports.com and that’s just one site. I hate to judge people on these sorts of things, but can’t help but think its done in poor taste.

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Stupid Professor

This Columbia University Professor is off his rockers. I’m all for expressing one’s views against the war, but to hope that a million American soldiers die is just wrong. There is no justifable reason for saying such a thing. At an anti-war “teach-in” this week, a Columbia University professor called for the defeat of American forces in Iraq and said he would like to see “a million Mogadishus” – a reference to the Somali city where American soldiers were ambushed, with 18 killed, in 1993. “The only true heroes are those who find ways that help defeat the U.S. military,” […]

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Baring Witness

Via link provided by Serenitee, was able to see photos of people who are trying to increase publicity to their anti-war stand by taking pictures in the nude. So wondering, would anyone out there bare witness? I know I wouldn’t.

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Your Money Is Not Wanted

CompAtlanta is refusing to ship their products to anyone from a foreign country (i.e. Canada, Mexico, France, Germany, etc.) “that does not support the United States in our efforts to rid the world of Saddam Hussein.” Spokeman for the company goes on to say, “If you are not with us, you are against us.” Alright then! Does this mean that they will not ship to anyone within the United States who does not support the war?

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