internationales weblog zum irak-konflikt, dem "krieg gegen terrorismus", etc.: fakten, meinungen, hintergr´┐Żnde
international blog on the conflict in iraq and "war on terrorism" and the like: facts, opinions, backgrounds


Riverbend: "The new governmental set is quite interesting. Some of the ministers are from inside of the country (not exiles) and the rest are from abroad and affiliated with different political parties. This will, naturally, determine the types of employees in the various ministries. You can't get a job these days without the proper 'tazkiyeh' or words of approval from somebody who knows somebody who knows someone who knows someone else who has a friend who has a relative who... well, you get the picture."


SF gallery owner becomes target after showcasing painting of Iraqi prisoner abuse: "After displaying a painting of U.S. soldiers torturing Iraqi prisoners, a San Francisco gallery owner bears a painful reminder of the nation's unresolved anguish over the incidents at Abu Ghraib -- a black eye and bloodied brow delivered by an unknown assailant who apparently objected to the art work."


Raed in the Middle: "Finally, we have a president and a prime minister
So ?they? selected our president and prime minister in a small meeting,
But they couldn?t even announce the place of their meeting!!!
What a great strong authority!
Hiding in a dark smelly shelter someplace in the ?green zone?, and announcing fake governments"