Category Archives: Iraq

Fatwa in Effect

It’s as I suspected. Yesterday I posted an update on the situation with religious anti-gay death squads in Iraq, after seeing an article describing ongoing attacks despite reports that Iraqi cleric Ali al-Sistani had lifted the fatwa against gay men … Continue reading

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Reprieve for Iraqi Gays?

Nobody else is talking about this yet, so I might as well since — as I’ve noted before — there hasn’t been much discussion in the blogosphere about the hunting of Iraqi gays by religious death squads. Iraqi gay men … Continue reading

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Iraqi Gays Still Hunted, But Who Cares?

I was all set to blog about an account of the horrific death of Atwar Bahat, a leading Iraqi television journalist. Fortunately, before I could blog about it I found out via Peter Daou that the video that inspired the … Continue reading

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She seems OK with it, but isn’t there something pretty fucked up about sending a 52 year old grandmother to war, when she’s set to retire in ten months with 20 years service?

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Stephen Colbert Speaks for Me

Too much “truthiness” can be such a good thing. This has been all over the internets by now. So much that I didn’t know there’s a virtual media blackout of Stephen Colbert’s inspired riffing of Bush and his supporters at … Continue reading

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Write Your Own Caption #22

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Talk about adding insult to injury. The Pentagon is billing 900 wounded soldiers $1.2 million. I guess when you’ve got a war on your hands that’s costing you $320 billion now, and will likely cost more than $500 billion before … Continue reading

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Trade Upswing in Iraq

The sex trade that is. I’ve blogged once or twice about the about the plight of Iraqi children forced helped into prostitution the workforce either by poverty or street gangs established members of the business community, in the wake of … Continue reading

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Iraq’s Ultimate Ex-Gay Therapy

It looks like the BBC has finally picked up on the story of about Iraq’s anti-gay death squads. The opening of the story makes it sound almost as if Iraq has developed the ultimate "ex-gay therapy." "I don’t want to … Continue reading

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Not that it’s going to get much play anywhere at all, but the UN has confirmed the initial reports about Iraq’s anti-gay religious death squads.

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Um. Our Bad.

I suppose it’s nice that the Marines want to apologize for wreaking havoc in Babylon (or New Babylon for the armchair Armageddon enthusiasts out there) — stuff like filing sandbags with archaeological artifacts, or causing a roof to collapse due … Continue reading

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The Irony of Newt

Man the hits just keep on coming. I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised by this kind of thing anymore, but with his recent cricitism of the war in Iraq, I can only assume that Newt Gingrich must hate America. (Video … Continue reading

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It’s Their Party…

… And they’ll cry if they want to, I guess. Normally I’d post this as an aside, but it struck me as too interesting for that. For the last six years I’ve often marveled at the level of pretty much … Continue reading

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The Hate America Crowd

“I love America. Do you?” Since 9/11 that statement/question has been employed — often with depressing effectiveness — to reduce any would-be critic of the Bush administration to stammering out a half-hearted response, and to derail any serious critique past … Continue reading

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Why It Matters Who’s Watching Our Ports

A lot has been said about the matter of handing a United Arab Emirates firm control of 6 U.S. ports. So much, in fact, that I haven’t felt the need to say much about it until now. Last week, I … Continue reading

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