Saturday, December 30, 2006


I agree with Talking Points Memo on the whole Saddam thing. It appears that we've managed to create a martyr:
"The president, the leader Saddam Hussein is a martyr and God will put him along with other martyrs. Do not be sad nor complain because he has died the death of a holy warrior," said Sheik Yahya al-Attawi, a cleric at the Saddam Big Mosque.

Police blocked the entrances to Tikrit and said nobody was allowed to leave or enter the city for four days. Despite the security precaution, gunmen took to the streets of Tikrit, carrying pictures of Saddam, shooting into the air, and calling for vengeance.
As if Bush hadn't messed up the whole "war on terror" thing enough, now he's just managed to make it a little bit worse. Heckuva job, Shrubya.

But enough from me, how about some Iraqi reactions: A round-up at Asterism, A star from Mosul, and Baghdad Burning.

Moving on to other stupid things, man arrested because of his own and his son's allergies. I'm opposed to wanton drug use, but the drug war is insane and useless and is killing far more people than it is saving. And if you can't even get needed medicine without risking arrest, there is something really wrong.

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