Monthly Archives: March 2003

When asked about what

When asked about what they think of this war, most Iraqis said that they were against the loss of innocent life and the destruction of their cities, but they seemed adamant about the removal of Saddam. This is from the Saudi based Arab News.

Taking Democracy Seriously in

Taking Democracy Seriously in Iraq by Eric Davis March 27 2003 Eric Davis is Director of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Rutgers University. His forthcoming book, Memories of State: Politics, History and Collective Identity in Modern Iraq, which is being published by the University of California Press, can be accessed online at: fas-polisci.rutgers.edu/~davis. [Continue]

Atlantic Man: Peaceniks talking

Atlantic Man: Peaceniks talking truth By Ira Straus From the International Desk Published 3/30/2003 10:25 AM WASHINGTON, March 30 (UPI) — What would happen if members of the “peace movement” were given a shot of sodium pentathol or some other “truth drug,” and found themselves seized with an uncontrollable urge to start speaking honestly about [Continue]

Tragedy of the Arabs

Tragedy of the Arabs By Ralph Peters THE NEW YORK POST March 30, 2003 TV networks in the Arab world gloat as they broadcast pictures of American prisoners executed by Saddam’s thugs. They report every Iraqi lie as if it contains unassailable truth, while mocking each report of allied success. They promise their viewers Iraq [Continue]

Sometimes you find a

Sometimes you find a few a perls of wisdomon Slashdot : http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=58980&cid=5630037 Umm, no, no one died `because of the sanctions’. Mr. Hussein received billions and billions of dollars in food aid every year that the sanctions were in place. Instead of using this money to feed his people (remember there were no sanctions on [Continue]

ArabNews.com, Saudi’s first English

ArabNews.com, Saudi’s first English News site. Check out the From the Frontlines section, for reports from their reporters inside Iraq: Naseer Al-Nahr, reporting from Baghdad, and Essam Al-Ghalib reporting from Southern Iraq. Good stuff.

General Patton’s prayer, prepared

General Patton’s prayer, prepared by Msgr. James H. O’Neill, Chief Chaplain of the Third Army “Almighty and most merciful Father, we humbly beseech Thee, of Thy great goodness, to restrain these immoderate rains with which we have had to contend. Grant us fair weather for Battle. Graciously hearken to us as soldiers who call upon [Continue]

During an address to

During an address to the World Economic Forum, Secretary of State Colin Powell was asked a somewhat long and involved question by the former Archbishop of Canterbury, George Carey, which ended with the following interrogative: “And would you not agree, as a very significant political figure in the United States, Colin, that America, at the [Continue]

Peace for our time

Peace for our time I suppose the day that changed my life was the day I had a letter from the foundation of one Edward S Harkness, an American tycoon who had given his fortune over to good works, mostly medical research. Shortly after the First World War he noticed that a whole generation of [Continue]

War American Style War

War American Style War American-style Tony Blankley The American personality might be characterized as an easygoing, sentimental, fair-minded ruthlessness. We tie yellow ribbons round the old oak tree at the same moment that we dispatch a wing of B-52s to carpet bomb the enemy. No murderer in the world gets as many appeals from his [Continue]

Wow! “LUCKY MARINE TRICKS

Wow! “LUCKY MARINE TRICKS DEATH A Royal Marine Commando who was shot in the head four times has lived to tell the tale of his lucky escape. Eric Walderman’s life was saved by his tough Kevlar helmet after he was caught in enemy gun sights during a savage firefight in Umm Qasr. The four bullets [Continue]

Reuters has a good

Reuters has a good collection of raw video footage from Iraq available online. Here’s the link. Be sure to click on the Next button on the left where it says “Watch more stories” to see the entire collection.