Monday, March 31, 2008
Ah, well. He should get to his sister's today.
In the news--
Iran brokers Iraq cease fire. That should drive our current administration nuts (remember the evil trilogy) and really drives home that the war cannot end as long as the "what's left of the coalition of the willing stays there. and the Iraqi police surrender to Sadr. What a mess. They really aren't standing up too well.
And Andrew Sullivan wants Cheney and Bush charged with war crimes.
Has he changed his tune.
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Offered without comment. IPS:
Iraqi doctors in al-Anbar province warn of a new disease they call “Blackwater” that threatens the lives of thousands. The disease is named after Blackwater Worldwide, the U.S. mercenary company operating in Iraq.
“This disease is a severe form of malarial infection caused by the parasite plasmodium falciparum, which is considered the worst type of malarial infection,” Dr. Ali Hakki from Fallujah told IPS. “It is one of the complications of that infection, and not the ordinary picture of the disease. Because of its frequent and severe complications, such as Blackwater fever, and its resistance to treatment, P. falciparum can cause death within 24 hours.”