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Monday, May 10, 2004

Disappointment with Fox News Sunday.

Fox News Sunday answered Ted Koppel's cost of war with their tribute to the accomplishments of war. It was welcome, but rather disappointingly short. I could find plenty of links to support the facts of accomplishment there, and even so the numbers won't add up because Koppel had raw death numbers. These always carry the bluntest, least sophisticated impact. Maybe if Chris Wallace & Co. had learned of which projects each of the Fallen had participated in, or at least their units had participated in, the connections might have been made.

As it is, the positive changes in Iraq are so sweeping and focused so distantly on stuff that we take utterly for granted, like electrical grids, schools, medical facilities, etc. These are often as messed up as any such US facility, and insurgents aside, by much of the same bureaucratic rules. But that doesn't lessen their potential for positive impact on the Iraqi people, particularly the kids, and doesn't lessen their status as positive developments.

Still, re/built schools, re/built medical facilities, and now-functional electrical grids in Iraq are the kind of concerns that must seem pretty corny to some people, and less, you know, exotic. Next thing you know, Iraqi parents will try to have PTA meetings.

Agreements to disagree - explained!

An interesting, if rather difficult, article HREF="http://www.nationalreview.com/goldberg/goldberg200405070940.asp)."> about how and why we many of us disagree on the Iraq War. On any war. Even on the good works, however tainted, that have resulted from some wars.

Uphill to everywhere.

A few days ago, I posted an article published in The New York Times written by an American Muslim woman. She asserted to some powers-that-be or other that Muslims need moderation in the American mosque. This piece
includes a link to an article in 'Pakistan Times' that indicates how far uphill that woman has to fight.
Hey - who is the power-that-is that she could appeal to?

Iraqi Weblogs


Here are names of some Iraqi blogs from littlegreenfootballs.com. Put '.blogspot.com' after each name:
Hammorabi
Healing Iraq
Iraq & Iraqis
Iraq at a Glance
Iraq the Model
The Mesopotamian

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