Monday, January 23, 2006

Today's News About Iraq

So far no mass killings.

All the deaths we have seen mentioned today are, two Airmen killed by a IED, and a suicide bomber at the Iranian Embassy killing a few more Iraqis, both police and civilians.

Saddam's show trial is schedule to restart, and a new judge will be in charge, the old one wanted out. He isn't the only one wanting out. It appears that the educated elite of Iraq have decided that discretion is the better part of valor, and are leaving in waves.

In other Iraq related justice news, Chief warrant officer Lewis Welshofer has been found guilty in the death of Major General Abed Hamed Mowhoush. It appears that this case may have met the definition of torture established by the Bush administration. Of course by the definition that the administration wants to use, if he had not died of the torture, it wouldn't have been torture, just aggressive questioning. The US standard of behavior has been at a level in conflict with both our laws, and treaty obligations. Unfortunately, our elected leaders don't care about obeying the law or keeping our word.

Just another day in paradise, over 1,000 days have passed and hundreds, maybe thousands more to go.


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