Posts tagged "war in iraq"

29 October 2004 Daily Links

Jeff Sharlet in The Dallas Morning News: “Red and blue states? Sorry, but it’s not that black and white.” “While there are indeed Republican states and Democratic states — ‘red’ and ‘blue’ — the spiritual geography of the nation is not so simply mapped. For the last three years I’ve been traveling America, talking to ordinary people about faith...

Friendly Fire?

The Marine William Hunt, referred me to CNN.com’s casualty count for March 23, 2003. It lists 19 Marines killed in or near Nasiriyah on that day, including 15 from the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment. William Hunt gave interviews to several reporters, insisting that although the deaths were attributed to enemy fire, they were actually the...

06 September 2004 Daily Links

A group of Iraqi militants has asked the influential Sunni organization, the Association of Muslim Scholars, to issue a fatwa religious edict on whether or not Islam allows kidnapping of foreign workers in Iraq, the AP reports. A spokesman for the Association of Muslim Scholars said the clerics will study the militants’ request, and the militants have...

11 August 2004 Daily Links

Every now and then you come across a prayer that is so crazy, so ecstatic, so much in love with…something that it works for you even if you don’t believe half of what it says. Rob Brezsny‘s prayer to a “Dear Goddess, sweet Goddess, You sly universal virus with no f—— opinion” is one such prayer, and it’s...

9 August 2004 Daily Links

Blogging from Baghdad: “I always love passing by the churches. It gives me a momentary sense that everything must be right in the world to see them standing lovely and bright under the Baghdad sun, not far from the local mosque. Their elegant simplicity is such a contrast with the intricate designs of our mosques.”...

Don’t Forget the Bodies

On losing count of the dead. By Jeff Sharlet Writing in The Washington Post, columnist Jim Hoagland notes that “the American public and media seem to be slowly trying to tune out Iraq’s continuing violence. Accounts of all but spectacular assaults slide deeper into network news broadcasts and the inside pages of newspapers as the summer and the...