Category Archives: It’s War! It’s Legal! It’s Lovely!

Comic-book diplomacy

An excellent and useful article from Richard Engel: The LA Times – Wars within wars in Iraq: Despite what you may have heard, there is no “war” in Iraq. Rather, there are many wars raging through the Shiite, Kurdish and … Continue reading

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One million people

Feel the weight. Oh and, if you’re not prepared to call those responsible to account… get used to it.

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You know the drill

OK folks, here’s a short video that’s designed to prompt, promote or enhance future posts about Iraqi interpreters. Embed at will… and don’t forget to push the petition. The plight of Iraqi interpreters (explained with post-it notes) [happily snipped by … Continue reading

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Take the blue pill

Shh! Researching and building for a quick video (coming *very* soon!) Have some of this (via)… Vanity Fair – Rorschach and Awe: I did not set out to discover how America got into the business of torturing detainees. I wasn’t … Continue reading

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Iraqi interpreters: the government responds in its own special way

I can’t possibly improve on Justin’s piece, but I would like to add that he’s spot-on about the strategic assault on support from the Daily Mail camp. To see how easy this is to undermine with a big, scary number, … Continue reading

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Iraqi interpreters update

Dan has asked that bloggers supporting Iraqi interpreters publish any reply from their MP. I meant to update my previous post on this, but have slackening on the blogging front recently. Here’s that reply in full from my suddenly-quite-communicative MP … Continue reading

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The plight of the Iraqi interpreters

Things for you to do today: 1. Read this or this 2. Write a letter to your MP 3. Blog the text of your letter (if you have a blog). 4. Sign here, please. My letter email follows: Anne, First, … Continue reading

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Crocodile tears in Iranian waters

Happily, the only things I feel necessary to add to the current Iranian debate have already been said: The Independent – Leading article: Time for a new approach in an effort to end this stand-off with Iran: But there is … Continue reading

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Iraq: four years of freedom

Hooray. UPDATE – Oh, what the hell, let’s have a small meme. What did you post on 20 March, 2003? (or as close to this date as possible) Doesn’t have to be a blog entry; it could easily be in … Continue reading

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The Downing Street Echo strikes again

Remember, children… there is no right-wing propaganda on Page 3. Today, the lovely Vikki (18, from Essex) expresses her joy at the news that up to 3,000 troops are due to head home from Iraq by Christmas by saying; “Our … Continue reading

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