THE BIGTIME

Well, Salam hit the bigtime today, with a mention in Howard Kurtz’s media column in WaPo. Maybe after this is all over he can do Oprah. (“I cannot believe what it must have been like during those bombings,” said Oprah, shaking her head deliberately from side to side, while checking the effect her vehemence had […]

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SOLDIERS DIE CONTINUED

OK, OK, I said I wouldn’t post anymore about Rachel Corrie, but a reader sent me this link, which describes the disreputable actions of one “General” Thom Saffold, a 51-year-old clergytwerp who probably spends most of his life salivating over photos of Palestinian victims of Israeli “genocide.” I’m sure Israeli “genocide” gives him a quite […]

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CONSIDER THE SOURCE

Iraq’s Saddam Husayn prepares to liquidate opponents in his government who oppose having Saddam’s son Qusay succeed the dictator in ruling Iraq, revealed here Thursday 30 August an Iraqi opposition group. The group, named Islamic Unity Movement of Iraq, told Kuwait news agency (Kuna) that sources close to the Iraqi government said Saddam is preparing […]

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THE SUM OF MY FEARS

As I have made clear, I think that most of the so-called war reporting is platinum-plated crapola. I think that Coalition forces are doing as well as can be expected and that reports that the “plan” is being disrupted are bluffing and balderdash. But…Mark Bowden has expressed a legitimate nightmare scenario that has occurred to […]

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BLEAT

I know that everybody reads Lileks but I just want to say that you should too. Somehow I knew that when Andrew Sullivan predicted we’d decapped the enemy and it was nought but a race to Baghdad that things wouldn’t be so easy.

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H1 H2 H3

I just heard a mention of the “H3” oilfield on some news bulletin. This brings back memories of Gulf I, when I heard about H1, H2, H3…pumping stations, oilfields, whatever. Curious, I looked up what the “H” stood for and was astonished to find that it meant “Haifa.” I’ve posted this article, King Ghazi opens […]

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BARBARA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT

I first heard the name Barbara Bodine while watching the Frontline documentary, The Man Who Knew Too Much. At the time I had no interest in her, and most of my interest in the story of maverick FBI agent John O’Neill hinged on the Ramzi Yousef angle. (The real identity of Ramzi Yousef and whether […]

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Good news from Afghanistan

The day Taliban soldiers fled this capital, Sabir Latifa had $9,000 in savings from his dried fruit exports and a head filled with ideas about how to do business in a changed Afghanistan. He started small by fixing up some guesthouses for the journalists and aid workers who flocked to Kabul when the Taliban left […]

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SALAM’S BLOG

A reader writes: “I see the current entries on Salam’s blog using Mozilla. With IE, it forwards to the Feb posting. There is a recent post.” I’ve gotten a bunch of emails telling me that Salam’s blog is down, or that they are having problems accessing it. I had no problems, so I disregarded the […]

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Women Sex Sexism Feminism And blogging

So what is a woman weblogger, anyway? The blogosphere had a discussion about that very topic last year, and it got a bit contentious. We never really settled the matter. So let’s try again. I’m a woman with a weblog. Who am I? I am a conservative Republican. I am a liberal former San Franciscan […]

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