We'll note two things (and that's probably it for the night).
First Amada e-mails to note that Dahr Jamail has a new post up at Iraq Dispatches entitled "A 'Welcome Parade' of Blood and Seething Anger:"
As if to add insult to injury, with over 400 Iraqis killed in violence during the first two weeks of the newly sworn in Iraqi "government," US Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice made a surprise one day visit to the newest US colony.
After visiting northern Iraq which has been spared the brunt of the ongoing violence, Rice traveled to the heavily entrenched "green zone" in central Baghdad where the U.S. "embassy" is located. She addressed a crowd in the former Republican Palace, the perfect setting for her symbolic visit to Iraq where more and more Iraqis are referring to the devastating occupation which has beset their country as their new "bloodocracy."
"We are so grateful that there are Americans willing to sacrifice so the Middle East will be whole, and free and democratic and at peace," she announced before she returned to northern Iraq in her huge contingent of military helicopters to the mountain stronghold of Kurdish Democratic Party leader Massoud Barzani before exiting the war ravaged nation.
Rather than a welcoming parade with ticker-tape and rose petals for the US Secretary of State who was one of the architects of the invasion, 34 corpses of men shot, beheaded or with their throats slit were discovered across Iraq today.
Lynda e-mailed to share with the community.
Lynda: If anyone's not seen Monster-In-Law yet, please go this week. It's so funny. I saw it with my mother-in-law and we were laughing so hard. On the TV a few moments ago, it was reported that it was the number one movie for the weekend and took in over $24 million. They were saying this was the biggest opening for a Jennifer Lopez film. I was thinking, "And the biggest opening for a Jane Fonda film." It's a funny film that everyone will really enjoy. I was thinking all weekend I needed to see it and then I read the thing you [C.I.] and Ava wrote at The Third Estate Sunday Review this morning and knew I had to see it today. I called up my mother-in-law and asked her if she was interested so we both went. You and Ava were angry in your rebuttal but I also thought you two were pretty funny. Please post all of this.
I'll assume the last statement is because Lynda was worried that, due to the self-referential policy here, I would cut out the comments regarding what Ava and I wrote. But that's a Third Estate Sunday Review piece (not a Common Ills one) and Ava's wonderful so no problem in Lynda's comments being posted in full. (And if the rebuttal turned out well, credit Ava.)
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