Monday, December 19, 2005

Mrs. Anthrax and the Beast

1. After smearing them as "Dr. Germ" and "Mrs. Anthrax" before, during, and after the invasion of Iraq, Rihab Taha and Huda Ammash were both released without charge after 2.5 years in U.S. custody: Saddam's scientists freed as US house of cards starts to tumble.

2. What the right-wing pundits are saying these days about Iran: "the Israelis are entitled to launch a first strike of any magnitude, whenever they choose". Link via Brooding Persian.

3. What's with all the delicacy regarding ariel sharon's weight? Journalists commenting on the state of his health appear embarassed to note the very obvious fact that the man is very fat. An NPR journalist dared to mention today something like "one could even say that Ariel Sharon is nearly obese", to which Raed responded "nearly obese?! Ariel sharon is nearly a beast!".