Sunday, December 31, 2006

Stick a Ribbon on your SUV!

An absolutely hilarious song with biting satirical lyrics sending up those whose fundamentalist pro-life, yet pro-Iraqi-war beliefs leads them to support our troops with a display of car magnets. At least send them a calling card.

God help them. Ignorance is bliss.

Saddam Exchanged Taunts Before Hanging

By STEVEN R. HURST, Associated Press Writer

"New video, first broadcast by Al-Jazeera satellite television early Sunday, had sound of someone in the group praising the founder of the Shiite Dawa Party, who was executed in 1980 along with his sister by Saddam.

Saddam appeared to smile at those taunting him from below the gallows. He said they were not showing manhood.

Then Saddam began reciting the "Shahada," a Muslim prayer that says there is no god but God and Muhammad is his messenger, according to an unabridged copy of the same tape, apparently shot with a camera phone and posted on a Web site.

Saddam made it to midway through his second reitation of the verse. His last word was Muhammad.

The floor dropped out of the gallows.

"The tyrant has fallen," someone in the group of onlookers shouted. The video showed a close-up of Saddam's face as he swung from the rope.

Then came another voice: "Let him swing for three minutes." "

Blogs of War has the video! Via cell phone from an undisclosed location!

American-style Family Values
Saddam Hussein's family (clockwise from top L), son-in-law Saddam Kamel and daughter Rana, son Qusay and daughter-in-law Sahar, daughter Ragda and son-in-law Hussein Kamal, son Uday, daughter Hala, Saddam Hussein and his first wife Sajda Kher Ala

Why was Saddam executed on Eid al-Adha, "the Feast of Sacrifice," which Muslims celebrate to commemorate Prophet Ibrahim's willingness to obey Allah, by sacrificing his son, Ismail? It's not as though the powers-that-be were unaware

The Eid stamp commemorates the two most important festivals—or eids—in the Islamic calendar. On these days, Muslims wish each other Eid mubarak, the phrase featured in Islamic calligraphy on the stamp. Eid mubarak translates literally as blessed festival, and can be paraphrased as May your religious holiday be blessed. This stamp is part of the Holiday Celebrations series."

Isn't it odd how alike the terms eids and IED's are? Or that the three western religions that are at odds or eids share the same ancestral father? Even worse, share a God who, supposedly, would demand of a father a test of obedience like this?

Friday, December 29, 2006

U.S. Soldiers Taunt Iraqi Kids with Water Bottle: "I love You!"

U.S. soldiers "Giggles Bloodletter" and Master Sargent Videographer "al-Fred Hitch m'Cock," let off a little steam during a trying open-air Baghdad driveby, avoiding roadside bombs and Juba the Sniper, in teasing some little kids with a tempting half-empty plastic bottle of store-brand water. But like Oxycotin-addict Rush "Fatso" Limpbough said of the Abu Gharib guards who were just having a little frat-house fun with the naked P.O.W.'s in their care, everybody overreacts, assuming the worst about our men in buff, with drab accents. Why can't they take a joke, they ask? Maybe because this is the truth:

Amid a breakdown in infrastructure, families in Umm Qasr fill any available vessel with potable water. Children yell the few English words they know: "I love you! I love you! Water? Water?"

(Baltimore Sun photo by Elizabeth Malby)

April 9, 2003

Does everybody get it, AMERICA???