Monday, September 09, 2002

Here’s a sweet story: a man in Iran cut off his 7-year old daughter’s head because he thought she had been raped. She hadn’t. The man said “The motive behind the killing was to defend my honour, fame, and dignity.” Well at least he still has those.

On the Sunday talk shows, Condi Rice says that the US has the right of self-defence under the UN Charter and that the burden of proof is on...Iraq. Logic is not big in the Bush administration. I’m assuming that the concept of Iraq also having a right of self-defence never entered into anyone’s minds. She also said "The United Nations and Security Council have teeth, and in 1991, they bared those teeth to try to deal with this real threat." Did they also jump up and down and throw their own poo? Dick Cheney says "We don't have all the evidence. We have 10 percent, 20 percent, 30 percent. We don't know how much. We know we have a part of the picture.” No wonder the burden of proof is on Iraq: the American case for pre-emptive war is predicated entirely on the ignorance and incompetence of the CIA.

Israel has banned 12 members of the Palestinian parliament representing Gaza from attending the Parliament. Security, you know.

Mouse pads showing Jesus weeping for the Twin Towers.

How does UC Berkeley plan to spend September 11? Debating the appropriate color of ribbons to wear and whether the display of American flags is appropriate.

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