Well, it sure has been a busy day in the Middle East, hasn't it?
The Iraqis hanged the two men convicted along with Saddam Hussein. One of them was his brother-in-law, Barzan Ibrahim. His hanging decapitated him which isn't sitting well with Iraq's Sunni Muslims. No shit...
I don't even know what we can say about a country that can't even execute a person properly but the Iraqis are managing to make people sympathize with murderous butchers. Nice job.
Over in Iran, the mad mullahs announced they will continue with their plan to build 3,000 centrifuges which would allow them to produce enough uranium to build a nuclear bomb in about a year. Almonddingdong has brushed off the UN sanctions like they are dandruff on his shoulders.
This is the biggest test the UN might ever face because the Israelis are never going to sit back and watch Iran build the bomb.
Speaking of Israelis, Condolleezza Rice dropped in to see Ehud Olmert a day after visiting Mahmoud Abbas. And, wonder of wonders, she's in favour of peace! Wow! The Israelis and Palestinians should work together! Terrific! The two countries should re-embark down the Yellow Brick Road Map to harmony! Woo-hoo!
Only one problem: Hamas - you know, the fuckers actually in charge in the palestinian territories - announced shortly afterwards that they would "never recognize Israel."
And, here, I'd always thought Condi was a details-oriented person...
But, today's biggest ME prize for dumbass move of the day goes to Saudi Arabia, where, apparently in response to a recent fatwa, they are now looking to ban the letter X. Yup, you know why: it resembles the Christian cross. I think they already banned Sesame Street, tic-tac-toe and the endearing form for kisses (XOXO), so it won't have too much impact.
But, in response, the west should ban the crescent moon. That thing in the sky? Nope, don't see it.
That'll show them!