Thursday, March 4, 2010

Iraq is Still Broken

We recently had a discussion about current conditions in Iraq on this blog. Well, things are going from bad to worse there. The Shiites are nominating mass murderers to run for Parliament, and banning all legitimate Sunni candidates. Sectarion violence is increasing, and is only going to get worse.

We also discussed the Christian community. Here's the latest:

Today, Christian Solidarity International (CSI-USA) urged President Obama to respond to continuing targeted violence against Iraq's ancient Christian community. The appeal - conveyed in a letter from CSI-USA's CEO, Dr. John Eibner - comes in the wake of the murder of eight Christians in Mosul since mid-February and the consequent flight of over 4,300 terrorized Christians from the city.

Since the commencement of the U.S.-led Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003, nearly half of Iraq's one million Christians have sought refuge abroad, while many who remain in Iraq are internally displaced. Over 700 Christians, including bishops and priests, have been murdered and 61 churches have been bombed during the past seven years, according to the Hammurabi Human Rights Organization.


  1. >>The Shiites are nominating mass murderers to run for Parliament, and banning all legitimate Sunni candidates.

    Hmmmmm, maybe Coulter had it right in the first place.

  2. Who's Coulter? What did he have right?

  3. >>Who's Coulter?

    Oh my, you really *are* left aren't you?

    My favorite over-the-top right wing instigator. No one I know of sends everyone from middle of the road to left into a bigger frenzy, and I enjoy watching the effect. (Even my own right-wing conservative wife (with the heart of Mother Teresa) goes batty when she hears this woman.)

    Ann Coulter's last National Review piece she was fired for this:

    We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity. We weren't punctilious about locating and punishing only Hitler and his top officers. We carpet-bombed German cities; we killed civilians. That's war. And this is war.

  4. I should have added for the benefit of the occasional lurker; no I don't agree with that.

    I do however enjoy watching people turn purple once they've read or heard it.

    Only seems fair, there's plenty of people on the left that can do that to us.