Tag: iraq


Sarah Palin doesn’t suck on the Factor

Last week, Sarah Palin made an appearance on Bill O’Reilly’s show ‘The O’Reilly Factor‘ as part of her Going Rogue promotional tour.  Although I didn’t catch it live – fortunately (or maybe unfortunately) I don’t get Fox News – I did have a chance to read a ‘rush’ transcript of the interview. Surprisingly, Palin wasn’t […]


Things in Iraq are getting better?

As hard as it is to believe, it sure seems like things in Iraq are starting to get a little bit better, at least according to the Wall Street Journal. In the biggest news to come out of that area in quite a while, militant cleric Moqtada Al-Sadr, leader of the Mahdi Army (and general […]

Music Politics

Songs of Sadr

In Iraq there is a whole genre of music designed to extol the virtues of fighters for Muqtada al-Sadr.  It’s gotten so popular that the Iraqi government has actually banned distributing it or even playing it in public.  NPR Radio has run a report on this little fiasco and it’s a fascinating read.  The man […]

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