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Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Iraqi Idol Kicks Off

Though overshadowed by media pessimism about a lack of Sunni participation in the Iraq constitution, there's another installment of under-reported good news from Iraq - and some of it involves the constitution!

The general conference of Sunnis in Iraq, which includes "the Sunni Mortmain," "the Association of Muslim Scholars," "the Iraqi Islamic Party," and a group of Sunni parties and organizations, was held in Baghdad and has urged all Arab Sunnis to participate in the coming elections.

In his speech before hundreds of attendees, Ahmed Abdel Ghafur Al Samera'i said, "Participating in the plebiscite on the constitution is a prescribed duty for all Sunnis."


And if that doesn't picque your curiosity, there's this;
In entertainment news, 2,000 hopefuls sign up for the Iraqi "American Idol":

Posted by Kate McMillan on August 30, 2005 in International Affairs | Permalink

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http://michaelyon.blogspot.com/2005/08/gates-of-fire.html

Excerpt:

When Kurilla woke in recovery a few hours after surgery, he called CSM Prosser and asked for a Bible and the book: Gates of Fire. Kurilla gives a copy of Gates of Fire to every new officer and orders them to read it. He had given me a copy and told me to read it. In my book, there is a marked passage, which I thought rather flowery. But I have it beside me on the table by the map of Iraq.

"I would be the one. The one to go back and speak. A pain beyond all previous now seized me. Sweet life itself, even the desperately sought chance to tell the tale, suddenly seemed unendurable alongside the pain of having to take leave of these whom I had come so to love."


A short time after he gave me the book, following the death of one of his soldiers,when Kurilla said to me, "I want you to write about my men. You are the only one who might understand," the passage finally registered in my mind>>>>>

Bloggers have reached the peaks with Yon. Yon's photographs alone are magnificent. Heroes as of old>>>>> Bravo, bravo, bravo.

Posted by: maz2 | 2005-08-30 7:35:13 PM


maz2--do you every have anything interesting to contribute to the discussion, or are you just inclined to cut and paste random articles that have little to nothing to do with the original post?

Posted by: Bob | 2005-08-30 8:18:24 PM


Yup.

Posted by: maz2 | 2005-08-30 8:54:55 PM



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