Dedicated to no-nonsense nonsense
I just finished reading the book In The Belly of the Green Bird: The Triumph of the Martyrs in Iraq by Nir Rosen. He's a young free-lance reporter who speaks Arabic and can pass as a native there. He had access to the Sunnis, Shias, Kurds and Americans and writes very clearly about the escalating violence from every direction, the irrational thinking from every direction, the danger of the place, the futility of the American goal for democracy, etc. I recommend it for getting access to the stories we just haven't heard in our media (but have suspected).
Good suggestion, Annie.LS - I am so sick of Bush. Can't even bear to tough out a few minutes of NPR when there is a soundbite. I will give him one allowance, he has certainly caused my swearin' vocabulary to grow...Hmmm, check out my word verification: nydfuvku ( take out the "v" and you have instant swearing!)
I'll have to look into that one too, Annie. I also have The Looming Tower on my wanna read list. After listening to NPR (sorry Pattie) yesterday morning I also want to read Applebee's America. The authors talk about how we make our voting choices whether it's politics, religion or commerce. Sounds like an interesting read.Maybe it will answer why I'm so out of step with majority America who voted that jerk into office, Pattie. I guess I keep listening to him despite my outrage because I am so dumbfounded that so many have been swayed by his good ole boy persona. It's in my nature to try to understand.As to swearin', Pattie, see my upcoming post. You inspired it back apiece.
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