Tuesday, November 14, 2006

More depressing news...

Up to 150 people were abducted yesterday from a government research institute in downtown Baghdad, “the largest mass abduction since the start of the U.S. occupation.” Iraq’s higher education minister has ordered all universities closed.

It is so sad to see what is happening to higher education in Iraq. Many professors have already left the country. And the Isreali PM says we Americans should be proud of what we have accomplished in Iraq.


Oops! The abduction referred to above took place early today --- not yesterday.

Update #2:

Here is what Prime Minister Olmert had to say to Bush about Iraq:

"We in the Middle East have followed the American policy in Iraq for a long time, and we are very much impressed and encouraged by the stability which the great operation of America in Iraq brought to the Middle East. We pray and hope that this policy will be fully successful so that this stability which was created for all the moderate countries in the Middle East will continue."