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March 04, 2006

All Thanks To Increased Funding For The U.S. Department Of Kafka-esque Cruelty

Via Zeynep, here's more important information about our overwhelming love and concern for the Iraqi people:

Two Iraqi women whose husbands and children were killed by US troops during the Iraq war have been refused entry into the United States for a speaking tour. The women were invited to the US for peace events surrounding international women’s by the human rights group Global Exchange and the women’s peace group CODEPINK.

In a piece of painful irony, the reason given for the rejection was that the women don’t have enough family in Iraq to prove that they’ll return to the country.

Posted at March 4, 2006 04:54 PM | TrackBack

Am speechless

Posted by: Lefty at March 4, 2006 05:28 PM

Speechless with admiration for our overwhelming love and concern for the Iraqi people?

Posted by: Jonathan Schwarz at March 4, 2006 05:54 PM

Ah the "catch 22" syndrome.

Posted by: spiiderweb at March 4, 2006 07:02 PM

Oh my god. . where's that tankard of scotch, Jesus?

So, seriously, would writing to the State Department really help?

Posted by: Saheli at March 4, 2006 08:55 PM

If I wrote my unadulterated thoughts about this, I'm afraid I'd imperil myself and everyone else associated with this blog.
But perhaps the NSA has already read my thoughts and I'll soon disappear into the internets ether.


Posted by: mk at March 4, 2006 09:33 PM

Bwahaha, mk, we've reconsituted your ass from your dissolute electrons on the wire, but this time with the 'correct' thought patterns transmitted every 65 minutes from an implanted "Herbivore" chip (bovine connotation intentional ;)

Posted by: mk at March 4, 2006 10:10 PM

Oops, that last post was by sk, not mk!

Posted by: sk at March 4, 2006 10:12 PM

They shouldn't be allowed in the country anyway - they're terrorists! Their husbands and children should not have been defending themselves against our generosity.

Posted by: Aaron at March 5, 2006 05:18 AM

Sorry, Saheli, against all doctors' orders and in what possibly could be construed as an unconscious attempt at suicide, I finished gulping it down last night so I wouldn't have to cope with the midnight demons of Bush and Cheney haunting my dreams. Another one is on order, however.

Would writing to the State Dept. help? Reminds me of Miz Ladybug's comment, in the old Pogo strip, made when the bus careened on by leaving her and the offspring in the lurch:

"Why, if only I could write, I'd send you a note, if only you could read" - or thereabouts.

I think it to be a given that intelligent dissent directed to State would place anyone on the no-fly list, which I am told will soon be upped to include the no-drive list.

Posted by: Jesus B. Ochoa at March 5, 2006 10:17 AM

I have an other stupid question, while I wait for the scotch. Does our embassy in Iraq not accept visa apps?

Posted by: Saheli at March 5, 2006 02:13 PM