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Monday, March 1, 2010

God is Great

It's a drag race, in Kirkuk, Iraqi-style:

Early in the campaign, the Kirkuk governor met with all the political parties, as well as the U.S. military, and urged them to tone down fiery rhetoric and put an end to the high-speed political car rallies, which sometimes saw rivals trying to run each other off the road.

The NYT, in typical hysteria over everything in the mideast. !!! - !!!, OMG!!!

We sometimes don't realize just how much conflict is permissible, in some places. I wouldn't overstress that, because there are equally powerful forces for "order". But it does sometimes seem as though our standards for what is shocking, for good or ill, are our own...