Wednesday, March 30, 2005

LRC picks
The other Iraq war
Christians remember the good old days... under Saddam Hussein. Most of Iraq’s Christian minority are Catholic; Chaldean Catholics of the Roman obedience descended from the historic, smaller Assyrian church (formerly labelled Nestorians) are the country’s biggest church... AFAIK the only Eastern Catholic church that outsizes its parent.

Al-Jazeera on the folly of ‘exporting democracy’
After all it worked so marvellously in Vietnam, right? Ironically Mr Bush’s handlers (with their nucleus in Mr Nixon’s 1970s foreign-policy team as described here) may be giving Osama bin Laden what he wanted — a militant Muslim government replacing Mr Hussein’s secular one in Iraq for example

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