Tuesday, February 07, 2006
Iran to Hold "Holocaust Cartoon" Contest
Hey... speaking of Iran... NewsAU: "Iran's largest selling newspaper announced it was holding a contest on cartoons of the Holocaust in response to the publishing in European papers of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed. It will be an internatl cartoon contest about the Holocaust. The plan is to turn the tables on the assertion that newspapers can print offensive material in the name of freedom of expression. "The Western papers printed these sacrilegious cartoons on the pretext of freedom of expression, so let's see if they mean what they say and also print these Holocaust cartoons," he said." Ya know, I bet the nicest thing about being an atheist is not having to hate anybody? And didja hear that Iraq is refusing to accept $100 million from Danish developmental aid?... due to the cartoons: "The Iraqi Transport Minister said Iraq would cancel its contracts w/ Danish firms and reject reconstruction money." Every dollar the Iraqi govt turns away is another US tax dollar that goes into the war's ceaseless hole. And given that BushCo has given Iraq (when it comes to rebuilding) our corruption and our shitty fiscal skills, ya have to wonder who will pay? Never fear... the US will, of course: "Bush is to ask for $439.3 billion for defense in 07, w/in 2 wks of a request for $70 billion in supplemental funding for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan."