Sunday, June 18, 2006

What I read in the Washington Post this morning

Among the items I read in the Washington Post while sitting on the front porch here in Orkney Springs this Sunday morning:

- Unleashing the Wrath of Stay-at-Home Moms - Evidently, if one takes a position either way it unleashes lots of wrath, from women. Men don't seem to join these debates.

- Kurdish Defendants Find Support in Town's Clasp - "Supporters, many of them strangers to the Kurds, have escorted them to churches to tell their side of the story. They have collected donations to pay for legal fees and a full-page newspaper ad, signed by 600 residents, demanding that government officials drop the cases and 'apologize for their actions.' They have published op-eds lambasting the cases in the Harrisonburg Daily News-Record, whose editorial board has urged lenient sentences." Aside: The article's subtitle "Refugees in Va. Hamlet Arrested in Oct," references Harrisonburg as a hamlet. I live in a hamlet 45 minutes up the road from Harrisonburg. Harrisonburg is not a hamlet, it is a "smaller urban center."

- Islamic militias restore order, win the support of Mogadishu's increasingly influential women, who in recent years had joined the job market en masse to support their families in the midst of a collapsing economy. - Seems ironic. But mostly I'm glad that someone, anyone, is doing something to offset the war lords.

- Iraqi females harassed by Islamists. (Follow link, then click on "view the cable".)


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