December 30, 2006

Your Turn: Killing Time Between Christmas And New Years



I’m traveling through Friday — partly having thought that things would be slow. 

Because I haven’t given you much room lately to run with the discussion, I’m on the move, and the recent political pictures have been, well, remarkable, I’m offering you these two to consider over the weekend.

The first shot was published Thursday in the NYT.  (Here’s the article.)  It shows Bush and his top  “still considering” what to do about Iraq. 

The second image ran this morning on the newswires, and is a screen grab from “Iraq TV.”  For the sake of context, here’s the caption:

This video image released by Iraqi state television shows Saddam Hussein’s guards wearing ski masks and placing a noose around the deposed leader’s neck moments before his execution Saturday Dec. 30. 2006. Clutching a Quran and refusing a hood, Saddam Hussein went to the gallows before sunrise Saturday, executed by vengeful countrymen after a quarter-century of remorseless brutality that killed countless thousands and led Iraq into disastrous wars against the United States and Iran.

When I’ve needed the break, you have always been there to give a great read. Thanks, as always.  It’s your BAG. 

(image 1: Larry Downing/Reuters.  December 27, 2006.  Crawford, Texas.  image 2: AP/Iraqi TV.  December 30, 2006.  Somewhere in Iraq.  via YahooNews)

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