October 13, 2004

Speaking of global tests

Here's an interesting little tidbit from that minor news story today about the pesky mass grave in Iraq where, yeah, okay, so maybe a few baby skulls with bullet holes in the back got in there somehow, fine, let's all make a big production out of it:

[Greg Kehoe, an American investigator working with the Iraqi Special Tribunal] said that work to uncover graves around Iraq, where about 300,000 people are thought to have been killed during Saddam Hussein's regime, was slow as experienced European investigators were not taking part.

The Europeans, said, were staying away as the evidence might be used eventually to put Saddam Hussein to death.

Wouldn't want that! And since those conscientious deflectors will have all that extra free time, they can spend it e-mailing using the full names and street addresses of registered voters in Clark County, OH, which are being helpfully provided by the Guardian, to snail-mail them and tell them how to vote.

Go,
Unbelievably
Arrogant
Rectal
Discharges,
Initiate
Alienation
Now!

Well, we'll always have Stralia.

Update: Click here for some bragging from the earnest youngster* who set up the "Tell the Yanks How to Vote" site for them:

This is possibly the most important thing I've ever done at work...

Don't sell yourself short, kid. People need coffee too.

Update 2: Another amusing thing I just noticed about that page: Check out the graphic they use. Hey, so I guess it's a non-partisan effort, right? Limey please.

Update 3: Thanks to Cathy for the link! And be sure to check out my two co-bloggers' wildly conflicting views on this subject, here and here.

*Robin Grant writes in the comments: "Hi Jim - thanks for the trackback. Give me me a shout if you're ever over in London and I'll take you to Starbucks, although you'll be surprised - I may be earnest but I'm no youngster..."

Posted by Jim Treacher at October 13, 2004 10:57 AM
Comments

I'm remaining undecided until they implement the Scandinavian blowjob-vote exchange program.

Posted by: Hubris at October 13, 2004 11:19 AM

Saddam had babies shot in the back of the head?

Golly, that's brutal! If only he had shot them in the face after giving them a cigarette and the option of a blindfold, none of us would be in this mess.

Posted by: jon at October 13, 2004 11:51 AM

Hi Jim - thanks for the trackback. Give me me a shout if you're ever over in London and I'll take you to Starbucks, although you'll be surprised - I may be earnest but I'm no youngster...

Posted by: Robin Grant at October 14, 2004 02:32 AM

"Limey Please." If BBC America had a BET equivalent, this would be their flagship program.

Man, between this and Magical Sex Blokes, it is not a good week to be British and read all the things on the Internet that I read.

Posted by: dc at October 16, 2004 02:17 PM