Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Iraqi Soccer -- On a day that had unusually cruel violence and a truly obscene death toll, Iraq had some good news. The Iraqi national team upset South Korea in the semi-final of the Asian Games. I don't imagine that Iraqis will put aside their blood feuds, should the team win the tournament, but I'll say a prayer for that result, anyway. Under the murderous and terroristic reign of Saddam's sons, Iraqi sports teams were decimated. This would be a welcome step forward. Hardly "situation normal" -- more like: "Situation normal, all f***ed up." But, it could be a sign of hope within the madness.