In a newly released report, the Vatican described same-sex marriages as an “eclipse of God,” and said that feminism “reinforced the individualistic image of man and woman” and in doing so was “surpassing the family.”
The southern Iraqi city of Basra, once a pro-American oasis, has now changed its tune as mafia-style warlords terrorize the population. It’s a reality check for the world in the wake of the euphoria that greeted Zarqawi’s death.
The editors at Buzzflash argue that in displaying the picture of Zarqawi’s dead, bloated face the way it did, the Bush administration is once again displaying the same kind of sophomoric bravado (“Bring ‘em on”) that it used to its great detriment in the past.
Read Truthdig contributor Nir Rosen’s account of the life, death and intellectual underpinnings of Zarqawi.