The remaining days of Ali Hassan al-Majid, aka “Chemical Ali,” are numbered. More specifically, after an Iraqi court upheld his June sentence, al-Majid, who earned his nickname by playing a key role in the gassing deaths of some 100,000 Kurds in 1988, has 30 days or less to live.
A retired Air Force colonel explains how he drew moral courage from arguably the greatest boxer ever and from a pilot who refused to bomb civilians. Antoon says that courage led him to persuade his son not to follow in his footsteps.
When the president meets with Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev in Maine, the two will reportedly discuss the way in which Kazakstan’s image has been savaged by the Sacha Baron Cohen character, Borat. (h/t: Huff Po)
With the Sacha Baron Cohen movie “Borat: Cultural Learnings…” hitting screens Nov. 3, Americans will be treated to a brand of Jew-bashing not often seen in Hollywood films. (In one scene, Borat becomes convinced his Jewish innkeepers have turned themselves into cockroaches and throws money at the bugs.)