A couple of weeks ago, Salam Pax reported
that a friend of his was unfairly detained and assaulted by U.S.
military personnel in Baghdad. A few Bush-apologist bloggers
picked it up, expressing the suspicion that it was an anomalous incident
and the hope that the American military authorities would take steps to
minimize such incidents in the future, "lest this develop into a
public relations problem for the U.S." Last week, U.S.
military personnel invaded the home of Salam Paxs family, acting
on a tip based on the suspicious comings and goings of the carpenters
renovating the kitchen. After helping themselves to Salam
Paxs fathers Johnny Walker, the Armies of One asked the Pax
family "several pointless questions," and then left.
Salam Pax posted his report
of the incident Thursday night Pacific Time, but as of this writing I
havent seen any of his former boosters mention it, let alone
comment on how it reflects on the wisdom of the Bush Administrations
occupation liberation policy.
I guess someone should have filled Salam Pax in on the American observance of Labor Day ("Its not in May?") and its effect on filing deadlines. Yeah, thats it.