Our troops searched the hope of blogger Salam Pax in Baghdad. In the middle of the night. Without a warrant. (Ok, it’s sort of a joke even to mention a warrant. The Powers barely bother with the proprieties here anymore.) They scared the guy's poor mother.
Dammit, even in Iraq, people ought to have the right to be free in their homes from warrantless search. How are the good guys going to bring democracy and freedom like this? I was wondering if/when this would happen, as I read Baghdad Burning, and how she is afraid to write under her name. But why am I writing about this? Go read about it: Dear Raed