Friday, March 26, 2004

Bush appoints a Communist 

As my source for this post pointed out, this must be a first in Presidential history. It is, I'm sure. And the irony is so complete, so breathtaking once you stop to think about it, it's funny that no one noticed this before. It's been common knowledge for almost a year now.

From the BBC story, via makesmeralph:

Iraqi Governing Council members

The Iraqi Governing Council, chosen by the US administration in Iraq, is made up of 25 people representing the country's diverse religious and ethnic groupings in broadly proportionate terms.


17. Hamid Majid Mousa, Communist Party (Shia)

Mr Mousa has been the secretary of the Iraqi Communist Party since 1993. An economist by training, he lived for several years in northern Iraq after the 1991 Gulf War.


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