Sunday, December 21, 2008

The Iraqi people won

Patrick Cockburn notices the quiet victory of the Iraqi people:

Private security companies will lose legal immunity. US military operations will only be carried out with Iraqi consent. No US military bases will remain after the last American troops leave in 2011 and in the interim the US military is banned from carrying out attacks on other countries from within Iraq.
This almost equates to a complete neutering of the American war machine in Iraq, and is a major U-turn from the wishes of the US at the beginning of 2008.

Shakespeare, Zim-style

Thanks to a friend of mine, who knew the director, I saw an excellent production of Two Gentlemen of Verona, by Two Gents productions at the Oval House Theatre.

Very refreshing to experience Shakespeare so fresh and full of life, and so close to the action too. The two actors played all the parts, bar one or two, for whom they borrowed astonished members of the audience.