Friday, December 29, 2006
Detritus — 12/29/06
INVASION OF IRAQ BAD FOR IRAQI CHRISTIANS
Dr Rowan Williams, head of the Anglican Communion, the 3rd largest Christian body (depending upon who's counting), went to the Middle East along with his buddy Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, leader of the English and Welsh Roman Catholics. Now he's laying the blame for the suffering of Iraqi Christians at the feet of the British (and American) governments—
Dr Williams told BBC Radio 4's Today programme there was "no doubt" that life for Christians in Iraq had become more difficult since the invasion.
"What we have seen in the last year or so in Iraq has been attacks on Christian priests, the murder of some Christian priests, and the massive departure of large numbers of Christians from Iraq," he said.
"The situation has got worse since Saddam fell."
Among the results was the shrinking Christian population in Iraq, he said.
He wrote from Bethlehem that despite frequent warnings before the Iraq war, the government had adopted no strategy to protect Christian minorities in the region.
Hard to understand why those two great Christian leaders George Bush and Tony Blair would bring such suffering to the Christian minority.
AN INTERESTING CASE — IF I COULD KEEP MY MIND ON IT
Jonathan Love wants to become a lawyer, and he's off to a good start. Since he suffers from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), he's suing the creator of the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), for more time to take the test. Shannon Duffy reports—
According to court papers, Love first took the LSAT in October 2003 without any accommodations and scored 150, ranking him in the 46th percentile nationally.
But Love's lawyers argue that the score was unfairly low "because he was unable to complete the test within the given time limits, guessing on about half of the questions throughout the test."
The suit says Love is "substantially limited in the major life activities of reading, learning, processing of information, studying and taking tests" by ADHD and a learning disorder that affects his "processing speed and academic fluency."
It's as if George Bush were to head to law school.