Monday, August 02, 2004

Who gets to teach in Saddam's Iraq? 

A group of intellectuals, including Chomsky and the family of Edward Said, is circulating a petition to stop "the assassination of Iraqi academics, intellectuals, and lecturers." While not directly blaming the U.S. for this, the signatories claim the Geneva Convention requires that Coalition forces be held responsible, lest Iraqi academia "be left without a qualified teaching staff".

Who do you suppose were the academics of Iraq under Saddam?