Quagmire Watch: They are replacing the textbooks in Iraqi schools. I'd be curious if anyone tries to find anything objectionable about this. In the past,
Students learned arithmetic by adding 4 + 28 because April 28 is Mr. Hussein's birthday (an occasion once celebrated with cakes and dancing during four-hour-long parties at schools). They learned their multiplication tables by computing the casualty count of shooting down four American planes with three crew members each.