Sunday, December 18, 2005

Terror in the Hands of Justice

That is the name of a very popular television show in Iraq. It is equivalent to America's Most Wanted. The station director of the show, Ahmed Yasseri, has had to turn away sponsers and they have Iraqi generals giving them name after name of terrorists. The show has caused the insurgents to make the station director a target, but he isn't giving up. He knows what it is like to be tortured by a terrorist. He had his hand cut off by Saddam Hussein when he was caught trading in American money. A luxury that was only allowed to Saddam.

Reality TV has made a big splash in Iraq with other shows such as Labor and Materials a version of Extreme Home Makeover or May You See Prosperity and Deserve It, which is, according to the one story reported, something like A Wedding Story.

Life in Iraq becomes more interesting each day...satellite TV, cell phones, movies, reality TV. Each, sometimes strange, small step brings an end to the terrorists there and a step closer to normalcy (Western-style) with freedom and democracy for the Iraqis.

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