Iraq Booklift Project in Limbo

Topsy Smally, a California librarian who wanted to help colleague libaraians in Iraq by sending donated books, has decided to give up on her well-intentioned project after sending only 55 boxes. One of the main problems was security--her contacts' situations became less safe. Another problem is that the US Postal Service cannon send mail to a country with whom the US is at war. An appeal to First Lady Laura Bush also went unanswered. More here about this dedicated professional from the Santa Cruz Sentinel.


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'Scuze, plz.

Why is the U.S. still at war with Iraq? I thought President Moron declared the war was over when he grandstanded on the deck of the Abraham Lincoln. For that matter, when was there ever a formal declaration of war against Iraq? The declaration was of a war on "terror". Iraq is a country, not a sociological phenomenon.

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