Fuck this so-called "news". I want indictments goddammit. Nothing less will satisfy our bloodlust.
The news vacuum did produce this genius tidbit: Ninevah is a "swing state".
Speaking of our ancient forebears (or at least of swinging both ways), we all owe an immense debt of gratitude to a certain nuisance for translating an enigmatic -- dare I say Delphic? -- Greek blog about Julie Powell's infamous op-ed. I promise to stop making fun of Greeks.
Bonus link: The "Elgin" marbles blog.
Bonus #2: For some reason I've already forgotten, the story of Xerxes and the waves.