Salam Pax's new column
“Vacancies: President needed - fluent in English, will have limited powers only. Generous bonuses.” This appeared on the first page of the Ahrar newspaper. Another new weekly. Newspapers are coming out of our ears these days. There are two questions which no one can answer: how many political parties are there now in Iraq? And how many newspapers are printed weekly?” Most of these papers are just two or four pages of party propaganda, no license or hassle. Just go print. I am thinking of getting my own: “Pax News - all the rumours, all the time”.