So the latest controversy that has everyone talking is the new Iraqi flag (Washington Post: registration required). Yes, yes, a flag that makes the country it represents up at arms (though I personally don't see the resemblance to Israel's flag), but the thing that immediately strikes me is that the flag is HIDEOUS. I mean, seriously, when you invade a nation, you're supposed to make things better for the people in that nation. And a flag that looks like it was drawn in KidPix (note: link makes scary and disturbing noises) does not do that. Although it is clear that the previous flag had to be scrapped, did we really have to replace it with this?