Now, the primary victims of Saddam were the Iraqi people, followed by the Iranian people. But the esteemed New Yorker believes otherwise. They think that Israel is Saddam’s primary victim, it seems. And here they interview the lousiest American journalist covering the Middle East (and there was tough competition for that honor, believe me), Jeffrey Goldberg (who served in the Israeli Army, according to Alexander Cockburn, and who went around the Middle East after Sep. 11 to prove his theory that Muslim engage in violence because they are eager to meet the virgins in heaven. When he arrived in Egypt, he interviewed Muntasar Az-Zayyat (a lawyer who is close to the fundamentalists), and the latter told him: “Mr. Goldberg. Muslims have sex on earth too, you know.”

Posted on December 21, 2003 by As'ad