Archive for February 12, 2005
“Sorry George, but Iraq has given you the purple finger: The party likely to win the election opposes the US presence and policies.”
“It is hard to know what to make of this passage. It appears to attribute some responsibility for the horrors of Sept. 11 to left-leaning professors in Western universities. This astonishing accusation is offered without a shred of evidence or explanation, without even a footnote of substantiation.”
“Freedom”??!!! “The Secretary of the General PeopleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Committee for Foreign Liaison and International Cooperation has met in Tripoli with William Burns , the US Assistant Secretary of State, who arrived in Libya on Wednesday. William Burns hailed LibyaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s continuing efforts in promoting peace and stability in and the world. He also praised progress, development and [...]
“Bush Administration’s First Memo on al-Qaeda Declassified”
Introduction to Gilles Kepel’s The War for Muslim Minds (thanks Amir)
Did I not tell you that Bush is bringing Ayatollah rule to Iraq? “Islamic Parties Carry Iraq Local Vote”
“The influence of Muslim literature in the United States.” (But Jonathan: did we really need to know that Madonna, Demi Moore, and Goldie Hawn like Rumi?)
“More than half of the benefits from this backdoor tax cut would go to people with incomes of more than a million dollars; 97 percent would go to people with incomes exceeding $200,000.”
“Foreign fighters associated with Abu Musab Zarqawi and his al Qaeda-affiliated insurgent group, who once were seen as the prime opponents along with tens of thousands of criminals freed by Saddam Hussein before the war began in 2003, are now described as lesser elements but still a source of danger.”
Israeli “settlers threw stones at Palestinians and tried to pull Palestinian drivers out of their vehicles in attempts to commandeer them.”
“Eason Jordan resigned last night as CNN’s chief news executive in an effort to quell a bubbling controversy over his remarks about U.S. soldiers killing journalists in Iraq.”
“According to some people interviewed, it is exactly for these reasons that Al-Hurra is not getting the audience they are aiming for. “Can they expect the Arabs to watch them if they don’t show Palestinians being killed, and don’t portray Israelis as oppressors?” said Nabil Dajani, professor of communications at the American University of Beirut. [...]
By Ali Farzat.
The fanatical Right loves to declare the death of the Left, repeatedly.