Archive for January 22, 2006
“Illusion of democracy: Palestinian election plays into vision of U.S., Israel” (thanks Beshara)
“The Bush administration is spending foreign aid money to increase the popularity of the Palestinian Authority on the eve of crucial elections in which the governing party faces a serious challenge from the radical Islamic group Hamas.” (thanks Noah)
Flowers, c. 1903. Odilon Redon.
Robert Fisk reviews Legally Blonde I. I have said before that Robert Fisk is one of my favorite foreign correspondents, until the assassination of Hariri when his friendship with Hariri and with Jumblat got in the way of his reporting. I still squirm when I read his dispatches on Lebanon. But let me add this: [...]