This is the season in the Arab world for communists to apologize and repent. Here, Hazim Saghiyyah tells his story. Forgive him, please. (Is it not ironic for a former communist to mock communism in a Saudi newspaper, of all places?) And he is a good writer–that I can’t deny. But then again, the first well-known Arab writer to publish his “I-break-with-communism” book was Qadri Al-Qal`aji, who became a pro-Saudi, right-wing propagandist. But Saghiyyah is now disillusioned with Bush although he permits that he “may” have been well-intentioned. Well-intentioned my…baba ghannuj.