Archive for October 16, 2006
In his briefing today, White House spokesperson, Tony Snow, wanted to make two points about Iraq: 1) that Iraq is a functioning democracy; 2) he denied that Bush is planning to sack the prime minister of Iraq after 2 months. He said that the president called Maliki today to assure him that he will not [...]
The Palestinian cause in “safe hands.”
An excellent critique by George Corm: naivete in Arab politics.
AlJazeera English’s line-up (thanks John)
Impressive qualifications of Middle East leaders. I don’t know why but this occurred to me today: The Mauritanian dictator was the chief of the secret police, as was the Tunisian dictator. The Libyan leader was an officer in the Libyan army, while Husni Mubarak was chief of the air force. The Sudanese military dictator also [...]
“I just hope that in meeting people, theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll understand that I am not as bad as they thought I was.”
Sunset, Vevey, Switzerland, (1874), Courbet.