Monday, April 7, 2003

From Nick Denton:

No use blaming the plight of Arab states entirely on evil dictators. These are nations gripped by collective delusion, from top to bottom. They still believe Saddam is holding off the US invasion, and will undoubtedly blame the Jews rather than take responsibility for their own failure. .... Most Arab journalists, and the public they serve, show symptoms of the same delirium from which the Iraqi information minister is suffering. It's good there's a prohibition in Islam against alcohol; even a sip of rhetoric is enough to get the Arab street drunk