Friday, July 09, 2004


Isn't al-Qaeda just Arabic for "Bad Guys"?

The full text of a letter by David Wright to the Washington Post on Informed Comment is well worth the read. In it, Wright points out that Abu Musab al Zarqawi is not actually part of al Qaeda, and should not be referred to as an al Qaeda operative or any such nonsense. The Washington Post is hardly the worst when it comes to this (ahem...FOXNews) but as a (supposedly) responsible print publication, at least they can have a consistent editorial policy.

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