Thursday, December 02, 2004

 

Burnin' up

Remember when you never heard Moqtada al-Sadr's name mentioned without being prefaced by "firebrand cleric"? It got repeated so much that you never really got to know anything about Moqtada al-Sadr except for the fact that he was a "firebrand cleric" and even if you took the time to try to read anything else, that was soon erased and replaced by those two words, seared into your brain in the same little section where Sadr's name was etched.

My conclusion from reading articles in several different newspapers about Marwan Barghouti's candidacy for president of the Palestinian Authority is that Marwan is "fiery." I did a little google search for "Barghouti" and "fiery" and came up with 1,760 hits. Yep, from now on that's the only thing we need to know about Marwan Barghouti.

Comments:
Yeah! I noticed that, too. It's just like Bob Somerby says--they all write from a script.

Aunt Deb
 
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