Wednesday, August 25, 2004

I have talked before about the weekly program on AlJazeera featuring the quintessential Arab pontificator (and Nasser's and Sadat's propagandist) Muhammad Hasanayn Haykal. When he has nothing to say, he makes things up. In his last program, he said--nay asserted--that Gen. Richard Myers has told Congress that he cannot sleep because Iraq keeps reminding him of Vietnam. Myers has never said such a thing, of course. I do not want Arab audiences (or any audiences for that matter) to be deceived.