Monday, September 26, 2005
Do you know that most of the Saudi "liberal" advocates of today, were passionate advocates for Bin Laden AND Saddam in the 1980s? Take Jamal Kashuqji, who was until recently the press secretary of the Saudi Embassy in London, and who may become the press secretary of the Saudi Embassy in Washington, DC. He edited Al-Watan newspaper for two months until fundamentalist outrage led to his dismissal. He now is a well-known Saudi "liberal" voice in the world. Do you know that he even knew Bin Laden? Take Ahmad Jarrallah, the well-known Kuwaiti editor. This "liberal" voice was one of the early champions of Saddam, who really did a lot to construct Saddam's personality cult outside of Iraq.
Posted by As'ad AbuKhalil at 6:21 PM