Saturday, January 28, 2006

The brilliant pundit of the Arab media. Today, I was astonished to listen to a `Ala' Bayyumi, a pundit on AlArabiyya TV. He was introduced as a "journalist from Washington, DC." . He did the best job (in terms of foolishness) of defending Bush and the neo-cons; better than Bush himself, but that is not saying much. He said that the problem in US foreign policy is that the neo-conservatives (who love to give democracy to the Arabs) have been marginalized due to their small errors in the Iraq war. He also said that Arabs should understand that the neo-conservatives respect the fruits of Arab democracy, no matter what. He also said that Bush's statements on Hamas contained "understanding" of Hamas.