Monday, May 29, 2006

This is the season in the Arab world for communists to apologize and repent. Here, Hazim Saghiyyah tells his story. Forgive him, please. (Is it not ironic for a former communist to mock communism in a Saudi newspaper, of all places?) And he is a good writer--that I can't deny. But then again, the first well-known Arab writer to publish his "I-break-with-communism" book was Qadri Al-Qal`aji, who became a pro-Saudi, right-wing propagandist. But Saghiyyah is now disillusioned with Bush although he permits that he "may" have been well-intentioned. Well-intentioned my...baba ghannuj.