Sunday, January 27, 2008

Angry Arabs and the Arab League. Something significant happened today. It was like a semi-rebellion by Egyptian journalists on live TV. So the Arab League met in Cairo, and the Egyptian state TV was carrying the press conference by `Amru Musa following the meeting of the foreign ministers. From the first question, you knew that there was anger among the journalists and it was publicly expressed. The coverage by the Egyptian station was immediately halted. The first journalist asked Musa why the final statement referred to Gaza in 10 points without mentioning the role of the US. Musa gave the most non-sensical and rambling answers that went on and on and avoided the question. And subsequent questions were along the same lines. Musa looked as comfortable as Bush when quizzed on foreign policy.