Saturday, January 26, 2008

From the era of George Habash to the era of David Petraeus. I am not making this up. I watched a rather brief report on the life of George Habash on Aljazeera (Arabic), and then switched to Al-Arabiya TV. Not only did AlArabiya ignore Habash's death in that broadcast, but they were airing a lengthy report on...Gen. David Petraeus. It said that the general is now roaming the streets of Baghdad freely without a helmet and without a bullet-proof vest. It showed Petraeus walking in a small street, along with Al-Arabiyya correspondent, who looked more like this bodyguard.