Saturday, February 26, 2005

Geraldo was a close friend of right-wing death squad Lebanese leader Bashir Gemayyel (you will find that in Barbara Newman's silly hagiographic book, The Covenant). He is now in Beirut reporting. I heard a segment of his "reporting" on my satellite radio. He was interviewing Lebanese Minister Karam Karam (who taught my brother in Medical School). He asked Karam: will you vote for or against confidence in the cabinet next Monday? Karam, patiently said: "well, I am a member of the cabinet, so I do have confidence in it. Secondly, I am not a member of parliament, so I cannot vote." Upon hearing that, Geraldo, asked him: "Is it not true that Lebanon is close to Nicaragua?"