Saturday, December 24, 2005

A columnist at Ash-Sharq Al-Awsat explains the success of the Grand (not really) Ayatollah's list in Iraq and the demise of Iyad `Allawi (former Iraqi puppet prime minister/car bomber/Saddam's henchman/embezzler-in-Yemen). He said that it was Al-Jazeera's fault. That's right. Al-Jazeera's fault. You see, a few days before the election, Al-Jazeera's program, Al-Ittijah Al-Mu`akis hosted a program on Iraq, and a guest insulted Sistani. According to the columnist, this was a deliberate conspiracy to undermine Ash-Sharq Al-Awsat's candidate, `Allawi. OK.