Friday, December 22, 2006

What is happening to Arab media? I just watched a report on Aljazeera about Robert Gates' visit to Baghdad. It could easily have aired on Fox News. It said that Gates spoke candidly and "did not beat around the bush" (lam yalja' ila al-murawaghah), and then it said that he mingled with the regular soldiers and ate with them (and footage was shown of him filling his plate). What is that supposed to mean?