Sunday, March 18, 2007

The commercial marketeer of Darfur has a silly column about Israel--you can only expect silly and boring from Kristof, always. He basically said that it is OK to criticize Israel because it is good for Israel. He then said this: "You can argue that Arabs pursue a double standard, focusing on repression by Israelis while ignoring greater human rights violations by fellow Arabs." Let me tell you this, esteemed columnist. Thousands upon thousands of Arabs have been killed protesting the oppression of the Syrian, Saudi, Jordanian, Iraqi, Egyptian, Moroccan, and other Arab regimes. They don't need you to tell them that Mubarak is a tyrant. You in the US need to be told that. So please, go back to promoting Darfur tragedy as kitsch, and I don't want to interrupt your tours-with-celebrities in Africa.