Monday, October 29, 2007

For purely sectarian reasons, Saudi media are now rehabilitating Saddam's propagandists and henchmen. They hosted (in two episodes) a lousy Iraqi poet, `Abbas Jijan, who specialized in writing fawning and praise poetry of Saddam and his family--although lately he also praised other leaders, like Shaykh Zayid. And when it became fashionable, he wrote a poem against Saddam, yet he wrote a poem in praise of Saddam when he was executed.