Wednesday, November 21, 2007

I heard the Jordanian Interior Minister, `Id Al-Fayiz, speak. What a gifted man. He said that the parliamentary "elections" in Jordan were characterized by "smoothness, honesty, and transparency" and that they were conducted at the "highest level of neutrality and precision"--whatever that means. Jordan is a country where I harbor the same hostility and contempt for both: the government and the Islamist opposition.