Saturday, March 29, 2008

Return? Today, in his speech, Bashshar Al-Asad talked about "the return" (`awdat) of occupied lands and not tahrir (liberation). I have never heard of a liberation movement talks about the "return of occupied lands". As if occupied lands just return on their own, or they fall from the sky. But then again: in the era of Bush, they are afraid of using the word liberation. Arabs need to liberate not only their occupied lands, but also their own countries from those lousy regimes.