Sunday, May 25, 2008

This is really funny. In fact, it is hilarious. Here: "Rather than being the enemy, most Arab journalists are potential allies whose agenda broadly tracks the stated goals of United States Middle East policy and who can be a valuable conduit for explaining American policy to their audiences." The authors are not Middle East experts, so they don't know that most Arab journalists work for Saudi royal family or their affiliates. What is surprising is that even among this group, you will find such strong opposition to US foreign policy. But the best part of the report is this: "...director of the Kamal Adham Center for Journalism Training and Research at the American University in Cairo." Kamal Adham? Chief of Saudi intelligence under King Faysal? The one who was a conduit to Answar Sadat? OK.