Sunday, August 15, 2010

Ghazi Qusaybi: died

Was an interesting writer and poet who squandered his talents and his skills in the service of House of Saud. No floor was too low for his chin when it came to prostrating himself before the House of Saud. Even when King Fahd banished him in the 1980s, he managed to write a fawning poem to the King begging for forgiveness. This Saudi ambassador and Minister died: the ban on all his books was lifted weeks before his death, when he was on his deathbed.