Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Comment on Tunisia

One of the most amusing reactions about Tunisia came from a senior Saudi propagandist, `Abdur-Rahman Ar-Rashid (formerly editor-in-chief of Prince Salman's mouthpiece, Ash-Sharq Al-Awsat, and later director of the private TV station of King Fahd's brother-in-law which is run now by King Fahd's son, `Azzuz).  Ar-Rashid--I kid you not--urged that Tunisia allows more political participation.  He almost asked that Tunisia copy the democracy model of the House of Saud.