Sunday, July 12, 2009

Crooked pens

Fawaz Jarjis writing on al Jazeera about Iran. He says that the government has won the battle but not the war and that the cost has been their political and moral legitimacy in the eyes of their people. Predictably the article looks like it may have been written for CNN or the BBC rather than al Jazeera. I was suspicious of Jarjis so when several commentators pointed out his anti-resistance sympathies against the Palestinians I felt my suspicions were justified. I think that since the invasion of Iraq, the US-Iranian battle for the Middle East has grown into the defining conflict in the Middle East for this decade. Our very own Cold War..

PS. I still think we should expect to see those hostages released very soon.

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