Monday, May 09, 2005

Good News/Bad News

Maybe it is not surprising that the NYT puts all Iraq news in the worst possible light...

But this story is interesting because, pace NYT, rather than declining to serve in the new Cabinet out of solidarity with his disempowered ethnic group, Mr Shibli rejected the post on the principle that he is A HUMAN BEING, not a pawn for some tribe.

Ethnic spoils systems are dangerous and this principled man has, whether all understand it or not, spoken loudly in favor of human dignity.

1 comment:

D said...

Why would it not be surprising if the NYT put Iraq news in poor light? Actually that would be very surprising considering the NYT was one of the most outspoken cheerleaders for the administrations false claims in the lead up to the war. Please go back and check out Judy Miller's reporting for confirmation.