Monday, March 05, 2007

Dictators like whiskey

While one salutes the bravery of Mohammed and Omar Fadhil who have maintained their blog from Baghdad during several years of increasing chaos, they are ill-served by the teaser line that the Wall Street Journal puts with their op-ed in Monday's paper (subs. req'd; alt. free link) -- a line that will probably become the soundbite of choice as reactionary bloggers hype the success of Operation Imposing Law --

Stocked liquor stores are a sign of the surge's progress.

Baghdad had thriving liquor stores under Saddam Hussein.

UPDATE 28 MARCH: These are the bloggers cited by George Bush (presumably via the WSJ article) in his speech to the National Cattlemen's Beef Association.

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