Salam’s unfair post
: Salam Pax has a most unfair and misleading post regarding new fellow Iraqi blogger Zeyad. Salam says this:
Hmm…. now it is me who linked to this weblog, and I am sure everyone has the right to say what they think, but this is kind of strange.
I would rather have President Bremer (Allah preserve him) ruling us than any of them.
pfui…filthy words wash your moth with soap young man.
Now read Zeyad in the full context, a post I quoted the other day. He’s not saying for a second that he wants Bremer. He’s saying he would prefer Bremer to some of the other dangerous nuts vying for power, dangerous nuts who would probably be bad news for Salam, too. Zeyad’s words, in context:
I truly hope that living under 50 years of tyranny hasn’t turned us all into potential tyrants. I worry constantly when I see some of the newly appointed Iraqi officials and controversial politico-religious figures just too eager to rule and assume power in the country. They are desperately trying to push it and speed up things for themselves. I see Saddam’s face under the masks they’re wearing. They are tyrants in disguise. I would rather have President Bremer (Allah preserve him) ruling us than any of them.
For same, Salam, for shame.
For someone who was constantly doubted and misinterpreted online and in print, a person would think that you’d take more care in the quoting of a fellow Iraqi, a fellow weblogger.
What’s the matter: Jealous about the new kid in town? [via Tomi in my comments]
: There’s a picture of Salam in a Stern interview but he still hides his identity because he says he feels safer that way.
Well, taking that quote above out of context isn’t any way to aid your fellow blogger’s safety in Iraq is it, Salam?
: UPDATE: See Zeyad’s response — and lesson in Iraqi irony — in the comments.