Posts from April 1, 2003

Inspectors speak

Inspectors speak
: Die Zeit in Germany talks to U.N. weapons inspectors and if my translation is correct (never a good bet; correct me if I’m wrong), they say that peace would have been possible through inspection but that they were hurt by France’s, Germany’s, and Russia’s refusal to back military force; that took the “teeth” out of their authority; it was “crazy.”

Even reporters are human

Even reporters are human
: Lt. Smash has a great story of a CNN correspondent moved by the humanity of the soldiers around him.

CNN plug

CNN plug
: A Jeff Greenfield report on blogs — including this one — is scheduled to be on CNN tonight between 10 and sometime after midnight (news notwithstanding).

: Glenn Reynolds is supposed to be on CNN next. He should always have such an easy act to follow.

: Meanwhile, ABC (Australia) has a report on warblogs (no mention of Blair, though!)

Strange bedfellows

Strange bedfellows
: Entre Nous discovers that anti-war veteran Nat Hentoff isn’t against this war.

Self-hating Americans

Self-hating Americans
: In the Jerusalem Post, Daniel Pipes and Jonathan Calt Harris report that Prof. Nicholas De Genova isn’t the only Columbia faculty member who is a “self-hating American.” There’s quite a dirty laundry list. They conclude: “This self-hatred points to an intellectual crisis at a school long considered one of the country’s best.”