Tuesday, May 04, 2004

The daily word on the Falluja follies: Myers was right about one thing -- General Saleh has been replaced in Falluja, by someone rather more to the liking of the Americans. As to how that plays to the Arab audience, it's interesting to see how a Reuters report on the new guy's credentials is literally colored in by al-Jazeerah. The words "was exiled" are in red.

By all reports, though, the new guy has far fewer local ties than the old. In this particularly clannish part of Iraq, that will not serve him well...

Update: ... which the new guy has wisely dealt with, it seems, by hiring the old guy right back.


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