Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Juan Cole's interview is now up at "Democracy Now"... highlights: his description of Bush's "axis of evil" statement as "shameful"; his characterization of Iraq as being "unquestionab[ly]" in a state of civil war; and his judgement that the Israel-Lebanon war was "inconclusive" but that "war crimes" were commited. He characterized Hugo Chavez' UN appearance as "clownish", but no more so than Bush's slur of Chavez. Professor Cole was, as is his "Informed Comment" blog, very interesting and, as you might expect, informative. His blog is part of my daily routine since the perspective you'll find there is refreshing and free of the usual partisan, corporate hype that is all to easy to find.