Friday, October 22, 2004

Arabs weigh in on the US election

Iraqi bloggers have been putting forward their thoughts on the upcoming presidential election here in the US for some time now, mostly in favor of Bush (although that support is not entirely unconditional). However, the tinfoil-clad among us are wont to explain that the Iraqi bloggers, with the exception of Riverbend, are CIA propaganda plants and not actual Iraqis.

The brothers at Iraq The Model periodically challenge this by translating comments and opinions from places like the BBC's Arabic forum to show that most of their views are not that unusual among Iraqis (or folks in the middle east in general), in stubborn contrast to the proclamations of the doom-and-gloom crowd. They've done it again - I only wish they had the time and inclination to do this more often.


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