Quote of the day

Sunday, October 15, 2006 at 02:26 PM

Washington's absolute and stunning obliviousness to the past, its lack of curiosity about the present, what Abbas Hilmi, in reference to the British occupation of Egypt eloquently described as "this dark abyss of incomprehension," is breathtaking. Policy is not made in a vacuum so much as in a stiff-necked straightjacket undermined by the administration's own shortcomings.
Geoffrey Aronson, in a column in the Lebanon Daily Star