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The Soft Cushions: Confess!

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So, any of you who followed the link to Josh Stacher’s post (last entry) have noticed it’s no longer there. It felt suprisingly frank, and that’s because conferences like that are usually off the record! Josh had to take it down. Go ahead and browse the rest of the Arabist Network, full of equally fascinating observations.

And if you haven’t caught this story from the AP yet, please read. This article is a truly useful adjunct to Bush’s inaugural speech, a compact allegory, perhaps, to describe our evolved thinking towards the Middle East. I will be intrigued to find out what information the thonged interrogation squad wrested from the prudish Arabs.

Did they get the idea from “The Siege?”

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