Under The Sun

Tuesday, April 01, 2003



The good news about Peter Arnett's idiocy is that all Iraqis with brains will simply assume that the regime put him up to it, as they did in this case. So the danger is probably phantasmal. But I think it should be noted that Arnett's "misjudgment" fits the rulebook definition of treason: giving direct aid to an enemy power during wartime. It's certainly not worth prosecuting, but the civil-liberties-are-in-dire-peril crowd could perhaps note that dissent is not in fact being suppressed, even when it does actually cross the line.


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