Democracy in Fallujah
both the main Sunni insurgent group, Ansar Al Sunna, as well as Shia radical Muqtada al Sadr, have been calling on supporters to register to vote in the constitution referendum
In the meantime, the NYT remains resolutely on message.
Update On the subject on the NY Times, today’s NY Sun editorial asks,
Why aren’t the New York Review of Books and the New York Times-owned IHT disclosing that the man attacking Israel in their pages is being supported by European governments and non-American Arab businessmen? The Times itself has an integrity policy requiring freelance contributors to “avoid conflicts of interest, real or apparent,” yet the Times ran an op-ed piece by Mr. Siegman in 2002 identifying him only as “a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.” If the publications had made the disclosure, their readers could draw their own conclusions.
The eiditorial also says “A spokeswoman for the Council says that there is no connection between funding sources and any scholar’s opinions.” Yeah, right.