this may call for some skepticism...,
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as it goes in blurgistan so it goes...,
is it a free carthage or just another facelift?:
Congratulations to the people of Tunisia are probably in order for liberating themselves from the French and US backed dictatorship of Zinedine Ben Ali. I hope they're successful in electing someone who represents their own interests rather than the prerogatives of a bunch of haggard old colonial miscreants.
Marc Lynch thinks Al Jazeera deserves more of the credit than Wikileaks, but really the credit for the Wikileaks disclosures about the corruption of the first family should go to the US State Department, which published details so salacious that they are being credited in some corners for bringing down a 35 year old authoritarian regime. That they kept such gossip secret tells you all you need to know about their commitment to democracy.
On which note, I've been reading complaints about the silence of the White House, but it issued a brief but pointed statement on Friday: I'm sure those two paragraphs carry more moral weight than last year's dramatic escalation of hundreds of millions in military aid to the departing president-for-life.