Condi (I’m at a loss to spell her name) Rice has returned to the Middle East, and under the headings of Muhammed cartoons, sexism, and racism, it should be remembered that 2 months ago a Palestinian paper printed an ugly cartoon mocking Rice’s (grotesque) statement that the Lebanon war marked the “birth pangs” of a new Middle East. The cartoon showed Rice pregnant with an armed monkey. And no, nobody here burned down an embassy to protest it, did we?
On this site I tend to focus on U.S. and Israeli abuses because that seems to me a crucial journalistic function as the neocons steer us toward further occupations of Arab lands. But the Palestinians also could learn something from our Secretary of State about multiculturalism.