Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Do You Like The Music of the 60s?

Reposted as history. Originally posted in March of 2005.

Are you fond of double-entendres, ironies, metaphors, similes, satire or even sarcasm and parody? What about 21st Century global politics?

Mark Steyn is often a great writer. He loves to mix his message with humor. However you have to be sharp to follow him. This is a great read if you like your 21st Century politics livened up by 20th Century music and 19th Century wit. This article is an education in all three.

The Eye Doctor Never Saw It Coming
By Mark Steyn - 08/03/2005 - The Daily Telegraph (U.K.)
I don't suppose Bashar al-Assad has much in common with Eric Clapton - though, come to think of it, "Layla" is a Lebanese name, and there must be a few of them among the smouldering, raven-tressed, black-eyed Beirut babes so fetchingly demanding their nation's freedom on the covers of this week's Economist, Newsweek, Weekly Standard et al. At any rate, Boy Assad has no desire to find himself wailing, "Layla, you got me on my knees."
The point of the article is that "Ju Ju" (the new nickname for George Bush being used by pro democracy Arabs) is driving the agenda in the middle east. By force of will George "W" now has everyone singing "our" song.


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