2004-05-05

Ays

is in Basra and he's not a happy camper. Running short of patience and beer. He has some extremely valuable observations about the new UAE-based Arab channel, "al-Sharqiya". Don't miss the Comments section, where Paul Edwards in Australia has some very insightful comments on the transition from authoritarianism to autonomy. And scroll down to read Ays' comments on Abu Ghraib.