# Wiggia notes:
Funny old world … In 2007 Irena was up for the Nobel Peace Prize. She was not selected. Al Gore won, for a slide show on Global Warming.
# Chuckles on the Islamic error:
Kelly traces one cause of this chronic misunderstanding of the Islamic Middle East to the British, whose long involvement in the region fostered “a school-girlish romanticism about the Arabs” that too often led to “mendacity.” T.E. Lawrence, of course, is the most famous example of this dangerous delusion, for his championing of the pretensions and ambitions of the Hashemite clan affected in malign ways the shaping of the region after World War I.
These days it’s not just the British whose judgment is clouded by such idealizations. One hears its accents in the famous speech Barack Obama delivered in Cairo in 2009.
And in everything else they do.
# Three more quick ones from Chuckles, under the headings: “Send us money, projection, and delusional ravings about 1st world obsession”:
# Lord T steps in with:
# Chuckles again on the gays and Christian thingy: