Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Manufacturing dissent 

Thanks to Agence France-Presse, Osama bin Laden is no longer a "terrorist" or "militant" but a...

"Saudi dissident"
(hat tip: Fark) and, I'm sure, soon to be upgraded to a "Saudi opposition figure", from where, as Yasser Arafat knew so well, there's but a short step to a Nobel Peace Prize.

Other dissidents - Andrei Sakharov, Lech Walesa, Nathan Sharanky, Ang Sun Suu Kyi, Vaclav Havel, or Harry Wu - could not be contacted for comment.


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