Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Wonderland in Iraq!

The Other Iraq
by Michael J. Totten

If I could distill everything I heard, saw, and learned in the Kurdistan region of Iraq into a 12-minute video, it would look a lot like this. (Fourth video on the right.)
Click that link. Watch. This is marvelous work from 60 Minutes, some of the best mainstream media journalism I have seen out of the Middle East, the absolute antithesis of Diane Sawyer's useless interview with the thug-in-chief, Ahmadinejad.
I only caught one factual error. The Iraqi flag is not banned in Kurdistan. It still flies in the city of Suleimania, but it's the old version of the flag before Saddam Hussein wrote Allahu Akbar on it. 60 Minutes has done truly excellent work capturing the essence of this lovely place and these wonderful people and editing it all down into such a brief and comprehensive introduction.

1 comment:

Frieda said...

Thanks for your kind comment on my blog.

The news about attacking Iran, I believe it was an intentional leak by the government to put more pressure on Iran.