December 12, 2002

HAROLD PINTER IS DOING AN ADMIRABLE JOB of executing his instructions to terrify the enemy:

[T]he American administration is now a bloodthirsty wild animal. Bombs are its only vocabulary. Many Americans, we know, are horrified by the posture of their government, but seem to be helpless.

I just heard on NPR that Iraqi officials are scared and hopeless. Obviously, they've been reading The Telegraph, which informs them that the Administration is fierce and deadly, and that the peace movement that Saddam has been counting on is "helpless." So of course they're scared and hopeless. All according to the plan. . . . Thanks, Harold!