Roger L. Simon


You gotta love those Associated Press headline writers. I clicked on Throngs Protest Saddam Hanging in Jordan with trepidation to discover this “throng” consisted of 3000 people in Amman, a city of 2.125 million. Not exactly a huge turnout. But better than Lebanon where five hundred people protested the slaying … oops, execution…. of Saddam. But to the AP, these are “throngs”. To me they are about two minutes of traffic on the Santa Monica Freeway. What is interesting about the “throng” in Amman is they were shouting “Death to America and Iran.” Now there’s a combo.