Friday, January 19, 2007

quotes and cartoons, can tell a story all on their own ..

"Should we accept Bush's new strategy at a time when most Americans and Congress reject it?" -- Abdullah Khalifa Al-Shaigi , Al-Ittihad

"If [the state] guarantees a political atmosphere like that of France, I will wholeheartedly support the re-election of the president for unlimited terms." -- Fahmi Howeidi , Al-Ahram

"A religious Egypt is not in need of a party or a group that wants to teach it the rules of Islam." -- Ahmed Hassan , Nahdet Masr

"I reject the announcement by President Mubarak about the Muslim Brotherhood, for they are not extremists." -- Mahmoud El-Khodeiri , Al-Dustour

"Bush's strategy for Iraq and the region tries to correct mistakes with yet more others; destruction with more destruction, and war with a bigger war and more bloodshed." -- Fouad Dabbour , Al-Dustour

"All the statements emanating from Washington aim to 'secure Baghdad' but... slogans like 'democratisation' and 'a new Middle East' are dead." -- Rashed Saleh Al-Uraimi, Al-Ittihad

Cartoon by Ossama

Cartoon by Fathi

As part of the new Bush strategy, Rice tries to inflate the peace process. In the pan-Arab daily Asharq Al-Awsat Amgad Rasmi

Bush builds a new Iraq. Mustafa Hussein in the Egyptian daily Al-Akhbar

Cartoon by Gomaa