Saturday, May 15, 2004

NPR and a sense of history

I tuned in Scott Simon's Saturday Edition this morning, hoping to figure out why so many on the left no longer respect Mr. Simon. (He's a Chicagoan with a love of the Cubs. So am I. So what's not to like?) Before Scott and Dan Schorr to do their weekly summary, there was a news report. But the news report did not mention fighting in Najaf, a city with some of Shiite Islam's holiest shrines, a city built on the site of a battle pitting 92 against an army of 5000, a city that US forces had been warned by Iraqi leaders not to attack.

Guess I have to go elsewhere for news that matters.

Update Satellite imagery of the Iman Ali Mosque, Najaf.