The Zionist Conspiracy
Sunday, July 24, 2005
Stupid Letter of the Year
Rarely has a letter as asinine as the first letter in this week's New York Times Magazine been printed in a reputable publication:
James Bennet's article on Bashar al-Assad (July 10) provided a much-needed insight into the workings of Syria and its president. I was struck by the account of Assad's night at the opera. There was no mention of a heavily armed escort or a selected and searched audience. And at the end of the performance, Assad and his wife mingled with the crowd before (and this was most amazing to me) driving off into the Damascus night traffic, the president at the wheel of an Audi.
I long to have a president who will take a Sunday stroll, even with his guards a few steps behind, one who will stop and chat with ordinary people and who might, God forbid, pop into Burger King.
J.D. Coleman Cincinnati
Perhaps Coleman would prefer life in Syria to life in Ohio. Though I'd suggest that anyone with similar sentiments read the blog of Syrian dissident Ammar Abdulhamid to get a glimpse of what life is really like under Bashar Assad's tyrannical rule.