August 23, 2004

Attack on pax
When events in the Middle East turn especially bloody, as they have during the last couple of weeks in Najaf, I am often struck by a whimsical -- some might say ridiculous -- thought. I imagine that the man at the centre of the trouble is not Moqtada al-Sadr (or whoever happens to be the villain of the moment) but Mahatma Gandhi, the leader of India's struggle for independence. I wonder what he would have done about it

-- Brian Whitaker