By now, everyone has seen the footage of an irate Iraqi journalist whipping his shows at President Bush. But you may not have seen his surprisingly thoughtful comments immediately afterwards:
Impressive. Of course, one wonders why Bush's thoughts about 'free societies' was reflected exactly nowhere in his administration's policies. Via TPM.
UPDATE: A few commentators on CNN Al-Quds Al-Arabi and elsewhere are making an interesting point: would the journalist have dared even criticize Saddam Hussein, let alone throw a shoe at him. Iraq is a mess, but there are small victories, I suppose.