Andrew Sullivan has had great fun sneering at Iraq's information minister, Mohammed Said al-Sahaf (as have others), but it's not enough for Sullivan to chortle at Sahaf's rosy scenarios of Iraqi steadfastness -- he has to add this swipe at his hated BBC:
BBC UPDATE: A new low. The World Service just described this goon as "the public face of Iraqi resistance."
Why is this "a new low"? Is there or is there not "Iraqi resistance"? There certainly was at 5:41:43 P.M. yesterday, when Sullivan posted, and The Washington Post reports right now that "small formations of Iraqi fighters, some wearing uniforms, some in civilian clothes, continue to mount resistance in pockets." And Sahaf continues to try to buck up the holdouts, or at least he did as of 5:41:43 P.M. yesterday. So he is, in fact, "the public face of Iraqi resistance," or was as of late yesterday afternoon. So what's the problem?
Sullivan really needs to dial it down. He's become like one of those annoying hypersensitive car alarms that go off in a strong gust of wind.