Thursday, June 16, 2005

Romantic Images

Hoagland writes:

Sordid details of thugs and kidnappers such as these cannot compete with the romantic images of Iraqi "insurgents" taking desperate measures in desperate times, so don't expect to see Hayssam's story on the evening news here or on al-Jazeera's Arabic broadcasts.

It has never once occurred to me that such images or actions are "romantic." Anyone else?