The Homespun Blogger…
The Homespun Bloggers Symposium question this week is:

What do you think about “The Sun” publishing the pictures of Saddam? While I haven’t seen all the pictures, the one everyone seems to be talking about is the one of the former dictator in his “tighty whities.”

Will this event further fan the flames of Islamic hatred for the West and the occupiers of the Coalition? Or will this blow over? Abu-Graib it’s not in my book.

I think that whoever took those pictures ought to be nailed for it. Also, like the “Koran flushing” story retracted by Newsweek (even if had been true) I don’t see what the newsworthiness of it was. It seems a rather petty use of newsprint.

That’s really all I can say on the matter. It was stupid and never should have happened, either from the photographer.s end or from the tabloid’s end. On balance I don’t think it’ll have much affect on “the Muslim street” ™. The same folks who dragged Saddam’s statues through the streets hitting it with their shoes would probably not mind. Others would object on a number of different grounds. But overall I don’t see this making much of a difference. No new bin Ladens will be created out of this.

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