Tuesday, November 15, 2005

If Ahmad Chalabi Bought the New York Sun Would Anyone Notice? 

Yesterday Gawker poked fun at the New York Sun's top of the fold editorial page coverage of Ahmad Chalabi's visit to their offices.

After reading the Sun's editorial, I'm still not sure why they were so smitten with Chalabi. Seems to have something to do with the Spanish American War--you know, the one where we won Cuba from Spain and then gave it back to the people who later lost it to the communists. Doesn't seem to me to be a good precedent to cite when talking about Iraq. But sometimes after a too-liquid lunch this foreign policy stuff just goes over my head. Maybe the War Nerd can explain it to me.

The thought occurred to me that maybe Chalabi is about to buy the New York Sun. I mean, he's in charge of all the oil in Iraq, so he's probably got the cash. And now that Judy Miller's leaving the New York Times, wouldn't it make sense for him to look for another foothold into New York media. The only problem with this scenario is that it would be redundant. If Chalabi took control of the New York Sun editorial page, I'm pretty sure no one would notice.