Random commentary and senseless acts of blogging.
The first Republican president once said, "While the people retain their virtue and their vigilance, no administration by any extreme of wickedness or folly can seriously injure the government in the short space of four years." If Mr. Lincoln could see what's happened in these last three-and-a-half years, he might hedge a little on that statement.
Prisoners of Azkaban
Sunday, March 23, 2003
Diane points out that Salam Pax is now hitting the big time, having been noticed by the Washington Post. He's even become popular enough to rip off. This article from the Institute for War and Peace Reporting, already republished by at least one other online service, is quite clearly an edited version of Salam's posts from this week. But nothing on the page mentions the source of the article or links to the "Where's Raed" blog. The sole attribution is to "an Iraqi in Baghdad".
IWPR's online republication conditions state that:
Those conditions are fair. You would think that IWPR's authors, including the pseudonymous ones, are entitled to the same consideration.
Update: Now that Salam is back, I sent e-mail requesting confirmation that the usage was unauthorized. However, his in box is full and the message bounced. Even if the message had gotten through, it's always possible that Salam has other concerns than IP rights at the moment.