Trouble ahead

So Bush wants a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage. You know that means things are even more fucked up than we know with US policy the Middle East. If he ever calls for a constitutional ban on abortion, I predict global nuclear warfare.

On a related note: Robert Kennedy Jr. in this month's Rolling Stone becomes the second prominent personality to allege the 2004 presidential election was stolen in the mainstream media. The first, as far as I know, was our old contrarian friend Christopher Hitchens in Vanity Fair.

Issandr El Amrani

Issandr El Amrani is a Cairo-based writer and consultant. His reporting and commentary on the Middle East and North Africa has appeared in The Economist, London Review of Books, Financial Times, The National, The Guardian, Time and other publications. He also publishes one of the longest-running blog in the region,