What a wonderful world, or just what a world?
So is it Louis Armstrong, or the Wicked Witch of the West? Tonight I was watching the O'Riley Factor and saw for the first time the tragic clip of Iman al Obeidi (alternate spelling Eman al-Obeidy), the Libyan woman who bust into the hotel in Tripoli to scream (in English, no less) to the pooled foreign reporters about being raped at a checkpoint by the Gadaffi military. What proceeded was equally tragic: her fellow Libyans turned on her, yelling at her, getting in her face (CNN says the response varied from brandishing a butter knife [one waitress], a pistol [a government "monitor"], and throwing a http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.giftablecloth over her head [another hotel staff]). She was quickly pushed into a car and now evidently is in jail. The NY Times blog speculates that the hotel staff were actually government loyalist plants, "secret service"-type people charges with keeping news away from the rest of the world. Tragic, both her rape and her treatment after reporting the rape.
In other goings-on, I'm currently streaming Al Jazeera English online and hearing about financial crises in Europe- the euro zone, austerity, etc. President Obama explained in a news conference why our country is now in its third "intervention" (the new euphemism for war, I guess) in 10 years. That led me to wonder who's more correct in their perception of the world, Louis Armstrong or the Wicked Witch of the West?