Tim Blair


New Criterion



Tuesday, April 15, 2003
ALSO DOING HIS DUTY is Centcom songbird, Auntie's Peter Lloyd.

Peter would be out of his depth in the paddle-pool, but he's quite capable of providing an uncritical audience for al Jazeera's Faisal al Quaseem.

Al Quaseem is very talented. He can rant for ten minutes without shaking that mother of all comb-overs he wears. He asserts that he and all Arabs believe that the US is just in Iraq to put down Arabs, steal their oil, foment civil war in Iraq and then retreat to a garrison of oil fields.

All this Lloyd listens to with great respect. And without questioning.

Just doing his duty.