August 20, 2003
THE PEN IS MIGHTY
A panel of Iraqi teachers has been removing Saddam Hussein references from school books. As the San Francisco Chronicle reports, it hasnít been easy:
Fuad Hussein, a returned Iraqi expatriate who chose the panelists, remembers seeing one teacher's hand hesitate the first time she had to cross out a picture of the dictator.
"I told her, 'Don't be afraid. Just bring the pen down here, then across here, and he's finished,' " he said.
That might be one of the prettiest paragraphs Iíve ever read.
(Via Joanne Jacobs.)Posted by Tim Blair at August 20, 2003 05:55 AM