Fresh from his Fox News appearance, Mr. Spencer is making his way up river by canoe to Jihad Watch headquarters. But while he is en route, Mrs. Obelix sent in this story which needs no comment, other than that it really is from the Washington Post, and not The Onion.
Twenty-four hours after Osama bin Laden told the world that the American people should read the work of a little-known Washington historian, William Blum was still adjusting.
Blum, who at 72 is accustomed to laboring in relative left-wing obscurity, checked his emotions and pronounced himself shocked and, well, pleased.
"This is almost as good as being an Oprah book," he said yesterday between telephone calls from the world media and bites of a bagel. "I'm glad." Overnight, his 2000 work, "Rogue State: A Guide to the World's Only Superpower," had become an Osama book.