CNN interviews Syria’s first lady Asma al-Assad on Gaza

I don’t know if CNN has decided to open up the range of dialogue on this issue a) because of the images we’ve been seeing, b) because  times are actually changing, or c) merely because they (correctly) assume that more westerners will be interested in listening to an ‘unveiled’ Middle Eastern Princess Di than they would, say, her husband (and that they’ll thus get more viewers to stick around long enough to be inundated with advertising).

Nonetheless, worth a listen, at least for novelty’s sake. Mrs. al-Assad’s quite well-spoken. At around 5min 20 the reporter poses the ‘what about the Israeli children’ question:

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