On Friday, the New York Times ran an op-ed by Libyan President Muammar Qaddafi. Qaddafi, the Israel-hating, bane-of-the-West leader who seized power in a 1969 coup has reformed himself in recent years.
Still, it was slightly jarring to read the article, which proposed a peaceful solution to the Israeli Palestinian conflict.
According to the venerable Times, however, this is only the beginning. Over the next week, they will be running a series of entries by enemies of the United States, so that Americans can be exposed to their perspectives.
Here is the schedule:
Saturday: "Achieving the Perfect Shmear on One's Bagel" by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Sunday: "Befriending Your Neighbors" by Kim Jong Il
Monday: "Weight Loss" by Hugo Chavez
Tuesday: "Not Getting Killed by a Rocket Attack" by dead Al-Qaeda leader al-Zarqawi ("We're not expecting a lot from this one," said a NY Times editor)
Wednesday: "Celebrating President Obama's Historic Presidency" by David Duke
Thursday: "Implementing the 9/11 Commission's Recommendations" by Osama Bin-Laden