Saturday, May 14, 2011

Nathan Deuel in Beirut, "Beirut, After Osama"

Journalist (and my friend) Nathan Deuel, in Beirut, on hearing about the death of Osama bin Laden.

The other day I ventured out into the sun-drenched city of Beirut, where I saw cafes and restaurants packed with young people spending money. At a stainless steel table, buff men ate olives. Nearby, two young women in gold shirts talked over a stack of books. One title: Elite Management Training. Down the block, a gleaming red Ferrari rolled by and a transvestite teetered on heels. Osama bin Laden had just been killed...

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