"In the Arab world when you say 'torture of prisoners,' they expect it, Mouafac Harb of Alhurra is telling E.D. Hill of Fox & Friends. Harb interviewed the President yesterday in one of two much-discussed presentations aired in Iraq and much of the Arab world (rough transcription):
Fox & Friends' Steve Doucy worries that because GW is so reviled in much of the Arab world, there is nothing he can do to improve things. Replies Harb, former news director for Radio Sawa and a very smooth, soothing personality:
There's another key word that I think has resonated: justice. They will be waiting to see the end results. All we're asking for now is to defuse the tension.
The interviews are playing better over there than here . . . The real heroes are those soldiers who blew the whistle . . .The interviews (on American-based Alhurra and Dubai-based Al-Arabiya) are steps in the right direction. It takes time. Al-Arabiya's was later translated, but I think it was aired in English the first time because they wanted to be the first. We [Alhurra] translated it simultaneously into Arabic.