Best Line From That Nutty Vogue Piece

By Jeffrey Goldberg

Goldblog reader Dody Gunawinata points out this gem from the Vogue profile of Mrs. Assad:

"Syria is known as the safest country in the Middle East, possibly because, as the State Department's Web site says, 'the Syrian government conducts intense physical and electronic surveillance of both Syrian citizens and foreign visitors.'"

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http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2011/02/best-line-from-that-nutty-vogue-piece/71806/