Branching out from the lamented Waq al-Waq, this blog will focus on more than Yemen, though Yemen will of course be an obsession. This aims to move throughout the Middle East, with a healthy dose of American politics, as well as personal obsessions- science, literature and Chicago. Scattershot, but with a focus. The title comes from Orwell's notion that "saints should always be judged guilty until proven innocent." Hope you enjoy.