There are plenty of people (and even personages) embarrassed by their associations with Syria's gruesome ruling couple. The Assads PR campaign was aided by the beauty and style of Asma, the dictator's wife. So Vogue's fawning profile — so close to the outbreak of the civil war — can be understood. But the Conde Nast magazine should not be able to rewrite history. I looked for this story the other day and most copies had been removed, presumably after pressure from Conde Nast lawyers. Here it is, evidence of glossy media's moral priorities. And here the article will stay.