April 16, 2004


Change of direction in the Mideast: US embrace of Sharon plan leaves Arab world reeling. (Jim Bencivenga, April 16, 2004, csmonitor.com)

Can anyone explain why that subhead shouldn't warm our hearts?

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 16, 2004 3:06 PM

Because our goal must be stability. Stability uber alles.

Posted by: David Cohen at April 16, 2004 4:24 PM

This will inflame the Arab street. All of those calm, reasonable Arabs who are so favorable to us now will become enraged at us, and storm into the streets with their GWB effigies and American flags to burn.

Posted by: Robert Duquette at April 16, 2004 5:36 PM

Orcs going on a rampage.

So what else is new?

Posted by: Ken at April 16, 2004 6:10 PM


24+ hours now, excuse me, more like 36+ hours, and the vaunted "Arab street" hasn't detonated yet.

Posted by: Joe at April 16, 2004 7:56 PM

36+ hours? Plus what, about two and a half years? Shoot, they barely awoke from their death trance when Yassin was killed, let alone the Taliban and Hussein being toppled. They're going to care about details of the borders of the Palestinian state?

Posted by: jsmith at April 16, 2004 10:41 PM

Help! Somebody who knows David Cohen, please let him know that Brent Scowcroft is posting comments using his name!

Posted by: Kirk Parker at April 17, 2004 1:00 AM
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