American Views of the Middle East

Thursday, December 08, 2005
In his Middle East Journal, Michael Totten has an interesting essay featured on American views of Arabs and how these views affect the way we deal with the people of the Middle East.

I think that democracy is not static and that in fact it can represent the people of different cultures and societies.

India and Japan are examples of this.

I think the Middle East with its various ethnic groups can govern itself if given the tools and the oppurtunity.

Corruption may well be their greatest challenge, not religion.


Syl said...

Yep. I think so too, Terrye. Corruption is a problem for the nations of Africa too.

And, hey, look at the U.N. LOL

Doug said...

Mostly OT,
Another America Hating Nobel Winner.

Accusing the United States of torturing terrorist suspects in Guantánamo Bay and Abu Ghraib, Mr. Pinter called the invasion of Iraq - for which he said Britain was also responsible - "a bandit act, an act of blatant state terrorism, demonstrating absolute contempt for the concept of international law." He called for Prime Minister Tony Blair to be tried before an international criminal court.

Mr. Pinter said it was the duty of the writer to hold an image up to scrutiny, and the duty of citizens "to define the real truth of our lives and our societies."

"If such a determination is not embodied in our political vision, we have no hope of restoring what is so nearly lost to us - the dignity of man," he said.