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Wednesday, July 19 2006

Second-Hand Smoke

DobbsCNN’s Lou Dobbs seems to be a victim of Richard Cohen’s second-hand smoke. According to Dobbs:

We Americans like to think we're a pretty smart people, even when evidence to the contrary is overwhelming. And nowhere is that evidence more overwhelming than in the Middle East. History in the Middle East is everything, and we Americans seem to learn nothing from it.

President Harry Truman took about 20 minutes to recognize the state of Israel when it declared independence in 1948. Since then, more than 58 years of war, terrorism and blood-letting have led to the events of the past week.



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The one and only thing I agree with Lou Dobbs on is his stand on illegal Mexican immegrants. He should make comments on that ONLY, but alas, I don't run cnn, if I did it would be successful.

I'm not sure of why this article was posted. It seems to be a relatively even-handed article to me. We in the US, both the people and the government, tend to talk out both sides of our mouths. He is bringing up a bunch of cases where this is true. The one piece which he should have had further clarification on was in discussing the amount of aid to each country. There are reasons why there is disparity in the US gift-giving in the Middle East. Other than that, is there something that I'm missing?

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