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Tim Locke

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Submitted by Kerry (United States), Oct 2, 2011 at 09:53

Actually, I have never read Said, but have read numerous critiques regarding his bias and continual use of the victim card until his death.

We did back Mubarak, and numerous other bad guys to protect our interests. This is the reason we overthrew the duly elected leader of Iran and installed the Shah during the 50's, Operation Ajax if memory serves.

So What. Iran supports Hizbollah and Hamas. Syria has propped up Hizbollah for years. I can't think of one state except the newer ones that haven't propped up bad guys to protect their interests. Look at how the Bashir is protected by most Muslim tyrants. then there is Zimbabwe's Mugabe who criticizes the U.S. much as your do, while murdering or torturing his people and destroying its economy.

Get Real Tim, the U.S. is not the only bad dude, there are many more far more brutal. Quit backing the savages with a medieval mind-set

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