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You have GOT to be kidding.

Reader comment on item: White House Nonchalance toward the Middle East
in response to reader comment: The failure to promote democracy and the western need for dictatorship (Stupidism Manifesto)

Submitted by Pat (United States), Mar 22, 2006 at 08:15

"Also 2 days ago, a parliamentary law in Algeria banned the preaching of Christianity make that punishable with up to 5 years in jail. Where are the planners of the new middle east!! why would not they pressure such governments ... this is hypocrisy in display."

I'm sorry Harrak, I just couldn't restrain myself. You're a fine one to talk about hypocrisy. You know full well that if the US ever puts pressure on the Algerian government to change this law, you'll be back here complaining that the US doesn't respect Algerian sovereignty and rule of law, yadda, yadda, yadda.

If we mind our own business, we're hypocrites.
If we try to make things better, we're still hypocrites.
If we work with established Muslim governments, we're supporting dictators.
If we put pressure on those same governments to respect human rights, we're arrogant imperialist bullies.

To you and all Muslims: make up your mind! You can't have it both ways.

Oh, and thanks for making me laugh! (You have no idea how precious that is.)
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