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A Glimmer of Hope

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Submitted by Rebecca Moulds (United States), Dec 24, 2009 at 08:31

Even the Egyptians polled can see the possibility of an American or Israeli strike against Iran, albeit a small but not insignificant percent. Perhaps they view Israel and America as the lesser of three evils? Popular Egyptian opinion is usually anti-Israel in nature, even anti-American. A few days after 9/11/2001, CBS did interviews with several Egyptians from the streets in Cairo; most of them said that the US "deserved" the attack. In light of these recent Pechter Middle East Polls concerning Iran, have they changed their tune? Probably not; but they do know which side of their bread is buttered, and discretion being the better part of valor, would rather side with the US and Israel over the despotic regime in Iran. However, only time will tell.

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