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Bush and the Middle East

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Submitted by Elisha Galon (Israel), Oct 25, 2004 at 03:17

President Bush has changed Mid-East policy only as it suits his interests and those of his oil-patch buddies. You quote him saying "Sixty years of Western nations' excusing and accommodating the lack of freedom in the Middle East did nothing to make us safe." But this same lack of freedom and surfeit of corruption is nowhere more prevalent than in Bush's great friend Saudi Arabia. Suffice to note where most of the 9/11 terrorists came from and how much the "democratic" government of Saudi Arabia has contributed to the spread of fundamentalist Wahabi Islam, including most of the mosques in the US.
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