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Submitted by the Grand Infidel of Kaffiristan (Australia), Apr 1, 2011 at 04:51

Michel Szala writes:

" Maybe this is a moment in time, where America can demonstrate to Arabs, that we do the right thing for the right reasons and not only talk the talk , but walk the walk too."

Yes, you could look at it like that - but why does America - or any other country for that matter - have to try to curry favour with arab cultures? Surely it should be the arabs trying to prove they are sick and tired of living the way they do - and should be demonstrating to America (and others) that they themselves are doing the right thing for the right reasons.

"..I believe - maybe I am too optimistic here - that no people enjoying the advantages of true democracy, will ever go ahead and replace it with yet another form of oppression"

I suppose living in Switzerland you can be forgiven for forgetting about the 25 non-elected EU judges, together with the 25 non-elected EU Commissioners !

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