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Time for an American Awakening

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Submitted by Benjamin Medved (United States), May 5, 2011 at 00:42

I hope the decision makers in Washington listen to Dr. Pipes' brilliant analysis. From my perspective as an educator in the SF Bay Area, it seems that many question the preposterous supposition that the Pakistanis were unaware of Bin Laden's presence. This would have made Maxwell Smart (Don Adams, Get Smart) blush from an absurd scenario even he couldn't conscience. There is no question that we should be parsimonious in giving aid when not deserved based on lack of cooperation, less so when it is.

Since 2/3 of educated Pakistanis believe that the Mosad/CIA are the true culprits in 9/11, their leadership could be conditioned to a high level of gullibility in their audience. Most Americans are considerably less credulous, with the notable exception of the "Birthers," so some skepticism is in order.

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