Thursday, August 17, 2006  

What war has wrought...

The Lebanon war may mark a watershed point in the way American foreign policy in the region is perceived by Arab moderates, the constituency the Bush administration supposedly wants to woo. While armchair strategists debate the “real reasons”—is Iran manipulating Hezbollah? Is Bush behind Olmert? etc. —behind this meaningless and unnecessary war, from the perspective of Arab moderates several conclusions present themselves.

Issandr El Amrani of The Arabist has a very thoughtful op-ed on Tom Paine today. Click here to see what this Moroccan-American journalist based in Cairo has to say.

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