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Friday, September 23, 2005

Middle East Democracy:
   Saudis are running scared; let's blame GW!

The Washington Monthly reports that the New York Times reports (now, there is a pair of unbiased rag sheets) that the Saudi Foreign Minister is "so concerned that ... Iraq was hurtling toward disintegration ... (and) he was carrying this message (of doom) "to everyone who will listen" in the Bush administration."

Neither NYT reporter David E. Sanger nor WM reporter Kevin Drum seem to understand that what scares the Saudis is not the disintegration of Iraq, but rather the establishment of a democratic Arab sovereignty at their doorstep.

Of course, the commentary of WM readers lays the blame square on GW.


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