Thursday, April 24, 2008

Views of America

From the Middle East:

So financial aid and the spread of democracy poll much lower than political issues [Bad Phrasing - domestic polls lower than international] the Palestinian issue, America out of Iraq, America off the Arabian peninsula entirely and the end of American aid to Israel.

That's an intense politicisation; Arabs aren't innately less interested in financial well-being and political emancipation than other peoples. Egypt has Kefaya and Ayman Nour, yet 86.5% of Egyptians polled prioritised these political concerns.

People of good will from all sides have a great deal of mutual incomprehension between them. The important thing is not to confuse that with dislike.

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