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Wednesday, February 22, 2006

What I'm trying to say.

Kevin Drum:
I just want to make something super clear here. If jumping on the Dubai hysteria bandwagon merely hurt George Bush politically and prompted some additional interest in port security, I'd be all for it. What do I care if the DPW/P&O deal goes through? But the whole thing feeds on a mindless anti-Arab jingoism that's genuinely dangerous, and that's why I'm not joining the fun. As liberals, we're either serious about engaging with the Muslim world in a serious, non-hysterical way or we're not. Which is it?

1 comment:

tommy brennan said...

Yes my friend, there is too much hypocrisy about the wests relationship with Islam. We don't engage in serious dialogue with the extremists, the world will rue the day. It looks like Dubai has learned no lessons, he's the living proof of philosopher George Santana's very apt and prescient observation. "A fanatic is someone who redoubles his efforts long after he's lost sight of his aims." Iran here we come.