For Arab Americans, the big election news of the past week didn't come out of just Wisconsin or Egypt. Congressman Bill Pascrell's stunning victory over Congressman Steve Rothman in northern New Jersey's 9th District showed Arab Americans coming of age.
Rothman's decision to put merit before political consideration showed character and integrity and I salute it. It also demonstrated a willingness to populate our officer corps with deserving men and women, whatever the political consequences.
The backdrop of the United States as the host nation for the United Nations will provide a strong and clear contrast to the brutish, tyrannical, and deranged President of Iran for the entire world to see.