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Coitus-Interruptus in Syria-Democracy in Iran

(0) Comments | Posted May 27, 2005 | 1:42 PM

The UN has announced that the Syrian withdrawal from Lebanon is complete. Kofi Annan at the UN seemed uncharacteristically effervescent. With the media spotlight on his son and Iraqi oil profitshe needed some good news in his life. Too bad that wasn’t it.

The facts are that a Syrian army...

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Iraq: A View Worth Considering

(0) Comments | Posted May 26, 2005 | 6:04 PM

Natan Sharansky came by my office for lunch last week. As a reader of Arianna's blog you may not like what he had to say about the invasion of Iraq by President Bush, and its effect on the totalitarian and authoritarian governments of the mideast, but you should know it...

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Money Talks

(0) Comments | Posted May 14, 2005 | 11:45 AM

An occasional peak at the amount of money the Saudi’s spend to maintain themselves can boggle the mind. An example is the recent trip by Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah to meet with President Bush (and walk hand in hand through the tumbleweeds) for a day at the Bush ranch in...

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