Monday, September 18

Fareed in Charge

photoCan someone please put Fareed Zakaria -- Daily Show favorite, Newsweek International editor, and author of the widely-read post-9/11 essay "Why Do They Hate Us?" -- in charge of U.S. foreign policy?
The world of Islam is extremely diverse. We should recognize and act on this diversity—between Shiites and Sunnis, Persians and Arabs, Asians and Middle Easterners—and most especially between moderates and radicals. But instead the White House is lumping Chechen separatists in Russia, Pakistani-backed militants in India, Shiite politicians in Iraq and Sunni jihadists in Egypt all together as one worldwide movement. This is, of course, exactly what Osama bin Laden has argued all along. But why is Bush making bin Laden's case?

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