Monday, January 31, 2011

Tear down this wall? Oh, no: Reform this wall, Mr. Mubarak

The hypocrisy of the US policies has been apparent to all Arabs for decades: only Americans are now getting to feel it.  Back in the 1980s, Ronald Reagan (was there ever a more stupid president ever in US history?  In fact, his son Ron. Jr in his new book states what I had suspected all along: that Reagan lost it much during the presidency--lost it literally and figuratively) summarized US policies towards communist regimes by that sentence: Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall.  Bush/Obama summarize US policies toward the Middle East with the new slogan: Mr. Mubarak: reform this wall.