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March 07, 2005

Quote of the Day

Mark Steyn's latest in the JWR contains this priceless zinger.

The lesson of these last weeks is that it turns out Washington's Zionists know the Arab people a lot better than Europe's Arabists.


Of course, his quip brings to the fore a thought that has percolating here in CAMERAland. While I hesitate to bandy about the 'R' word, lest I seem like a Ward Churchill type, it seems that the "European Arabists" and their ilk can be called racist. After all, they long argued that the souk could not handle Western style democracy and that the average Arab was quite content with an Islamic boot in his face forever. The Iraqi election and its offspring are proving those falsehoods to be self-evident.

I'd call their view of the 'Arab Street' "lazy and condescending," but Steyn has already used that phrase in his latest. I wish he'd stop reading my mind.

Posted by JW at March 7, 2005 12:23 PM