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JOHN KERRY: THE ARAB HOPE?
NY Post ^ | March 28, 2004 | AMIR TAHERI

Posted on 03/27/2004 11:53:22 PM PST by FairOpinion

Edited on 05/26/2004 5:20:25 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

March 28, 2004 -- IF elected president, will John Kerry offer the Arabs a better deal? This is the question raised in the Arab media these days. Many different answers are given, but a consensus seems to be emerging that a Kerry presidency will lift what the Arab elite regards as its worst nightmare during the presidency of George W Bush.


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TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2004; amirtaheri; antiamericans4kerry; arabvote; arabworld; foreignleaders; kerry
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1 posted on 03/27/2004 11:53:23 PM PST by FairOpinion
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To: FairOpinion
Everyone seems to want Kerry to be President except the American people.
2 posted on 03/27/2004 11:54:56 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: FairOpinion
I think John Kerry will announce that he has made a pact that will end terrorism. The Kerry-Hitler... I mean Kerry-Saud Pact.
3 posted on 03/27/2004 11:56:43 PM PST by GeronL (Freep, Freep........ Freeping to the Oldies.)
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To: GeronL
Is there really any question? Yasser Arafat will have Kerry waiting at his feet with open tongue faster than Clinton could ever finish himself before a rose garden ceremony.
4 posted on 03/27/2004 11:58:53 PM PST by Steven W.
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To: Steven W.
I am surprised he hasn't announced such a pact. Maybe he needs to wait until after that foreign trip this summer.
5 posted on 03/28/2004 12:01:17 AM PST by GeronL (Freep, Freep........ Freeping to the Oldies.)
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To: FairOpinion
I didn't know there was an Al Jazeera newspaper
6 posted on 03/28/2004 12:01:57 AM PST by GeronL (gobble, gobble, gobble.)
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To: goldstategop

And when the Dems complained, the Editor's response was:

"In demanding the apology, Richmond County Democratic Party Chairman Lowell Greenbaum said Friday, "Either you take the high road or you'll hear from us."

Editorial Page Editor Michael Ryan said he would "no sooner apologize for an opinion than we would ask Mr. Greenbaum to apologize for his. To me, this cartoon is merely saying that terrorists would rather have John Kerry to deal with than George W. Bush. And I think that's not only a legitimate opinion but one that is borne out by the facts."

'Chronicle' defends editorial cartoon

7 posted on 03/28/2004 12:05:39 AM PST by FairOpinion (Zell Miller (D):"Im on George Bushs side because hes on the side of the American people.")
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To: GeronL
bttt
8 posted on 03/28/2004 12:06:15 AM PST by Pikamax
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To: Pikamax
*sigh*

I just wish we would get to the part where Kerry announces he has won an agreement with the terrorists not to attack the US and says its "peace in our time".

9 posted on 03/28/2004 12:08:20 AM PST by GeronL (gobble, gobble, gobble.)
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To: FairOpinion
JOHN KERRY: THE ARAB HOPE?

We're on the road to Morocco...

-PJ

10 posted on 03/28/2004 12:10:41 AM PST by Political Junkie Too (It's not safe yet to vote Democrat.)
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To: Political Junkie Too
Actually Morocco has been an effective ally, just not mentioned often.

Kerry would be on the phone to Osama, asking his permission to go to the bathroom.
11 posted on 03/28/2004 12:17:43 AM PST by FairOpinion (Zell Miller (D):"Im on George Bushs side because hes on the side of the American people.")
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To: FairOpinion
Wow. Some write-up, especially for the NYT. Worth a bookmark so I'll have it as a reference.
12 posted on 03/28/2004 12:25:33 AM PST by squidly (I have always felt that a politician is to be judged by the animosity he excites among his opponents)
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To: squidly
Oh, it was NYP, not NYT. I should have known after reading it.
13 posted on 03/28/2004 12:26:12 AM PST by squidly (I have always felt that a politician is to be judged by the animosity he excites among his opponents)
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To: FairOpinion
JOHN KERRY: THE ARAB HOPE?

actually, THE TERRORIST HOPE
14 posted on 03/28/2004 12:31:00 AM PST by VOA
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To: squidly
It's not the NY Times. It's the NY Post.

The author, Amir Taheri is originally from Iran, has been writing a lot of excellent articles. He is pro-democracy in Iran.

Here is more about him and a list of his recent articles (with links)

http://www.benadorassociates.com/taheri.php
15 posted on 03/28/2004 12:33:22 AM PST by FairOpinion (Zell Miller (D):"Im on George Bushs side because hes on the side of the American people.")
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To: FairOpinion; Political Junkie Too
Actually Morocco has been an effective ally, just not mentioned often.

1. Captain Dale Dye (USMC, Ret.) has said that after his dealings with Moroccans
(back during the Reagan/Papa Bush years?), he formed the opinion that the Moroccans are
"the straight shooters" of the Arab/Muslim world. He said that are pretty
honest and straigthforward.
(Dye is the fellow who does lots of consulting work on movies with military angles.)

2. The current king of Morocco has recently drafted a new charter/constitution that
espouses Western values, but invokes well-chosen passages from the Koran to
support the constructs of the constitution (quite a feat in my book!).
Things are fairly progressive; Concerned Women For America had some members
join a tour and them were impressed with the construction of schools in
rough areas for education of girls/young women. Definitely miles ahead of
lots of other Arab/Muslim countries.
16 posted on 03/28/2004 12:37:49 AM PST by VOA
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To: FairOpinion
John Foreign Kerry! That's who!
17 posted on 03/28/2004 12:43:27 AM PST by cynwoody
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To: Steven W.
In foreign affairs, Kerry will be the same old same old.

He will continue the same status quo water treading that existed before Bush yanked the rug from under "foreign policy as usual".

A Kerry admin will appeal to Euro-Arab sensibilities, more talk, less action, more pressure on Israel to deal with murders in the PA etc..etc...

It's be 8 yrs of back slapping and UN hot air with nothing accomplished.

18 posted on 03/28/2004 12:58:11 AM PST by zarf (..where lieth those little things with the sort of raffia work base that has an attachment?)
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To: FairOpinion
The two "worked hard" to organize an exhibition in Boston to introduce "Saudi culture and civilization" to Americans.

Now there's an oxymoron.

19 posted on 03/28/2004 1:05:13 AM PST by highlander_UW ("Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do." Benjamin Franklin)
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To: FairOpinion; VOA
Wasn't there a report that the leader of the Madrid bombing was a Morrocan?

-PJ

20 posted on 03/28/2004 1:11:27 AM PST by Political Junkie Too (It's not safe yet to vote Democrat.)
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