The Middle East


Last night, I was going back through some old message board posts on The Jolt, and I found an old discussion that took place shortly after 9/11. I was saying that Americans shouldn't be all that surprised by the attack, considering our track record inthe Middle East. TheAndychrist, another frequent poster, replied with this

To ask the middle american constituency to accept the subtleties of middle eastern politics, the role america has played in the middle east, and the implications that our actions will have is like asking a neglected two year old from new jersey to compose a speech in latin; even if they were intellectually capable of such a feat, they still lack the background to achieve it.

Pretty good analogy.

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