October 10, 2012

In the Mideast, It's Not Just About Us

Thomas Friedman, New York Times

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The worst message we can send right now to Middle Easterners is that their future is all bound up in what we do. It is not. The Arab-Muslim world has rarely been more complicated and more in need of radical new approaches by us - and them.

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