February 5, 2014

Mideast Wars Show Both Sides of America

Rami Khouri, The Daily Star

The Associated Press

Every once in a while, in the extraordinary land of the United States where I am spending a few months teaching at university, developments align to simultaneously reveal the enduring wisdom and the profound idiocy in the society.

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TAGGED: United States, Middle East


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