Tuesday, August 27, 2002

Tara Grubb on the Middle East and other rantings.
According to her, "The Middle East is gangrenous--an eating sore. Cut the limb before it gets to the heart. It's come close enough."
Aha! Cut it off, she says: What does that mean, exactly, cutting off a region of the world with 120+millions of people?

Do we ban all of them from coming to the US? Do we stop exporting to that region? Do we stop importing from that region? Do we try to convince our allies to stop importing and exporting to that region?

Or do we really cut them off? Like burn them off in a nuclear fire?

I mean, if it's a gangrenous sore, then, we've got to go out there and wipe them out, wipe it clean, right?

Well, I for one, don't think so. The Middle East is a beautiful place that got a bad rap over the years. When a child is misbehaving, you don't cut them off. You help them heal, you shelter them, encourage them, teach them.

And you never ever treat them like a disease.

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