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Monday, January 31, 2011

Ross Douthat: The Devil We Know

Mubarak is the devil we know, says Ross Douthat, and he continues, it’s quite possible that if Mubarak had not ruled Egypt as a dictator for the last 30 years, the World Trade Center would still be standing; this is true even though Mubarak’s regime has been a steadfast U.S. ally, a partner in our counterterrorism efforts and a foe of Islamic radicalism; or, more aptly, it’s true because his regime has been all of these things.

(Well, if you ask me, Mr. Douthat has a point, only this in Romanian would rather be called derisively gandire cu intentie, intentional thinking: on the other hand the whole approach for so many years has been to operate in the Mid East equation with regimes like Mubarak's, just for our sake; it was convenient while totally unfair and immoral; and more than that it was stupid myopia; the equation will now change).

Read the whole article of Ross Douthat in today's NY Times:

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