I put Middle Earth Journal in hiatus in May of 2008 and moved to Newshoggers.
I temporarily reopened Middle Earth Journal when Newshoggers shut it's doors but I was invited to Participate at The Moderate Voice so Middle Earth Journal is once again in hiatus.

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

More on Richard Cohen

My first reaction to Richard Cohen's lame attempt to try to praise Bush was Richard Cohen is an Idiot. My friend Jazz left the following in the comments section of that post:
But I will give him credit for one thing... while I still see no reason to praise Bush for what is clearly a financially motivated move, Cohen makes the following point:
Whatever their concerns may be, whatever their fears, they would not have had them, expressed them or seen them in print had the middle name of the United Arab Emirates been something else. After all, no one goes nuts over Germany, the country where some of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists lived and attended school.
It's true. This situation does cast in stark relief the massive amount of anti-Arab sentiment which has grown to a boil in this country since we began the holy war. And no, you don't see the same reactions about Germany.
There is of course some truth to this but it is so very wrong to credit Bush with being above it since it's the rhetoric of the Bush administration that has been in large part responsible for the anti-Arab sentiment. He had to fire up the prejudicial juices in order to get support for his failed war for oil in Iraq. See 'Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.'

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