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Let Liberty Transform Palestinians, Too

Abstract : In September President Bush reasserted his commitment to the "road map" for Middle East peace, launched in 2003 to achieve a comprehensive Israeli-Palestinian agreement by 2005. He called on Palestinians to renounce terrorism, implicitly urged world leaders to cut ties to Yasser Arafat, and appealed to Israel to end "the daily humiliation" of Palestinians. He framed his remarks within an overall appeal for democracy in the Arab world, citing Iraq as a model of the "transformational power of liberty." In fact, for more than a year the US disastrously ignored Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani's pleas to set up elections. Real democracy is the willingness to accept results we may not like. US policy on a future Palestinian state is just as short-sighted.
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Submitted on : Saturday, November 13, 2004 - 9:44:33 PM
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Scott Atran. Let Liberty Transform Palestinians, Too. Christian Science Monitor, 2004. ⟨ijn_00000550⟩



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