Tuesday, October 21, 2003

Who knew?

According to Paul Krugman, it's Bush's fault that the Prime Minister of Malaysia had his anti-semitic hissy fit the other day.
"Now Mr. Mahathir thinks that to cover his domestic flank, he must insert hateful words into a speech mainly about Muslim reform. That tells you, more accurately than any poll, just how strong the rising tide of anti-Americanism and anti-Semitism among Muslims in Southeast Asia has become. Thanks to its war in Iraq and its unconditional support for Ariel Sharon, Washington has squandered post-9/11 sympathy and brought relations with the Muslim world to a new low.
Amazing. It never occured to me. If we just had Bill Clinton (or anyone other than the religious zealot Bush) in the White House, there wouldn't be rising anti-semitism in the Muslim world. So simple.

I wonder ... At what point does anyone else in the world bear responsibility for their actions other than the US (actually, just Bush) and Israel?

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