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    • sandra chitayat.
    • 16.02.07 | 09:51 (IST)

    Rightly, Mr. Obama thought the war In Iraq is a "stupid" war that costs countless lives as all wars do. It is like a plague, a disease, that we intelligent thinking beings should have eradicated long ago. Now, Mr. Obama, who was lucky not to be involved in everything that preceded these developments, is serious, as a Christian who shares in the Judaic tradition, in trying to understand how to help Israel integrate its neighbors in its honest quest to improve their lot and bring them into the democratic ideal that all free countries share, at least that's the goal. To revolutionize the region. So Israel is blamed when Islam wants to appropriate the "revolution" on its own terms, all the while negating its existence and what it wants to achieve. At least, he is beginning to think long and hard, so that will help him mature in his career as a politician and the contribution he wants to make to public service. I wish him well.

    from the article: Sen. Obama: U.S. must support Israel's right to self defense
    First published 00:00 16.02.07 | Last updated 00:00 16.02.07
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