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    • Phillipe T. Lucre
    • 20.12.07 | 22:03 (IST)

    Can someone please tell me why a career in medicine in part of the past of so many disordered leaders and terrorists in the Arab world? Rantisi. Assad the Younger. Habash. The Al-Qaida #2 Zahawiri (Egyptian - close enough). And it's not tied to religion, exactly - you'd think they'd all be insane Sheikhs like Yassin, but they're not - they're often-Western-educated men. Does this happen in other cultures? Israelis don't don't seem to favour doctors to lead them, do they? Are Africa's demagogues trained in medicine? Thanks for any thoughtful response.

    from the article: Bush: My patience with Syria's Assad 'ran out a long time ago'
    First published 00:00 20.12.07 | Last updated 00:00 20.12.07
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