Arabs want Bush to lose
Is it not a no-brainer, then, for us to want him to win?
from Michael Freund's Opinion in the Jerusalem Post:
- Cairo University's Prof. Hassan Nafaa in the Egyptian Al-Ahram Weekly (August 12-18 issue): Bush is a "wild eyed zealot" and an "evil fanatic" whose "departure from the Oval Office will mark the beginning of the decline of the forces of extremism and the rise of the forces of moderation."
- August 4 editorial in the Syria Times: urged Arab-Americans not to make "the very mistake they made in the past when they gave their votes to Bush the Junior" in the 2000 presidential election. . . . a vote for Kerry this time would prove to be "a wise one."
- July 27, the Palestinian Authority daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadeeda, ran a political cartoon depicting an American soldier bleeding to death in Iraq, his final words being, "Don't Vote Bush."
- June 17 article in the English-language Tehran Times entitled "Pity the Next US President" compared Bush and his neo-conservative advisers to "neo-Nazis" who have created a "stinking heap of a mess" throughout the world. "Kerry," the paper asserts, "is exactly what the US needs right now."
". . . an astonishing 75 percent of US Jews back [Kerry]. . . "