Tuesday, November 11, 2003

More on Bush's speech

The Times of India is not impressed. This editorial rehashes all the complaints of yesterday, some of which,no doubt, are valid historical points, but are hardly relevant today. Bush himself commented that "sixty years of Western nations excusing and accommodating the lack of freedom in the Middle East did nothing to make us safe".

Whether he intended to include Pakistan in that list or not is unclear, but he mentioned Egypt and undoubtedly was including Saudi Arabia along with Iran & Syria. "Allies" and "enemies" alike.