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May 12, 2006

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Nas

"Keeping alive the Abu Aardvark tradition of fun if ultimately pointless graphical comparisons!"

lool like USA Today pie charts :-D

Anna in Cairo

If people in the West want to be paranoid about populist sentiment towards official US enemies, they want to start focusing on the populist power of Ahmedinajad.

Craig

If people in the West want to be paranoid

It's not paranoia when they really are trying to kill you :)

about populist sentiment towards official US enemies

Oh, "official" US enemies, is it? How much AMerican blood does somebody have to have on their hands, before you'd call thema REAL enemy of he US, and not just an "official" one, eh?

they want to start focusing on the populist power of Ahmedinajad.

That's the man in the spotlight, in case you ahven't noticed.


The Lounsbury

Well, I see a new clown has come to town.

But first for Bou Aardvark, bah, and double bah

If people in the West want to be paranoid

It's not paranoia when they really are trying to kill you :)

It's paranioa when it's exagerated and ill-informed.

See your blithering on.

about populist sentiment towards official US enemies

Oh, "official" US enemies, is it? How much AMerican blood does somebody have to have on their hands, before you'd call thema REAL enemy of he US, and not just an "official" one, eh?

Well, this would be called a 'Straw Man' - you may wish to look it up. What Anne is refering, of course, is a difference between what enemies designate of the State, and enemies in a wider sense.

Certainly al-Qaeda types are general enemies of the USA.

The Iranian state, that is rather less clear.

they want to start focusing on the populist power of Ahmedinajad.

That's the man in the spotlight, in case you ahven't noticed.

It may be too subtle, but you might wish to ponder the formation of American policy towards Iran and the rather au courant assumptions of seperating Iranian government from people.

Or perhaps you prefer blithering on senslessly online with little or no reflexion or knowledge.

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