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" After 9/11, we did see Palestinian terrorism in the context of all terrorism. "
" A great nation like the United States has many and varied interests, and we need both to do business with tyrants and to engage constantly in multilateral diplomacy. "
" Al Qaeda's message that violence, terrorism and extremism are the only answer for Arabs seeking dignity and hope is being rejected each day in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Bahrain and throughout the Arab lands. "
" American power remains today what it was in the Second World War and the Cold War: the greatest force for freedom in the world. "
" America's relations with complex Middle Eastern states such as Egypt are often difficult. "
" America was not founded to improve health care or housing; it was founded for freedom. "
" An effective U.S. policy toward Sudan - one capable of changing the situation in the south and affecting the lives of its people - will require top-level attention and a great deal of energy. It should have three elements: aid, diplomacy, and financial disclosure. "
" A Palestinian state will never be created by terror. "
" Arab states continue to send the Palestinians gifts of extravagant rhetoric and countless Arab League resolutions - but not much cash. "
" As the Palestinian leadership never seems to pay any penalty for its words, America's seriousness about the peace process is in doubt. "
" At Camp David in 2000, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak offered the Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat 94 percent of the West Bank; ten years later, Ehud Olmert offered Abbas 93.6 percent with a one-to-one land swap. "
" At Guantanamo Bay, we could create a West Berlin, a free small city within the Communist nation that could trade freely with the U.S. and elect its own officials. "
" At the height of the Cold War, when Ronald Reagan was president, the Soviets and their allies and satellites did not shirk human rights debates with the West. They had their arguments ready. "
" At the United Nations, a lynch mob for Israel is always just a moment away. "
" Bahai Iranians are barred from holding government jobs, their children are excluded from the nation's university system, their marriages are not recognized and their cemeteries and holy places have been desecrated. It is government policy to incite hatred of Bahais in the official media. "
" Barack Obama's military triumphs will come neither in long wars nor even short ones, but in a series of raids. "
" Being an Arab leader has its rewards: the suite at the Waldorf-Astoria during the United Nations General Assembly, travel in your own plane, plenty of cash, even job security - whether kings, sheiks or presidents, with or without elections, most serve for life. "
" Both Bibi and Obama realize that they are going to have to face the problem of Iran together. "
" Can Israelis be wistful? It is not the characteristic we usually associate with them; more typically they are said to be tough, sweet, angry, thoughtful, demanding - not wistful. "
" Cheney's memoir is not about 9/11, or solely about Bush's administration, but about his entire life and political career. "
" China has concluded that trade trumps all. "
" Denmark has long been regarded as one of the world's most attractive nations, for citizens and tourists alike. My own visits there, years ago as a student, were delightful. "
" Does anyone believe that Kofi Annan scares Bashar Assad? "
" Dubai must crack down on rampant smuggling, and the U.A.E. federal government has significantly stepped up pressure. "
" During most of the Bush administration, human rights and democracy in Egypt were on the front burner. "
" During the election campaign of 2000, it was generally thought that then-governor Bush didn't know much about foreign policy or national security affairs, and that Colin Powell would lead on that front, while the president's main concern would be domestic. "
" Egypt needs law and order in Sinai to save the tourist industry in Sharm el-Sheik and prevent the area from becoming a base for terrorists that will target Egypt itself, as well as Jordan and Israel. "
" Elections matter, but how much they matter depends entirely on how free, open and fair they are. "
" Enlightened despots are mythical creatures; real despots seem more interested in stealing money or installing their sons after them. "
" Evangelicals too often fall short in their actual teachings about Judaism. "
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