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Where’s The Arab Street?


That incitement story below got me to thinking: what the heck ever happened to the Arab street? It was supposed to blow up with the second Iraq war. Of course, that is what was said of the the first Iraq war too, but this was supposed to be worse, because so few Arab governments were publically on board. But nothing from the Arab street. We’ve been occupying Iraq and have even been forced to bomb mosques in Iraq–and still nothing from the Arab street. In fact, if you measure from recent events in Gaza and the West Bank, the climate in the Arab world has improved over what it was prior to the Iraq war. So will the prognosticators of an inflamed Arab street ever stop making their dire, cliched predictions? Doubt it…


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