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Truth to the Paper of Record

A rare occasion in which the Times publishes a letter that hits the nail on the head:

New York Times

April 12, 2007

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:

David Brooks reports that “moderate Arab reformers” have traced the problems in Iraq, Iran and other Middle East hot spots to a country roughly the size of Massachusetts that dominates the affairs of its Arab neighbors and operates a puppet government in Washington as well.

O.K., but what do the hard-liners think?

Michael Smith

Cynthiana, Ky.

Tom Gross — Tom Gross is a former Middle East correspondent for the London Sunday Telegraph and the New York Daily News.

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