U.S. Hatred Among the Arabs

(Boston Globe) Jeff Jacoby - Arab regimes have been inciting hatred toward Americans for years, and few have done so more consistently than Mubarak's Egypt. Al-Ahram, a newspaper controlled by the Egyptian government, claimed that U.S. pilots flying over Afghanistan were dropping "genetically treated" food into areas booby-trapped with land mines, in the hope not only of making Afghans sick but of crippling or killing those who attempt to gather the food. Al-Akhbar, another regime-sponsored daily, declared: "The Statue of Liberty...must be destroyed because of the idiotic American policy that goes from disgrace to disgrace." Examples of anger engendered by the Iraq war? Hardly. Those statements were published in 2001.

2004-04-26 00:00:00

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