The War Against "The Ruler of the Planet"

(Ha'aretz) Zvi Barel - Judging by the extent of Arab rhetoric, the war on Iraq stands to go down as "the Mother of All Wars." In terms of regional significance, it even has the potential to surpass the resolution of the Palestinian problem. "We are at the threshold of a redrafting of the map of the Middle East," wrote political columnist Adli Sadeq in Al Quds al-Arabi. And just as the American administration pressures the Palestinian Authority to carry out reforms, including financial transparence, genuine and not sham elections, the United States also intends to apply this model, in the near future, to all its allies, especially Egypt and Saudi Arabia, whether it attacks Iraq or not.

2002-08-29 00:00:00

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