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Islamists Bite the Ballot

Recent elections in Bahrain and Egypt reflect a growing tendency among Islamist groups to turn away from the disruptive and toward the democratic.
Despite last month's fraudulent parliamentary elections, the Obama administration appears to continue its support for the Mubarak dictatorship in the face of growing popular resistance.
Obama's approach toward the Muslim world may be diplomatic, but it remains the work of mobilized people across the United States to end Obama's war in Afghanistan and Pakistan, halt the occupation of Iraq immediately rather than years from now, stop U.S. military aid to Israel, and launch new negotiations with Iran not based on military threats.

Gasoline for the Fire

Like a gambling addict who has to keep betting more to cover his previous losses, the Bush administration's recently announced plan to provide some $65 billion worth of advanced weapons to Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Israel over the next 10 years represents a reckless, poorly considered attempt to mitigate the consequences of its ill considered invasion of Iraq.
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