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Surprised by pro-Bush sentiments in Damascus

Tyler Golson is an American (Liberal, Democrat) teaching English in Damascus. He was surprised by the pro-Bush sentiment he found there. "Since I began teaching in Damascus six months ago, I have been continually surprised to find support and even admiration for Bush in that city, mixed in with the usual polemics about American imperialism. The presumed wildfire of anti-American and anti-Bush sentiment that has consumed much of Europe and Asia has apparently skipped over parts of the Arab world, where people often have more in common with Middle America than they do with the Middle East."
(via Arts & Letters Daily)

Inn the meantime, Bill Kristol explains that we have a Syria problem that we probably could have avoided.

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