Sunday, July 23, 2006

And Bombs Are What That Attitude Gets You

This article about the leader of Hezbollah, the current and probably eternal target of Israel's military wrath, isn't very long or penetrating, but it does have one of the most interesting quotes I've ever read about the Arab world:
"Nasrallah is doing what Arab governments are unwilling or incapable of doing — fighting Israel. He is embarrassing them," said Vali Nasr, an expert on Shiites who lectures on national security affairs at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in Monterrey, Calif.

"Many people in the Middle East reward courage, not wisdom," said Nasr.
There you have it. I don't know about you, but it has the ring of truth to me, and beyond that I don't feel I have anything to add to the war discussion.


Blogger charvakan said...

Geez, what's the whole "cut and run" epithet about except an acknowledgment that US voters reward "courage" (more accurately, truculence) over wisdom? That was a good quote, but not exactly news.

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