April 2, 2011

JIM TREACHER: The President of the United States bombs a Muslim country, and some nobody in Florida burns a Koran. Guess which one’s to blame for rioting in Afghanistan?

UPDATE: Prof. Stephen Clark writes:

RE: Treacher’s comment on the Koran burning

It shouldn’t go unnoted that Obama’s military intervention, when juxtaposed with the Afghan riot, nukes the old canard that US military interventions in Arab countries run the risk of provoking the Arab street – not that this ever had much contact with reality, still it existed. With the governors on the Arab street now weakened or entirely off, you’d expect the grand explosion, long prophesied, to have taken place by now.

Good point.

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