September 27, 2005, - 12:18 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
This week, Bush Administration official Karen Hughes is on what she calls a “listening tour” of the Middle East (really, Muslim Middle East, since Israel is not on the tour) to improve OUR image with THEM. (Remember Hillary Clinton’s pre-Senate run “listening tour” of upstate New York? She was equally obtuse to the sounds of disdain for her.)
This pandering to those who hate us, must end. This pathetic display won’t make them hate us any less, or fear us more (which should be a U.S. objective).
For the rest of us–unlike the deaf Hughes and her Bush Administration compatriots, who still have our hearing intact–we don’t need a “listening tour.” We’ve already had ours. Four years ago, we listened to this sound and heard it loud and clear . . . .
Then we listened to this from all over the Islamic world . . . .
No “listening tour” needed. We’ve heard enough!
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