More of same . . . West in Egypt . . . Irish EU jobs
Published 01/02/2011 | 05:00
It was interesting to read that Micheal Martin has appointed PJ Mara, architect of Charlie Haughey and Bertie Ahern's election campaigns, as a part of his team. So much for the new style of politics in Fianna Fáil.
- In his 2009 Cairo speech, US President Barack Obama acknowledged that tensions between the Western and Muslim worlds had "been fed by colonialism that denied rights and opportunities to many Muslims, and a Cold War in which Muslim-majority countries were too often treated as proxies without regard to their own aspirations".
He failed to mention that, long after the fall of the Berlin Wall, many of these countries were still being treated as proxies with their leaders -- including Hosni Mubarak -- propped up by the West.