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Monday, January 30, 2006


El Baradei was talking about the root causes of extremism and the statement in BOLD is too much for Charles:

“Lots of that is taking place both on the hands of national governments, lack of good governance, suppression of human rights. Lots of that is coming also from the outside. And if you have that coming both ways, you see a lot of extremists,” ElBaradei said.

Of course, Charles doesn't remember someone else talking about outside forces having an undersirable effect in the Middle East:

"Sixty years of Western nations excusing and accommodating the lack of freedom in the Middle East did nothing to make us safe -- because in the long run, stability cannot be purchased at the expense of liberty."

BUSH, 11/6/03
President Bush Discusses Freedom in Iraq and Middle East
Remarks by the President at the 20th Anniversary
of the National Endowment for Democracy
United States Chamber of Commerce
Washington, D.C.
11:05 A.M. EST

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