re: #552 OhCrapIHaveACrushOnSarahPalin
You’re reading things into my words that are not there. I want the Arab nations to produce more than just oil and I’m fine with the US investing in those nations and providing development aid. I want to help them, I’m not some South African asshole who wants to keep them in perpetual poverty. However, while I want to help the people there, I’m afraid I must say that I do not fully trust them. Back when Sicilians were immigrating to Chicago in large numbers, there were no large demonstrations in Sicily calling for attacks on America. The hate-America virus is strong in the Middle East, and that drives my concern more than anything.