MYOPIC US MIDEAST POLICY IS TURNING EGYPT INTO A BLOODBATH
“Yer see, that Joe – he’s a winner,” I heard an American corporate say once in a Chicago lift, “I ain’t so sure about Pete”.
“But Pete’s popular, the staff like him,” countered his companion, “he’s a nice honest guy”.
“Nice honest guys come last,” said the first man.
“Looks like it’s Joe then,” said the second bloke.
Contrary to popular European belief, this is not how most real Americans think. I realise we could argue up hill and down dale about how many ‘real’ Americans there actually are, but I’ve met plenty of them. And they do have better manners than us, by the way. Lest we forget, 48.5% of Americans, on average, vote Democrat. But as my chum Butch asks, “What do you call a Democrat with four million…
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