Are Members of Congress Misinformed about the Middle East?
By Adib F. Farha, Special to the Daily Star
The most important lesson is that Americans in general are ill-advised about the issues of the region. But if the tragic events of 9/11 had only one lesson for Americans, it has to be that they are not immune to events in other parts of the world. It is, therefore, in their own interest to be better-informed. Otherwise, they would continue to elect ignorant representatives who play a role in the decision-making process of the world’s sole superpower based on false facts. The cost to America of ill-advised decisions has also become abundantly clear after the recent events in Iraq.
The second lesson is that Arab and Muslim diplomacy is painfully ineffective. HTML