We, as a nation, can no longer espouse any other position as fair but to advocate for the separation of Church and State in “all” the Middle East—including and especially in Israel and Palestine. Condemning Arab states as backward while ignoring Israel’s own demand for the continuance of a de facto theocratic kingdom based on discrimination is high hypocrisy. And the world can no longer afford this outdated baggage and demeanor.
WASHINGTON - Just 15 months after being forced to resign as president of the World Bank over a conflict of interest regarding his professional and personal relationship with his girlfriend, former deputy defense secretary Paul Wolfowitz may be involved in another, far more geostrategic conflict of interest.
"This crisis is a crisis of deregulation. Deregulated market fundamentalism creates crises. This is a crisis of financialization. An ever-larger part of the economy has switched to financial speculation or gambling. Greed is systemic. Acting on the basest instincts does not bring the common good."