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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Late Night Follies: Former Foreign Minister and Arab League SG Calls Iran an Arab Country

They're still going ... and going ... and going. The Egyptian Presidential debate has been going for some four hours and it's pushing 2 am in Cairo. (Originally I wrote 3 but apparently they aren't on Summer Time and we are.) That may explain why Amr Moussa, former Foreign Minister and longtime Secretary General of the Arab League, just said that he opposes attacking Iran, as a fellow Arab country.

Does this mean we can end the "Persian Gulf/Arab Gulf" discussion? Actually, after such a long night on live television, I'm amazed either man is still standing. More tomorrow (assuming the debate has actually ended by then).

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