Friday, March 09, 2007

Frum & Perle: Sixteen

AETE pps 53-4. Since their object is the demonisation of Arabs, any argument will suit them, even ordinarily liberal ones that the authors would and do deplore when aimed at Americans:

[After the first oil embargo] money flooded into the oil-producing states, although oil revenues were hardly shared equitably. [...] But the hopes of the 1970s soon proved illusory. The petropowers had not gained power, only wealth, and unearned wealth at that. [My Emphasis.]