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Silence can speak volumes

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Kevin Drum notes:

The State Department held a briefing today. Dave Clark, a reporter for Agence France Presse, asked acting assistant secretary Stuart Jones a pointed question about President Trump criticizing Iranian democracy while standing next to officials of Saudi Arabia—not exactly a beacon of democracy itself. “How do you characterize Saudi Arabia’s commitment to democracy?” he asked. Is democracy a barrier against extremism? Here’s the reply:

It’s worth noting that almost all the terrorists of 9/11 (15 of the 19) came from Saudi Arabia, not Iran.

Written by LeisureGuy

30 May 2017 at 4:09 pm

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