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Americans still confused about the Middle East

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

(SNN New York) In a commentary today, Lou Dobbs called Americans stupid, a position that is difficult to argue with Dobbs.

Americans consider the Middle East a confusing place where everyone tries to kill each other. While this is true in many ways, it also has a bad side. It is not just everyday people going crazy and trying to kill each other, like in Firefly. It is about people finding religion and trying to kill each other, like in Texas.

Dobbs also points out what he sees as dissonance between the two dominant American positions. One, that Hezbollah should “stop doing this shit”. And Two, that Israel could be a little less aggressive in its self defense.

Israel is currently rolling tanks into Lebanon, and Hezbollah has fired a cruise missile. It’s all fun and games until the terrorists have cruise missiles. Perhaps both groups could stand to chill out a little, or perhaps quite a bit.

Dobbs then goes on to criticize the media for reporting on the loss of a few lives in Lebanon while thousands have already died this year in Iraq. He then goes on to say that Americans have no sense of proportion.

But perhaps it is Dobbs that has a perspective problem. Dobbs fails to mention the heat wave that is sweeping across the United States. People have even been asked to conserve their power usage. Some have complained about sweating. "I was out shopping, but I couldn't take it any more," said Jessica Blue, 54. "I'm sick of sweating."


Complaints:
Whenever I'm with him
Something inside
Starts to burning
And I'm filled with desire
Could it be the devil in me
Or is this the way love's supposed to be

It's like a heat wave
Burning in my heart
Can't keep from crying
It's tearing me apart

Whenever he calls my name
Soft, low, sweet and plain
I feel, yeah yeah
Well I feel that burning flame
Has high blood pressure got a hold on me
Or is this the way love's supposed to be

It's like a heat wave
Burning in my heart
Can't keep from crying
It's tearing me apart

Sometimes I stare into space
Tears all over my face
I can't explain it
Don't understand it
I hadn't ever felt like this before
Now that funny feeling has me amazed
I Don't know what to do
My head's in a haze

It's like a heat wave
Burning in my heart
Can't keep from crying
It's tearing me apart

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Yeah yeah oh oh (heat wave)
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oh (heat wave)

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Heat wave
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