Monday, October 24, 2011

Get a Grip, Posties

The National Post's front page is agog at and in a tizzy over what it calls the "FRUITS OF THE ARAB SPRING." Said fruits include the election in Tunisia ('We'll show the world how we can build a real democracy'--a report by New York Times scribbler David D. Kirkpatrick) and the dawn of a new day in a Gaddafi-less Libya ('Raise your head high. You are a free Libyan').

Much as I hate to poop on the revelry, I think it behoves us to reserve judgement until we see exactly what sort of "fruits" the Arabs are cultivating. In Tunisia, for example, they seem to be of Islamist variety, while in Libya, ditto.

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