Friday, January 30, 2015

Jon Stewart gets it right on OBL's death

Leave it to Jon Stewart to neatly sum up a critical meaning of Bin Laden's death.

Jon Stewart gets it right on OBL's death

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Leave it to Jon Stewart to neatly sum up a critical meaning of Bin Laden’s death: “The face of the Middle East for two long has been Bin Laden. Now the face is the young people” who made the revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt in the name of freedom and transparency, not Islam.

Trudy Rubin Inquirer Opinion Columnist
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Trudy Rubin’s Worldview column runs on Thursdays and Sundays. In 2009-2011 she has made four lengthy trips to Afghanistan and Pakistan. Over the past seven years, she visited Iraq eleven times, and also wrote from Iran, Israel, the West Bank, Gaza, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, China, and South Korea.

She is the author of Willful Blindness: the Bush Administration and Iraq, a book of her columns from 2002-2004. In 2001 she was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in commentary and in 2008 she was awarded the Edward Weintal prize for international reporting. In 2010 she won the Arthur Ross award for international commentary from the Academy of American Diplomacy.

Reach Trudy at trubin@phillynews.com.

Trudy Rubin Inquirer Opinion Columnist
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