>The Washington Post is reporting that Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s plan to deploy an international force, possibly led by NATO, in Southern Lebanon, was greeted with skepticism by Lebanon’s Prime Minister Fouad Siniora, as well as Lebanon’s top elected Shiite official and other leaders.
The rejection of Secretary Rice’s proposal is no surprise when one understands how Rice and Bush are perceived in the Middle East.
Writing for the Payvand’s Iran News, Kam Zarrabi, an Iranian educated in the United States, called Condoleezza Rice “the academic White House mascot.” Zarrabi also writes about President Bush’s “trademark crooked smile” and his “sophomoric views.” Zarrabi also uses the books of Deuteronomy, Joshua, and Esther to criticize Israel and the United States.
Most Americans read about the war between Israel and Hezbollah from an American or an Israeli perspective. Kam Zarrabi has written two articles on the war from an Iranian perspective. Zarrabi’s views of the war do not present a flattering view of the United States and its allies. His views represent a perspective that is foreign to most Americans. For your own enlightenment, read Zarrabi’s articles by clicking here and here.
Professor of Old Testament
Northern Baptist Seminary