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Friday, January 12, 2007

A Stupid Question

Consider the following facts:
- Israeli prime minister, Ehud Olmert faces a corruption investigation.
- Ariel Sharon faced a corruption investigation.
- Chief of Staff, Dan Halutz, conceded serious errors in the Lebanon war.
- President Moshe Katsav may face charges of raping a former female employee.
- Haim Ramon, former justice minister, is contesting charges of sexual misconduct.
- Former Defence minister Yitzhak Mordechai, is the highest-ranking Israeli public official ever to be convicted of sexual assault.
- Even the police, responsible for collecting the evidence in these and other cases, are accused of bungling a number of investigations.
Basically, this is all about officials being made accountable for their incompetence, corruption or sexual miscondunt.
Now here comes my stupid question. Why dont we ever hear of Arab officials facing simillar charges?
The global watchdog "Transparency International" ranks us among the most corrupt countries in the world, but I have never heard of a high ranking Egyptian or Arab politician facing corruption charges. It doesn't add up.
As for sexual misconduct, politicians all around the world get accused of sexual misconduct (straight or otherwise), but never in the Arab world. Why? (another stupid question). Either they are angels, or they ar incapable of sexual misconduct. But that still doesn't explain why no Arab politicians ever get accused of incompetence.

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2 Comments:

  • most probably cause they are all on viagra and can hardly keep it up we rabena ya2bny yestourha 3alehoum

    By Blogger maf2ou3a, At 10:07 AM, January 13, 2007  

  • I believe that we should look at this matter and other matters of the same nature in th eoverall context of our social and cultural constraints and heritage. Our leaders,good bad or ugly are us they came from our villages and cities. How many of us "the People" are willing to expose our little or big secrets.
    We need to expose and dig deep in the roots of our contemporary Arab socities, see how we see ourselves. Our leaders are a mirror reflection of our socities. Inside each and every one of us there is a little dictator, a ? misconductor or even a maniac for that matter.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 11:48 AM, January 15, 2007  

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