Sunday, March 13, 2005

Tom Freidman on Economics and the Middle East

The New York Times > Opinion > Op-Ed Columnist: New Signs on the Arab Street: "That is why, beyond Iraq, America's priorities should be to sign a free-trade agreement with Egypt - which would help foster an export-oriented private sector there just when President Mubarak has signaled an end to 50 years of military rule - and get Syria out of Lebanon, which would free the dynamic private sector that already exists there, but has been stifled by Syria. Free Lebanon and free Egypt's economy and they will change the rest of the Middle East for us - for free. "

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