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(From The Nation (Kenya) - AAGM)
Byline: Salim Lone
I HAVE LOTS OF CRITICS. One is a close Kenyan friend whose judgment I respect greatly. He was one of those who felt I was too critical of US policy in the Middle East.
When the US midterm election resulted in an anti-Bush landslide, he called to say he had been wrong. "You have been vindicated by the Americans themselves," he said. I wish events would prove me right more often!
My articles criticising US attacks on Somalia to topple the Islamic Courts Union and on the advanced US plans to attack Iran also received a lot of criticism, although as usual, many more agreed than disagreed with …