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World Bank report on Kuwait’s schools 23, July 2009

Posted by thegulfblog.com in Kuwait.
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The World Bank has released a report highlighting significant concerns about the state of Kuwait’s education system. It suggests that the time when a diploma/certificate from a Kuwaiti school or college may not be accepted across the world may not be that far away. Find the report on this Kuwait blog.

Friedman’s quote 23, July 2009

Posted by thegulfblog.com in Random.
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In an otherwise interesting article, Friedman makes a truly absurd statement.

It is worrying because between the surges in Iraq and Afghanistan, we are grinding down our military. I don’t know how these people and their families put up with it. Never have so many asked so much of so few.

This last sentence is, obviously enough, taken from a Winston Churchill speech in 1940 about the Battle of Britain in World War Two. For Friedman to compare these two wars or even just the two battles in question is ridiculous, offensive and wholly wrong. I am sure that this hardly needs to be explained.