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How many in the media have expressed half as much outrage about the beheading of innocent people by terrorists in Iraq as they have about the captured terrorists held at Guantanamo not being treated as nicely as they think they should be?

Though most of the mainstream media still swoon over Barack Obama, a few critics are calling the things he advocates “naive.” But that assumes he is trying to solve the country’s problems. If he is trying to solve his own problem of getting elected, then he is telling the voters just what they want to hear. That is not naive but shrewd and cynical.

Thomas Sowell is a nationally syndicated columnist.