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Feel the Peace

Another Fool

Charles Krauthammer via LFG:

Every new president flatters himself that he, kinder and gentler, is beginning the world anew. Yet, when Barack Obama in his inaugural address reached out to Muslims by saying "to the Muslim world, we seek a new way forward, based on mutual interest and mutual respect," his formulation was needlessly defensive and apologetic.

Of course: America is to blame for the wretched anger of the Muslims. Therefore, the US ought to change her behavior -- a policy that Obama can easily follow with, likely, little short-term consequences.

In these most recent 20 years -- the alleged winter of our disrespect of the Islamic world -- America did not just respect Muslims, it bled for them. It engaged in five military campaigns, every one of which involved -- and resulted in -- the liberation of a Muslim people: Bosnia, Kosovo, Kuwait, Afghanistan and Iraq.

Under Obama, no more liberations. Change!


Mike T

I would be very happy to see an end to our habit of wasting blood and treasure on these people.


Isaac, you've got to be kidding me if you can't see how US interventionism causes as many problems as it solves, including for itself.

If you hate leftist views so much, at least listen to palaeocons like Andrew J. Bacevich on this one.

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