GOP: Party of FEAR

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    Why are Gopers so scared? We get hit by terrorists one time, and we have to alter our whole way of life. Al Qaida didn't shut down our markets for days after the attack, we did. Al Qaida didn't shut down airtraffic in the entire US for days, we did. In the future we cannot respond the same way. Doing so legitimizes the methods of Terrorists, it gives powerless people the ability to hurt us by forcing us to do to ourselves what they cannot. Responding the way we did after 9-11 turns common criminals into heroes of the Islamic world. For they accomplished in one day, what the Muslim World has been able to accomplish because they are powerless people.

    Bush says the world has to be either with us or against us. I'm afraid its the other way around. The rest of the world has been living with terror for quite some time. We have been sheltered from it.

    Its time we join with the rest of the world to deal with this problem. One thing is for certain, and the 9-11 report confirmed this...We cannot win this war on our own and we cannot win it with bombs alone. We have to educate Muslims around the world. Right now, they send there kids to Wahabi schools that teach hatred of everyone else, because they have no alternative, they either go to Islamic hate school, or they go to no school at all. Gopers method of bombing our way to "victory" can have only one outcome...failure. It may satisfy the blood lust of the base desires of the Right Wing public, but it does not solve the problem. We have to engage the Muslim world with education. Sometimes we may need to use force, but not every problem is a nail and us the hammer.
     
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    Well for Gods sake--hop on a plane and teach them dudes something right!
     
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    posted by smirkinjesus
    Hmmm, how do you account for the enrollment in the Wahabi schools in Europe and the US? They do have a choice there....
     
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    Kathianne,

    Of course there are exteme elements in every society. There are right wingers running around the Mountains of Idaho training for Armageddon. The problem we face is a larger worldwide Islamic insurgency. The roots of hatred are not formed in isolation by only wahabi schools that sprang up out of the blue. Simply bombing the symptoms will not cure the disease.

    As far as the wahabi schools in the US and Europe, I think they should be and probably are watched very closely. Obviously you can't shut them down simply for preaching hatred of America, its government or its people. Just as we cannot shut down militias.


     
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    Thank you for the 'enlightenment', I'm sure I could not have considered this depth on my own! :tinfoil:

    As Dillo suggested, perhaps you should consider volunteering to go forth and enlighten those we mistakenly identify as out to kill us! :beer:
     
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    Two of the worst responses that we have had to 9/11 is not rebuilding the WTC and having to listen to decisive, partisan, blame the US drivel from people like you that feel we brought the attack on ourselves. In your lust for power your moral bankruptcy is on display for all to see. Why don't you move to Pakistan or Saudi Arabia and see if you can teach some sense to those poor children.
     
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    :hail: :clap1: He's definately had the cap fitted too tight! :tinfoil:
     
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    One time? Since when have we only been hit one time? Obviously someone wasnt paying attention during the Clinton administration.

    Fact is Bush's problem here is that he is doing such a great jobs people like this guy seem to think there is no threat anymore.
     
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    Maybe my cap was on too tight! Great post! :beer:
     
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    Who left the dog door open?

    Parts of this thread remind me of Daniel Pearl. He thought that all the terrorists wanted was to be heard. If he sat with them, had a civil conversation with them, and gave them an outlet it would make things all better. In the end, they cut off his head and left his body in the desert to rot.
     

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