Sunday, January 10, 2010

My Top Questions for 2010

I think the reason why al Qaeda attacked us is the boldest lie I have ever heard. Every person I know fights against tyranny. He is on a quest for personal, financial, political, and national freedom. History is nothing but a look at man's quest for freedom. To say that they hate us for our freedom doesn't fit.

"...9/11 Commission Report tiptoed into a cautious discussion of possible motives behind the 9/11 attacks... “America’s policy choices have consequences. Right or wrong, it is simply a fact that American policy regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and American actions in Iraq are dominant staples of popular commentary across the Arab and Muslim world.” (p. 376)

They are over here because we are over there.
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But why it is so hard for Muslims to “get” that message? Why can’t they end their preoccupation with dodging U.S. missiles in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, and Gaza long enough to reflect on how we are only trying to save them from terrorists while simultaneously demonstrating our commitment to “justice and progress”?

Does a smart fellow like Obama expect us to believe that all we need to do is “communicate clearly to Muslims” that it is al Qaeda, not the U.S. and its allies, that brings “misery and death”? Does any informed person not know that the unprovoked U.S.-led invasion of Iraq killed hundreds of thousands of Iraqis and displaced 4.5 million from their homes? How is that for "misery and death"?

But why isn't there a frank discussion by America’s leaders and media about the real motivation of Muslim anger toward the United States? Why was Helen Thomas the only journalist to raise the touchy but central question of motive?

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