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Sunday, June 6, 2004

We don't wish to alarm you, but...

Here's a headline worth sustained reflection, from today's Globe:

Rumsfeld fears U.S. losing war against Islamic extremism

And the Secretary of Defense goes on to say:

"We do not have a coherent approach to this," he said at an international security conference.

Get these people out of office.

Copyright © 2004 by Philocrites | Posted 6 June 2004 at 9:21 AM

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Carrie in Limbo:

June 6, 2004 11:50 AM | Permalink for this comment

Good lord, Democrats have been talking about this for years. The problem is not the attacks, the problem is...well, huge. It's poverty, it's poor or no education, it's rancid living conditions, it's western (particularly American) arrogance and disgusting wealth, it's moralistic crusading disguised as "nation building"- I mean "democracy spreading."
We lost the war on terror before it began in earnest, Rummy. Thinking that the best way to cope with extremism is to go all X-Games, XXXXtreme war on their asses, is a pathetic second grade approach to international relations.
I only wish I really believed John Kerry had a significantly MORE "coherent approach to this."


June 8, 2004 10:24 AM | Permalink for this comment

So what's an impressive, say, third grade way to cope with extremism? Share the disgusting wealth? Take over Muslim schools & inculcate the students with a more reasonable picture of the West? Go in with a mop & give the rancidness a good scrubbing? Bin Laden et al., of course, are simply impoverished freedom fighters in the proud tradition of William Wallace who simply don't have the means to fix up Muslim schools, get an adequate water system going for the Palestinians, etc. etc. etc.--what with the cost of murder these days they can barely squeeze by. It *would* be nice to see some really intelligent solutions to the extremist menace posited by the Left, rather than just hang-wringing, sneers, & self-righteous chiding.

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