To: Bob J
Well, Bob, if, by his actions and contacts, he facilitates Moslem atrocities against US citizens by placing fanatic Moslem jihadists in/near the US government, he is.
Sorry -- that is the way I see it.
I grew up believing, and still believe, that if you sleep with dogs, you will get fleas. IOW, we are known by the company we keep.
Radical Islamacists have no place in the White House or any other government building, IMHO, except, perhaps, Guantanamo or some other Federal lockup.
posted on 12/09/2003 7:28:42 PM PST
We cannot win the war on terrorism without the help of the moderate Muslim community. I applaud Norquist's efforts attempts to bring what he thought to be moderate elements
into a dialogue with Bush. The fact that a few of them have not turned out to be what people thought they were is unfortunate, but then again, no one knew the extent to which the Saudi's had placed operatives in US Muslim organizations.
There appears to have been no security losses over these incidents. As Nick Danger pointed out, they instead directed a spotlight on them and the government has been able to ferret out and prosecute them. Kicking Norquist to the curb over it is unfair and unproductive.
There are those who believe that no Muslim can be trusted and that our only solution is to kill them all and let God sort them out. This viewpoint is shortsighted and will only result in failure, not to mention the acrid genocidal aroma. I've seen this same attitude expressed on other other threads that are race based, immigration for instance.
Allowing these attitudes to fester will result in the marginalization of Free Republic and a failure in achieving it's goals.
posted on 12/10/2003 8:15:12 AM PST
by Bob J
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