To: Doug Loss
I must have missed the failure of the US in Lebanon and Iraq. When did that happen? Seems to me both countries have recently had pretty fair elections and sent the extremists packing...
Really? I guess the fundamentalists from the United Iraqi Alliance (or whatever its name was) did not get a majority of the seats. I guess they did not put "No law shall contradict Islamic principles" in the constitution. (Imagine if the First Amendment said: "No law shall contradict Christian principles.") I guess a Hezbollah endorsement did not mean a sure-winner in Lebanon. Gotta love these Muslims, they love freedom and hate extremism.
posted on 09/04/2005 2:19:52 PM PDT
(To insist on strength is not war-mongering. It is peace-mongering.)
And how does any of that constitute failure on our part? They held fair elections and those parties won. They (the gov'ts) aren't fighting us or anyone else except their own internal extremists. The Lebanese have expelled the Syrians. Seems to me we're succeeding.
Just because you don't like who they elected doesn't mean the elections weren't free and fair.
posted on 09/04/2005 2:24:45 PM PDT
by Doug Loss
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