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To: MattinNJ

Afghanistan is not about bin Laden.

It is about denying radical Islam a base; and, above all, denying it a huge victory—a victory which would be used by Islamists to proclaim that Allah is on their side—and from this, going on to renew attacks and wars all over the world.

Remember well that in Pakistan are nuclear weapons which are in proximity for radical Islamists to seize. And they will seize—and distribute—these WMD’s if they are not defeated in adjacent Afghanistan before turning full attention and strength on Pakistan.


8 posted on 09/23/2009 11:47:17 PM PDT by mtntop3
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To: mtntop3

“It is about denying radical Islam a base;”

Really? Explain the US support of Kosovo, then? That established a base for Al Qaeda in Europe. We aren’t denying radical Islam a base by supporting the Palestinians and Saudis either. You see, there is no “radical Islam” as somehow a separate thing apart from Islam. The entire religion is “radical”. Which is why it is a massive mistake to allow the constitution of Afghanistan to say what it does.


9 posted on 09/24/2009 8:07:41 AM PDT by Favor Center (Targets up! Hold hard and favor center!)
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To: mtntop3
Why are we worried about Pakistan and Iran having nukes? Russia will soon be a muslim nation and they will have access to what's left of the soviet arsenal.

The idea of retreating or leaving makes my blood boil. I could convincingly make the argument that this is merely a continuation of a 1300 year old war, that we are the first that are capable of finishing once and for all, and it is needed. Think overwhelming victory, deportation, containment in a limited geographical area, and no fly zones. (I can't go as far as genocide). The problem is we (the West, not conservatives) do not have the will to do what is required. It will prove our undoing.

10 posted on 09/24/2009 12:17:04 PM PDT by MattinNJ (Palin-I cannot spare this woman. She fights.)
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