Even if they kill five or ten of them, twenty will take their place. There comes a time when our very presence in these backward Muslim countries needs to be questioned. The reality is that the oil exporters either sell their oil to anyone with hard currency or they will wither and die. Time to acknowledge the hard truth that Western culture is incompatible with Islam. There are simply not enough rational secularists in these countries to make interactions worthwhile.
“Even if they kill five or ten of them, twenty will take their place.”
Tell that to our heroes in the Pacific [WWII] when kamakazis kept coming. Now those were top notch fanatics.
As for Islam, tell it to Constantinople when an entire Islamo-wacko army got itself killed trying to attack them. It took several more centuries, and the outstanding leadership of the Ottomans, to finish a long-weakened city.
“There comes a time when our very presence in these backward Muslim countries needs to be questioned.”
That’s a point. We need more spec-ops, more spies, and fewer gum-flappers out there. But we are talking about Obama. He could care less about conservative opinions.
“There are simply not enough rational secularists in these countries to make interactions worthwhile.”
We certainly shouldn’t be propping up the Muslim Brotherhood. Well, guess it’s time to build a mosque near Ground Zero. See you later.
"...who, being themselves but fallible and uninspired men, have assumed dominion over the faith of others, setting up their own opinions and modes of thinking as the only true and infallible, and as such endeavoring to impose them on others, hath established and maintained false religions over the greatest part of the world, and through all time;...that it is time enough for the rightful purposes of civil government, for its officers to interfere when principles break out into overt acts against peace and good order; and finally, that truth is great and will prevail if left to herself, that she is the proper and sufficient antagonist to error, and has nothing to fear from the conflict, unless by human interposition disarmed of her natural weapons, free argument and debate, errors ceasing to be dangerous when it is permitted freely to contradict them. ""I HAVE SWORN UPON THE ALTAR OF GOD ETERNAL HOSTILITY TO EVERY FORM OF TYRANNY OVER THE MIND OF MAN"--The Virginia Act For Establishing Religious Freedom
--Thomas Jefferson, 1786