I wonder why so many people in D.C. both Republican and Democrat continue to
believe that freedom and Islam can co-exist. It is no coincidence that in the
Middle-East there is no country run by Muslims that is remotely free, no matter
what brand of Islam is running the country. All that happens is trading one
tyranny for another. Look at todays Iraq. Still just as much a mess as when
Saddam ran the place. And we spent billions of dollars and lives to accomplish
nothing that will last. Maybe they voted a couple of times, but you can bet
that in the next decade or so, Iraq will be run by either radical Shiite or
Sunnis.Same for Syria. The only country worth defending in that part of
the world is Israel.I'm off my soap box for now.
This is a Sunni-Shiite feud with extremists on both sides. The dictator is
backed by Iran and Hezbollah, and the rebels by the Muslim brotherhood and al
Qaeda. There really seems to be no better choice here. Continued control by
Assad threatens the national security and existence of Israel, and a victory by
the brotherhood would lead to widespread and greater persecution of religious
minorities. Just look at what happened in Egypt. They overthrew the dictator and
voted in an Islamic government, controlled by the brotherhood and other even
more extreme groups. Christians are being killed and imprisoned there like they
never were under the former secular dictator Mubarak. American liberals are
absolute fools to think that democracy is the antidote to Islamic orthodoxy.
America should have supported the Egyptian dictator; at least he was no Iranian
puppet Assad.I hate to say it, but this is probably a war that the
United States should wait out. There is no morally right choice here. This
isn't an issue of freedom.
Enough. Let's take care of our own. Let's deport all illegals and
clean up the mess and abuse these 11+ million have placed on the country.
Enforce the current laws. Members of Congress have shown the American people
they are unfit to lead this country. They have pandered to one race and one race
only to secure their votes. We should all be disgusted. Kerry is doing the
bidding of a corrupt administration and misguided state department. He is
perhaps one of the last qualified. He is a joke.