Wednesday, June 29, 2005


"Islamofascists." We are hearing a lot about them from the right.

I hate that word. It is used by the right to lump together terrorist groups like al Qaeda and dictatorships such as Iraq while Saddam was in power. While both may be evil, these are two different problems which required different solutions.

Lumping these groups together just acts to make people more willing to accept the Republican line that the invasion of Iraq was related to 9/11. These are quite different groups which see each other as enemies, with Iraq having had nothing to do with the terrorist attacks on the United States.

Destruction of secular dictatorships was one of Bin Laden's goals. In attacking Iraq and turning it into a terrorist training camp we just wound up assisting those who attacked us on 9/11.


Blogger Mike_NC said...

Senator Durbin probably went to far when he used the Nazi analogy to describe the way American troops operate Gitmo. However, it would not be incorrect to say that the Bush administration has given America its own twisted symbol of intolerance and extremist logic, in the form of a “W”.

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