>From: Samantha Atkins <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>Brian D Williams wrote:
>> That's the rub, this wasn't supposed to be about Islam, it was
>> supposed to be about terrorism, but it most certainly has become
>> about Islam, largely because we insist on trying to placate
>Who are "them" in the above? The Muslims in general?
Yes, but mostly the ones I now refer to as Janus Muslims, two-
>> This has turned into a chance for everyone who doesn't like the
>> U.S. to get out their list of grievances, real or imagined.
>Is this a necessarily bad thing? I think it would be a damn
>good time to understand how the US is seen in the world and why
>and to do something about it where/if necessary.
I don't think it's the appropriate time for it. This is supposed to
be about terrorism. We are after the people who murdered our
citizens. The focus should be on that and that alone.
The average person on the streets in the middle east has been
watching the agitprop coming from Al-Jazeera, they think the
Israelis destroyed the World Trade Center!
>> I think we're on the wrong track. I think we're screwing around
>>and we need to get serious.
>What does serious look like if you think what is currently being
>done is not serious?
Even the Pentagon is admitting they have made at least two key
mistakes so far.
Serious to me? I would have put ground troops in with the northern
alliance and immediately moved to re-take Kabul, and Maziri-al-
sherif with all the air support required. Once an airbase had been
established I would have poured ground troops in.
Once Kabul was re-taken and the Taliban rounded up, I would have
put in a call for U.N. peacekeepers to hold it and started flying
in humanitarian supplies. This would leave troops free to move on
and crush Kandahar.
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