Samantha Atkins <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>I think continuing the bombing through the holy month
> of Ramadan would be a seen as extremely callous and will be a
> political and cultural disaster.
She's wrong again. The Islamic world will hate us if we bomb during Ramadan, they'll hate
us if we do not. They'll never love us and they don't respect us either because they
think we're soft and cowardly but that could change because they respect power
and determination. Stopping the bombing would be an enormous military disadvantage
that would end up killing American soldiers, and even more important, it would send a
message to Pakistan, a nuclear power, that they made a mistake in backing us because
we don't have the stomach to finish what we started. I doubt if the present Pakistani
government could survive such humiliation and I don't even want to think about what
would take its place. Being politically correct is what would bring on a cultural disaster.
John K Clark email@example.com
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