August 16, 2006

New Foreign Policy

Have we came to a consensus about why Islamic terrorists hate us? Is it A) because we allow the freedom to sin in our country, B) because we have so many people claiming to be Christians in this country, OR is it a more obvious reason... C) the fact that we support Israel.

If we really wanted to take the target off our backs, shouldn't we just abandon Israel. Cut ties completely, pull a Cuba on them. Would that do the trick? If so, someone could probably win on that platform. Perhaps Mel?


Anonymous said...

Hmmmm ... the second person I know who has posed this question recently.

Some of it is Israel, but I don't think that is all of it. I also don't know that it necessarily has to do with military or political hegemony. It's more about our cultural hegemony. (Did I just actually use the word hegemony in a non-policy debate setting? Yikes!)

They see westernization of culture as a threat (possibly your freedom to sin point Eric, but I don't know that it is entirely that). America has become to figurehead for all things western.

As for the more pointed Israel questions, I don't know. I just don't know.

Eric Olsen said...

But, do they not like Western because we like Jesus or because we back Israel? If a pull-out of support for Israel would win over the crazies, there's got to be a lot of people who would be for that, no?

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