Monday, November 13, 2006
No way to win hearts and minds.
If we can build a free and independent Iraq, it will be a significant victory in the larger war for the hearts and minds of the Muslim world. We’ve got to try to create an alternative path to the future in the Arab-Islamic world than the one that al-Qaeda offers.This quote from Lieberman has win some type of award for stupid statement of the year. We are winning the hearts and minds of the Arab world by occupying Iraq? The mind boggles when considering the logic that leads the Senator to flatly declare that black is white.
Imagine if America were a third world nation and not the worlds superpower. Then imagine if some freakazoid from Quebec went and blew up a bunch of people in China. How would Americans like it if China decided the best way to win the hearts and minds of those crazy N. Americans was to wipe out the government of Quebec and then go invade... Kansas! Or whatever state you live in. North Americans in general would feel quite threatened and peeved by this, and Americans in particular would be absolutely livid. Why figuratively take your war on terror to my backyard if the terrorists come from the backyard three doors down? What a horrible way to win hearts and minds.
Using Joes logic one would suppose the best way to boil water is to stick it in the freezer. The best way to speechify effectively is to duct tape your mouth shut. Up is down, good is bad... and we are winning the hearts and minds of the Arab world by the occupation of Iraq.
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