November 17th, 2009


Tuesday Greenwald

"If we invade, bomb and attack Muslim countries - and uniquely deny to them the rights we claim are universal (such as the right to be free of torture and imprisonment without trials) - then far more Muslims are going to wallow in rage and hatred for the West and be willing and eager to return the treatment. Conversely, seeing Westerners speak out against their countries' attacks on, and oppressive policies towards, Muslims renders far harder to sustain the divisiveness and demonization on which all radicalism feeds. This is all basic cause and effect, as even the Pentagon's own Task Force concluded all the way back in 2004 in explaining how and why our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are severely exacerbating the threat of Terrorism."