Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Why they Hate Us

Patrick Buchannan's latest article is, oddly enough, right on the money. He takes on the competing theories for why Islamic fundamentalists hate us, and suggests that rather than our freedoms or our wickedness, they might actually have a beef with our actions.
By Occam's razor, the simplest explanation is usually the right one. Looking at America's wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan, Maj. Hasan, Abdulmutallab and Shahzad decided that what we call the war on terror was in reality a war on Islam.

All decided to use their access to exact retribution for our killing of their fellow Muslims.

We are being attacked over here because we are over there.
I don't know if it follows that we should disengage; we might be pretty well committed at this point. But I think Buchannans's right in saying that our actions are what anger the Islamic World.

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