Originally posted by GrimisActually as far as radical Muslims go we can't get any more enemies then we already have; mainly becasue we are a majority Christian country(so we're pagan) and because we support Israel(which makes us sleeping with the enemy so to speak).
As far as the current crop of radicals, yeah, we're pretty well saturated. But a policy like the one Moe's endorsing is going to give us a whole NEW set of people who hate us: victims of our "beat up someone to show 'em how bad we be" activities.
I'm not worried about fanatics or radicals. They're not exactly going to be swayed one way or the other. I'm worried about the rest of the people, the rational ones who could - with a bit of reaching out - come to some sort of understanding. That kind of thing is NOT going to come as a result of lashing out at random targets in some kind of international pissing contest.
Kansas-born and deeply ashamed The last living La Parka Marka
"They that can give up essential liberty to gain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Benjamin Franklin
When I was in high school, I had a very conservative teacher who was always telling us to get involved in politics. She was a Dole supporter in the 96 election, and would use her influence as an authority figure to sway us to her side.