Wednesday, November 23

If Chris Mathews Was King...

Some people have learned nothing.

Years after 9-11 and the "crazy Zeitgeist" that permeated the United States, Americans have still not learned to know their enemies instead of just hating them, said American political journalist Chris Matthews yesterday.

In a speech to political science students at the University of Toronto, the host of the CNBC current affairs show Hardball had plenty of harsh words for U.S. President George W. Bush, as well as the political climate that has characterized his country for the last few years.

"The period between 9-11 and (invading) Iraq was not a good time for America. There wasn't a robust discussion of what we were doing," Matthews said."If we stop trying to figure out the other side, we've given up. The person on the other side is not evil. They just have a different perspective.

"The smartest people understand the enemy's point of view, because they understand what's driving them."


So we aren't smart or understanding enough huh?

The French have recently learned that for all their understanding and "reaching out" to the Muslim population of their country, that it did them no good as they endured weeks of rioting and civil unrest.

The Netherlands went the same route and it didn't protect them either.
Appeasement does not work.

Understanding this enemy doesn't by you peace or security from their violence or plans. They don't give a whip if you understand. To them you are an infidel and they will kill you.

Chris, maybe you need to move to France, or better yet, move to a Muslim run and dominated country. Live under their laws and as they dictate. Then tell me you still think understanding them is the solution.

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