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A Religious Taboo

Bondman60 Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 3:50 PM
Here's the difference, Ryan: Yosef, and the leaders of Israel and the Jewish people, have no intention of wiping out Arabs, or any non-Jews. Islam teaches Muslims to kill Jews, not to have Jews serve Muslims. There is a difference. Plus, Yosef, a Sephardic Jew, is all too familiar with Islamic oppression of Jews. Most Jews, including Israeli Jews, do not accept Yosef's statements at face value. I would not equate all Libertarians with Ron Paul's anti-Semitic writings, either. Try a narrower brush, Ryan.

Can we at least agree that reports of al-Qaeda’s death have been greatly exaggerated? You’ll recall that Peter Bergen, a director at the New America Foundation and the national-security analyst for CNN, began pronouncing AQ dead last summer. At the Aspen Institute, he even gave a speech titled “Time to Declare Victory: Al Qaeda Is Defeated.” He defended this thesis repeatedly, including in a debate with me on Wolf Blitzer’s show on CNN.

President Obama has not gone quite that far. Prior to the election, in stump speeches round the country, he said al-Qaeda had been “decimated.” And even...