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The Irreconcilable Conflict

Dave11130 Wrote: Sep 19, 2012 5:03 AM
Why should anyone care? I don't care for Obama and his policies, but I don't have a problem with him speaking any other languages. Multilingualism is usually considered a positive thing. Would that we had a lot more people in our government agencies who spoke Arabic--I suspect we'd have much better communications and probably more effective Intelligence, too.
"Oh, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet,

"Till Earth and Sky stand presently at God's great Judgment Seat."

Thus did Kipling, the Poet of Empire, caution the British about the Eastern world the Victorians and Edwardians believed to be theirs.

And with that world so inflamed against us, perhaps we should inspect more closely our irreconcilable conflict -- what Harvard's Michael Ignatieff calls "the fatal dialectic between Islamic rage and Western free speech." Consider first American values, as seen from an ACLU point of view.

Our establishment holds that not only is there to...