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Illusions Exposed: Islamic Turmoil Shows Nice Words Won't Heal Old Conflicts

jmorgan Wrote: Sep 20, 2012 10:20 AM
Makes me wonder how anyone above the third grade could be that disillusioned in the first place. History of Islamic turmoil and lack of tolerance is a pretty good indicator to me. “If there is a rabid dog running loose you should warn others. You should not try to feed it.” - - Jerry Morgan
A version of this column appeared originally in THE DAILY BEAST.

The explosion of anti-American unrest in the Islamic world will damage the Obama campaign in its drive for reelection for two reasons.

First, the turmoil undermines the administration’s claims for transformative success in producing a more peaceful and stable world.

And second, the lurid displays of violent fanaticism dramatically discredit the underlying world view promoted by Barack Obama since the earliest days of his candidacy—negating the notion that concession and conciliation toward hostile, backward societies can bring an end to stubborn conflicts....