Re: GOP Blocks GOPer Hagel Over Deference to Israel and Religious Fundamentalism
posted at 2/21/2013 1:22 PM EST
In response to StalkingButler's comment:
On political terms? Fine. ('outpost of western civilization' is a bit melodramatic, dyt?
No, certainly not if you understand the fundamental nature of the Islamic world and it's complete opposition to western values such as our democratic instutions, respect for the rights of women, respect for religious freedom (I know, I know, you hate that too,) opposition to scientific thinking and so on and so on.
And yes, I do think, tyvm.
That's an awfully broad brush with which to paint the palestinian topic. If anyone said the same about jews or christians, they would be roundly vilified as anti-semitic, etc., and worse. Hagel's gop opposition are hypocritical in this regard.
Now, if you said the same about fundamentalist jihadism, I might be able to agree, but we both know that's not the same thing, even if you've forgotten.
[And accusing Islam of anti-science views is downright laughable (and contra islamic history, too) in the face of both catholic and christian dogma re: evolution, neuro-biology, geology, physics, etc.]