Hitchens has a good article on exactly who the radical islamists are. Andrew Sullivan picked out the key paragraph,
“It is also impossible to compromise with the stone-faced propagandists for Bronze Age morality: morons and philistines who hate Darwin and Einstein and who managed, during their brief rule in Afghanistan, to ban and to erase music and art while cultivating the skills of germ warfare. If they would do that to Afghans, what might they not have in mind for us? In confronting such people, the crucial thing is to be willing and able, if not in fact eager, to kill them without pity before they can get started.”
The second great paragraph is here:
“I repeat what I said at the beginning: the objective of al Qaeda is not the emancipation of the Palestinians but the establishment of tyranny in the Muslim world by means of indiscriminate violence in the non-Muslim world, and those who confuse the two issues are idiots who don’t always have the excuse of stupidity.”
The Palestinians are just being used as tools for another movement of fascists. The US must address the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for both moral and practical reasons, but al Qaeda is just another Middle Eastern fascist movement. Different in underlying ideology compared to the Baathists in Syria and Iraq, but just another group of fascists.
I wonder if Shrub would like to take on this line though:
“morons and philistines who hate Darwin and Einstein”
He wouldn’t want to alienate the Base, now would he–oh wait, that is base lower case…