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To Kathy, from one tired American

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Submitted by Jeff (United States), Aug 7, 2009 at 08:47

Right or wrong, Kathy? No, you're right.

I, for one, am tired of spending American lives and treasure protecting Muslims from each other. I don't think I'm alone (outside of Washington at least, where most of us don't have our spouses on the payroll at Saudi funded foundations). We blindly keep walking back into an ancient, never-ending pattern of tribal violence that we can't stop. It only stops (temporarily) under vicious, despotic Islamic governments that rule by murder and terror. Iraq was a quiet place under Saddam Hussein. Syria is a quiet place under the lovely El-Assad family (quiet, at least, since they destroyed the city of Hama and most of its residents, all without a whisper of protest from anywhere in the Islamic world).

We save the Kuwaitis from their Islamic neighbors, and a few years later they say Hurricane Katrina was justice from God. Thanks, guys.

When we threatened to remove from power Saddam Huissan, the number 1 murderer of Muslims in modern times, zillions of Muslims marched in the streets across the middle east, yelling "Our blood and our souls for you, O Saddam." Nice.

After more than 50 billion dollars in US aid, Egyptians danced in the streets on September 11. Worth every penny, wasn't it?

Then, actually removing Murderer No. 1 of Muslims in Modern Times has made us a hated pariah in the Muslim world. That's a title I don't mind at all. Hitler didn't like us either (and Mein Kamph is a perennial best seller across the middle east).

But our president goes to Egypt and gives a speech where he says he's sorry, rewrites history and sucks up to a culture that has brought nothing but misery, illiteracy, slavery, gender apartheid, homophobia, xenophobia and rule by terror everywhere it has taken power.

Our biggest goal, short term and long term, should be complete energy independence. You live your lives, we'll live ours. But we won't finance your war against us any longer. Take your oil and dance in the streets with it.

And yes, forget the UN, which is now practically indistinguishable from the Arab League. Whose human rights commission would be laughable if it weren't so utterly criminal. Quit, tell them to get out of New York and propose a new organization: United Democracies.

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