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Submitted by David (United States), Dec 10, 2009 at 11:47

Your first criticism is spot on. Bush's failures aside, history will vindicate him, at least in part, for realizing in 2001 what most Americans still haven't come to accept: that our war is not with Iraq, Afghanistan, al Quada, or the Taliban, but with global radical Islam anywhere it exists.

On your second point, I must disagree. Our best hope for winning the war with radical Islam is moderate Islam. It is critical that Obama embolden those few Muslims worldwide who love freedom, peace, and democracy, to the extent possible, with words. The violent, oppressive history of Islam is as irrelevant to this purpose as is the violent, oppressive history of Christianity to the case for teaching evolution in public schools.

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