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Appeasement never works

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Submitted by ted (United States), Jul 7, 2010 at 03:34

Dear Dr Pipes:

Charles Bolden statements are stupid. The only excuse that can be given in his favor is that he said what he said in an Al jazeera interview. Islamists can never be appeased. Their policy around the world is to take whatever they can grab from modern free societies but do not budge from their positions.

In spite of the above, I will say that President Obama is probably doing many things right with respect to the islamic world -- 1) In Cairo he handed out the severest criticism of Islamist politics that any one has ever given 2) he is one of the very few prominent people who openly say that US must reduce our dependence of foreign oil 3) even engaging Islamic countries in space research might be a good idea. The more people from that part of the world get involved in constructive activities, the better it is for the rest of of us.

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