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Submitted by american atheist (United States), Feb 3, 2006 at 18:55

I believe that US war in iraq is a mistake, saddam hussein's removal can not justify this war. US is paying in blood and treasure and lost respect, and it will take 20 years to recover. I am in favor of $50billion US payment spread directly to each Iraqis and wishing them well in building an Islamic republic of Iraq, which is where it is going. US has tried to rebuild, but hard to build when things are blown up behind you.

It used to be that presense of US troops in saudi arabia, land where islam was founded, was the most intolerable thing to muslims, today it is the cartoons of denmark. Tomorrow it will be that sharia is not the law of the land here or there.

So, here we are: i say do not sell us oil, and you say please do not buy our oil. Sounds like an impasse there, but at least we can start the process of leaving each other alone if we stop worrying about what cartoons we are printing in our respective lands. I will not make any islamic country high on my list of places to tour (too bad, would have liked to see the pyramids before I die, or to visit Jordan), and you do not come to the west.

We can at least start there, and slowly keep finding more and more ways to interact less - perhaps some days commercial ties will break too. UN can split in to Islamic UN and a "Non-Islamic US". Islamic US can be based in Mecca or medina - can you imagine a western city in which it is forbidden to for people of some religion to enter? Muslims can freely enter St. Peter's in Rome or any city or church in the west.

So, let us start the process of divorce, no more complaints about cartoons - we simply accept that each side detests the other.
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