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Reader comment on item: CAIR: 'Moderate' friends of terror
in response to reader comment: Why cannot CAIR be eliminated

Submitted by Jim Rish (United States), May 7, 2008 at 20:17

Since this article was written, I suppose things have changed regarding this organization or perhaps nothing has changed. I wondered for sometime if the United States should be doing more in cognizance with Israel than they/we already are. I guess that since this article was written Israel had to invade Lebanon again during the tirade by Nazrallah but I don't think the U.S. really "joined in."

I know we're stretched out in Iraq right now, but if we are going to do this, I'm not sure if being a police force/walking targets in Iraq is the way to do it. With that in mind, does the U.S. military ever train with Israel's military? AS far as I know, we are at war, and not a mediator between factions of a culture in the mideast that I daresay American politicians know very little about.

In a round about way, what I think I would like to ask is how would Israel scrutinize an organization such as CAIR, if in fact it did exist in Israel? I guess I could throw the United Nations in on that deal as well. Perhaps the U.N contributes more to the economy of New York which is the only incentive that I can see. It looks to me like Israel is a small country and one that can ill afford to make as many blunders that have been made in the United States.

If I were President, for example, Benjamin Netanyahu would would be at the top of the list of members I would want in my cabinet. That is, if that was legal. As I watch current events with Bill Clinton's wife and Barack Obama running for President, I sort of wonder why I didn't indeed at least try to throw my name in on the ballot. Anyway, I wonder that if this CAIR group was eradicated that another one or two like it would crop up in its place under some sort of umbrella as well. I'm going to presume that Daniel Pipes sees the situation as serious now, if not more so, as when this article was written.

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Daniel Pipes replies:

"how would Israel scrutinize an organization such as CAIR, if in fact it did exist in Israel?"

I imagine the Israelis would be as inept at dealing with CAIR as is the U.S. government.

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