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in response to reader comment: sorry 'Habeeb' you are the one who is wrong

Submitted by Irfan Khawaja (United States), Aug 18, 2008 at 15:22

... I'm an American citizen, by the way, born in New Jersey. So I'm not going anywhere. Though I don't think military service is relevant to what I had to say, I think it's pathetic that after making such a big deal about military service, you're silent about your own military service, and shamelessly leech off of the military service of your relatives. Sorry, but you can't inherit their valor.

In fact, inheritance is what this whole discussion is about. People don't inherit beliefs or traits from their ancestors. Their own choices are what make their beliefs and their characters. But I suppose this is hard to grasp when you're the kind of person who thinks he can take credit for the sufferings of his ancestors 108 years ago. If that isn't an affirmative action mentality, what is?

None of your post even starts to respond to what I said about Obama, so I'm not going to bother with discussing that.

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