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Deplorable insularity

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Submitted by Saikat Biswas (United Kingdom), Jul 1, 2006 at 12:31

The trouble with American foreign policy is that it stubbornly and knowingly refuses to consider the long-term implications of its policies. Leftists and liberals might have misappropriated it, but the truth remains that were it not for material support of the United States during its inception, the monster that is Islamic terrorism today wouldn't have had the oppurtunity to threaten humanity. Recognition of that historical folly, far from legitimising the actions of today's Islamists, is an important step towards rectifying it. Yet the United States persists with its foolishly unilateralist policy. Nothing testifies more persuasively to that attitude than the utterly senseless patronage it has extended, during the 'war on terror', to the two countries that have consistently encouraged Islamic terrorism.

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