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Submitted by dayoonti (United States), Sep 23, 2006 at 20:14

that the invasion of Iraq had nothing to do with either liberating of defeating our enemies. Sadam was not an Islamist the way I understand it. I do think that Lewis has a point in that lack of representative government (freedom) has been a continuing goad to repressed and unrepresented Muslims. Our support of opressive regimes in Saudi and Egypt, to name two, has pushed young western-educated Muslims into the extremist camps.

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