Thursday, June 12, 2014

Why a Palestinian nation will be just another jihadist nation

John Hinderocker, Powerline

In my view, the Iraq war was fought, in part, to answer a critical series of questions. The first was, are Arabs capable of self-government? A further question was, will helping Arab countries to build modern, normal, self-governing societies be enough to destroy the appeal of radical Islam for young Arabs? The effort, in my opinion, had to be made, and Iraq was the logical, if not the only, place to begin. At this point, however, it is hard to be optimistic about the results of that effort. Arab culture is deeply dysfunctional. Expansionist, homicidal Islam is the most potent ideology in the region. Viewing events in Egypt, in Syria and now in Iraq, it is hard to optimistic about the future of any part of the Arab world

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