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Now that we have a US representative to the radical OIC, we are further involving ourselves in its radical agenda. As a matter of fact, it is only a matter of time, if we are not careful, that full-blown underground Islamist groups will start popping up in Europe and America doing to us what the Taliban is doing to Karzai and the Muslim Brotherhood is doing to Mubarak and other Muslim leaders.
Why is it that the Obama administration only picks on Karzai? Is it a strategy to find someone to blame if Obama loses the war? Is Obama trying to appease the Muslim media and the Arab Street? Obama may very well be joining Arab leaders in trying to win the affection of the Arab media. Karzai, keep in mind, was appointed during the Bush administration and the Arab media hates Karzai and calls him a traitor and puppet of the United States. Obama may very well be reluctant to appear as the keeper of Bush’s man — who is branded as a pariah by the powerful Al Jazeerah, etc. A Muslim leader may be called a puppet of the U.S. just for befriending the West or for rejecting the constant jihad against Israel. It is a serious threat, which is enough to bring about assassination attempts against him (i.e. Sadat). When America joined the Arab media in calling Karzai corrupt, it was doing nothing less than fanning the flames.
I am by no means an apologist for Karzai, but the truth is that he is no more corrupt than any other Muslim leader and he is ruling over a country that has never been ruled successfully by a central government. He was well received in D.C. in May after the administration realized they were going to cause a disaster by attacking him.
America needs to be told the truth: our choices in the Muslim world are not between good and bad; they are between bad and worse. Pakistan or Afghanistan, Egypt or Turkey, they all have to deal with Islamic groups who promote Sharia and jihad –that are founded, undeniably, on basic principles of Islam. We can live in denial and insist that there is moderate Islam separate from radical Islam, and we can say Islam is a religion of peace. But the truth keeps forcing itself on us. We have to deal with all kinds of less-than-perfect people in order to defend our own national interests, and we don’t need Wikileaks to determine that.
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