Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Backing Obama but not the War

My stance is that we have a good President making a terrible mistake, and admit I could be wrong about it being a mistake. That is, if among other things, Obama gets hawks to stop opposing harsh Muslim values as the main reason for supporting the war. I hope people who want to support Obama, but not the war, join me.

The belief that the West is out to oppose Muslim values is why those Muslims who believe that the war is against Islam, feel that way. I also fear the new America that is loved, not hated, by the world is something priceless that is about to go away.

How can people who agree with the above statement, or similar statements, become a united voice? We who still like Obama, but oppose the war, are a significant minority, and both sides are trying to make us choose. We know that Martin Luther King kept meeting with President Johnson, and it’s now been noted that Johnson had private strong doubts about the war. I wonder if a support Johnson but not the war movement took off, whether the war not the great society would have ended during his term.

Much of the Muslim world is both angry at al Qaeda and also hates the idea of the US imposing Western values, which is why President Obama went along with the idea of Sharia Law in the Swat Valley of Pakistan, much to the chagrin of many Americans, whether hawks or doves.

Spanish Muslim clerics on the anniversary of the Madrid backpack bombing called bin Laden a heretic. Dr Fadl a fundamentalist, who supported the concept of holy war elsewhere, condemned al Qaeda for destroying the most holly Shiite Golden Dome, causing tit-for-tat reprisals that caused millions of Shiite and Sunni in Iraq to flee their neighborhoods or die.

Hamas and al Qaeda hate each other, so do Iran and al Qaeda. It wasn’t even news in the US when al Qaeda, 11/17/09, declared war on Iran. Please, both hawk and dove, click on the following for look an amazingly different perspective,
Sort of off the subject, http://seminal.firedoglake.com/diary/16402

After Nidal Hasan’s rampage at Fort Hood, many wanted Muslim recruits removed from the army, not noting the desperate need for Arabic translators. During the Cold War, Condoleezza Rice learned Russian just so she could understand and oppose Communism better. The pursuit victory is hopeless no matter what unless someone pays close attention.

I’m sure Obama. from his unique perspective, sees something I don’t. Maybe I’m wrong about the war, providing Obama can convince Americans to be more interested in a far off war then health care here a home, and can make Americans willing to go along with Sheria Law where Muslims want it, etc, etc.

I am saddened that so many fellow antiwar activists during Bush are starting to believe Obama is an evil man. Does anyone else have anything to add that will make it less likely that the war will destroy the new America the world is beginning to love again?

By Richard Kane

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