Is the Iman for the Ground Zero Mosque Moderate?

ED BRADLEY, CBS: (Voiceover) And throughout the Muslim world, there is also strong opposition to America's foreign policy, particularly in the Middle East because of its support of Israel and economic sanctions against Iraq.

Imam ABDUL RAUF: It is a reaction against the policies of the US government, politically, where we espouse principles of democracy and human rights and where we ally ourselves with oppressive regimes in many of these countries.

BRADLEY: Are--are--are you in any way suggesting that we in the United States deserved what happened?

Imam ABDUL RAUF: I wouldn't say that the United States deserved what happened, but the United States policies were an accessory to the crime that happened.

BRADLEY: OK. You say that we're an accessory?



Imam ABDUL RAUF: Because we have been an accessory to a lot of--of innocent lives dying in the world. In fact, it--in the most direct sense, Osama bin Laden is made in the USA. . . .



Blogger cory said...

It's called "Blowback" as defined by the CIA.

If we wish to continue our schizophrenic foreign policy of supporting the lesser of two evils, then turn around, invade and kill those who were once our allies of necessity, we will continue to be a target for violence and negativity by those in the international community.

If we would instead focus on trade and peace as Jefferson intended, instead of growing the empire and telling others how to live their lives, we would be wealthier, and safer.

8/19/2010 3:05 PM  
Blogger Chas said...

"...Osama bin Laden is made in the USA."

Yeah, you just can't trust those dhimmi. Look what they did to that poor Muslim fellow Bin Laden! He was just trying to be a nice Muslim and those terrible Americans messed him all up. What a shame!

8/19/2010 6:50 PM  
Blogger Raven Lunatic said...

...but didn't we train bin Laden? I was under the impression that we trained him to fight our enemies for us, then (as we so often do, as noted by cory) turned our back on him when he was no longer useful to us

8/20/2010 2:33 PM  

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