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GOP has disgraced America
Don't forget, Harry Reid did, too

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Remember when George W. Bush and his neoconservative allies used to say that the “war on terror”
was a struggle on behalf of Muslims, decent folks who wanted nothing more than to live free like you and me?
Remember when Karen Hughes paid millions to produce glitzy videos of Muslim Americans testifying about
how free they were to practice their religion in the USA? Remember Bush’s second inaugural, when he said
"America’s ideal of freedom" is "sustained in our national life by the truths of Sinai, the Sermon on the Mount,
the words of the Koran?"

Once upon a time, Republicans were so confident that the vast majority of Muslims preferred freedom to jihad
that they believed the U.S. could install democracy in Iraq within months. Now, confronted with a group of
Muslim Americans who want to build a cultural center that includes Jews and Christians on the board
(how many churches and synagogues do that?), GOP leaders call them terrorists because they don’t share
Benjamin Netanyahu’s view of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Once upon a time, the “war on terror” was supposed to bring American values to Saudi Arabia. Now Gingrich
says we shouldn’t build a mosque in Lower Manhattan until the Saudis build churches and synagogues in Mecca
 - which is to say, we’re bringing Saudi values to the United States. I wonder how David Petraeus feels about all this.

There he is, slogging away in the Hindu Kush, desperately trying to be culturally sensitive, watching GIs get killed
because Afghans believe the U.S. is waging a war on Islam, and back home, the super-patriots on Fox News have
declared war on Islam.

<>So please, no more talk about those idealistic neoconservatives who are willing to expend blood and treasure
so Afghans and Iraqis can live free. People in Basra and Kandahar had better hope that America’s counter-insurgency
warriors create a society in which they can practice their religion free of intimidation and insult. Because it’s now clear
they can’t do so on the lower tip of the island of Manhattan.


 

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