reply to post by justsomeboreddude
Where your logic falls short of being sound is in this universal ideal:
You will always have people who hate you. They will hate you for no reason, or many reasons. Nothing you can ever do will change the fact that they
you. This goes for businesses, individuals, and even countries.
The united states is HATED by these radicals...more pointedly their leaders. These leaders are then able to take easily influenced losers in their
area and convert them into militants.
It does not take a lot of intelligence to wield a gun and kill people. It takes even less intelligence to blow yourself up in a crowded shopping
So, you cannot
worry yourself with converting those who cannot be converted. Instead, you should broaden your efforts and go after those who
are more easily influenced (and when i say these guys are losers, they are. They're usually the socially deprived group thinkers who would do
anything to reach the land of 40 virgins)
These people are only emboldened by what they know as tyrannical behavior. Invasion. War. Stirring the pot. Thievery. Etc...
They are recruited into the rankings under the guise that the United States truly is evil and must be abolished. It's not like their leaders are
saying "the united states has good people, but they must die because we're pissed off"
It'd be no different than someone telling a Christian that science has proven that Toronto is actually the gateway to Hell its self and must be
destroyed. Depending on the level of influence and the pure gullibility and lack of intelligence on the recipient, there's a good chance that they
could be converted into believing it's time for a holy war.
The U.S. has a much more advanced educational system, therefore people grow up with a better understanding of the way things are than they do in 3rd
world countries where a lot of these militants are recruited from.
So that's where Bush got it wrong. By having the attitude of "F-them All, BOMB THEM" and engaging in torture that we, ourselves, condemn, you only
embolden the terrorists. You cannot change an idea with a gun or brute force. You only strengthen it.
You can, however, change an idea with a better one.
And that's how you win a war like this.