Two things. One, I hate Fox News. Two, their program "Redeye" is perhaps their most intellectually devoid piece of garbage aired.
Hermit wrote:-One, those people are stupid.
-Two. There's a belief shared by the "why do they hate us" faction of America that we are equally responsible for the terror attack. If we were just better people - nicer, less successful and less "American" - no one would try to kill us! Replacing Bush with Obama was supposed to help with all that. It didn't.
-Three, we've elected people consumed by the idea of root causes – a pseudo-intellectual exercise that prevents a real understanding of evil actions. Every culprit can tell a story, but by listening to that story, you insult each and every one of his victims. But to abort any argument based on root causes, simply say, "there are plenty of unhappy people who don't fly planes into buildings." Of course that's just too sensible for the best and the brightest.
One, people wanting to give someone a fair trial are not stupid. Guilty people are guilty, so a fair trial lets them defend themselves appropriately before they're locked away for a very, very long time.
Two, the faction isn't "why". We know why they hate us. The roots go back to the '70s with the cluster$%#& of coups on our part, oil, dictators in our pocket etc. Plus there's the whole "We're invading two of their countries in the region" thing that is kept quiet. They don't hate us because we're successful, they don't hate us for our democracy or our McDonald's. They hate us because we're killing them, and we're doing it because a couple of nut jobs with no connections to the state hatched an evil plot.
"Replacing Bush with Obama was supposed to help with all that. It didn't." That makes no sense. Obama has drastically improved our world image in one year. Iran immediately showed progress toward letting UN inspectors do their job. And to revive a right wing argument; no terror attacks have occurred on American soil since Obama's presidency began.
Three, again, we're not going to let them go no matter what their reasons were. All we're doing is keeping our dealings with them open and public so the world can see we're not torturing them before we send them off to rot. Which they will.
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