The West is doing the right thing.
We need more WAAAUGH! We need to bomb more! Boots on the ground!
The West needs to change their foreign policy. Stop meddling in other countries.
As far as your line about "creating more capitalist countries" and "purchasing more materialism", you sir couldn't be more further from the truth. And from said line, I can also assume that you are below the age 30, and have lived in a Western Country your whole life. The reason I can say this is because if either were not true, you would know that this isn't the first time the US and the West has been the champions of freedom. In fact, the fatal flaw of western foreign policy, is that when we see Arabs on TV, we see in them the same people that marched in the Velvet Revolution that toppled the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia, or the East Berliners that along with their West Berliner counterparts, torn down a wall that was erected to keep it's residents away from a better life. Their fight for freedom had nothing to do with materialism, but with the desire to have a voice in their own government, and to get out of the yoke of Soviet Tyranny. The problem is that Arabs are not like Europeans, in that they haven't done what is necessary for a democracy to work .. and that is Secularize their lifestyle. Europe did it 500 years ago, and is many of the new governments that popped up after the fall of the Soviet Union were successful. They didn't care if you were Protestant or Catholic, only what you could contribute.
Nelson Mandela said it best: Money won't create success, the freedom to make it will.
Einstein, "science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."
Well, as you may know I am not religious. To me religion is rogue politics that has bused its power and recruited people as soldiers more than in one occasion.
My point is that if one relies only in force then there may be greater casualties which in turn may increase recruitment. Instead dealing with terror only with force tackling the problem by providing education and jobs seems to be an equally important anti-terror influence.
At least the killed terrorist by force would then be involved in such activity not due to desperation and financial challenges. The links posted in post 2 work towards those goals I think.
People say we're not fighting for oil. Of course we are. They talk about America's national interest. What the hell do you think they're talking about? We're not there for figs.
Six Years Ago, Chuck Hagel Told the Truth About Iraq*|*Michael Moore
Allen Greenspan, pointed out the obvious as well, acknowledging that everybody already knows that we are in the ME for oil.
In his long-awaited memoir - out tomorrow in the US - Greenspan, 81, who served as chairman of the US Federal Reserve for almost two decades, writes: 'I am saddened that it is politically inconvenient to acknowledge what everyone knows: the Iraq war is largely about oil.'
(CNN) -- Yes, the Iraq War was a war for oil, and it was a war with winners: Big Oil.
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Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy