03 January 2007

George W. Bush: Islamism's best friend

Ivan Eland was written an article on a disturbing trend in US foreign policy George W. Bush: Islamism's best friend.

When US forces invaded Iraq in 2003 in order to bring about "regime change", it was difficult to see what other outcome there could be than the replacement of Saddam Hussein's secular Ba'athist regime by an Islamist one. The only alternative to that is permanent American occupation. And that doesn't count Afghanistan, where the Americans are learning what the USSR learnt in the 1980s.

Eland's article shows the effects in other ways. I don't agree with his analysis in every respect, but the question remains: why does George W. Bush seem so determined to entrench Islamist influence in the Near and Middle East? What does he stand to gain from it? Or is he just too stupid to realise that that is what he is doing? And then there is fact that his policies seem calculated to eradicate every trace of Christianity from the land of its birth.

Thanks to A conservative blog for peace for the link.

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