Thursday, June 04, 2009

The Need for a Blood Enemy

This is exactly right and has been so for many years.

Mark Kleiman: “Hezbollah, Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood, John Bolton, Hugh Hewitt, and the Republican Jewish Coalition, and John Boehner all disliked the President’s speech.”

And, look, it’s no coincidence. Extreme elements on both sides of a conflict are in a symbiotic relationship. Islamist violence against the west strengthens the hand of the nationalistic right in the United States. But nationalist militarism from the United States strengthens the hands of violent radicals in Muslim countries

And symbiotic relationship does not equal some nutty conspiracy. Just that they really do draw strength from each others positions and rhetoric. And both are threatened by Obama and his politics.

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