Sunday, August 8, 2010

Desperate to be loved

The Obama administration is stepping up emergency relief for victims of Pakistan's devastating floods, hoping a highly visible dose of goodwill will soften anti-American attitudes in a country seen as vital to defeating al-Qaida.

This comes at the same time a congressman who played a key role in revising the war strategy in Iraq in 2006 on Wednesday proposed an independent review of U.S. strategy and goals in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

These separate efforts reflect growing concern about the lack of apparent progress in the nearly nine-year conflict in Afghanistan, which has cost more than $297 billion and the lives of more than 1,100 U.S. troops.

They hate us. They hated us yesterday, they hate us today, and they will hate us tomorrow.

We can give them humanitarian assistance, because it's the right thing to do. But, don't expect them to ever stop hating us. Given a choice, they will always support our enemies, because they believe our religious, sexual, social, political and economic freedoms of choice are sinful.

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