James Leroy Wilson's blog

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Obama's Forgotten Value

Check out my latest at the Partial Observer. Excerpt:

I missed the news about the Koran-burning in Florida. Evidently, it occurred in Florida a couple of weeks ago.(Originally, the pastor behind the idea has scheduled to do it last September 11 but chose not to in the face of a media storm.)

In response, there have been deadly protests in Afghanistan, including the killing of some United Nations employees working there.

It could well be that American troops might be put in greater danger because of this.

This echoes the deadly protests from five years ago throughout the Muslim World in response to Danish newspaper cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed.

And it says something about the general futility of U.S. military interventions in the Muslim world. Democracy of some sort may gets a firm foothold over there, but freedom and human rights, as Westerners understand them, probably will not.

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