The imam's decision to build the mosque has cause a division in the country and encouraged fanatic Christians to take up arms against the east. Same thing - fruit loops on all sides but they are a small minority. What we need is a little less emotional reactionism and more rational thought.
That has nothing to do with Afghanistan or us. Iraq was not a NATO operation. It was the alliance of the gullible.
Afghanistan is a warzone and when you enter such a place (or war in general) risk is absolute. All actions by our troops, as well as other NATO troops, is confrontational and has been since NATO has sent troops into that place. To them ( Taliban, Al Qaeda, other extremists, terrorist groups, hardline Muslims and Muslims who just hate the west for whatever reason) we are the enemy, the infidels, the non-believers, and whatnot, and that we should attacked and killed anywhere and everywhere we are found. Just by our troops being in that country (or in any part of the Muslim world) is a confrontation to them.
Pastor Jones' actions would just be another mundane reminder to why they should continue to kill and terrorize us.
Absurd. If risk is absolute, then there is no need to consider options for particular missions. That is, if risk is absolute, then we don't need to consider the use of light or medium or heavilly armored vehicles for a particular patrol.
That is completely absurd.
No it isn't absurd. The use of kit (either light, medium, or heavy like you stated) being used in a patrol is irrelevant to the risk of being killed or injured in a warzone. The risk is always there no matter what kit you use.
Hopefully some one can answer the question in the way you want it answered.
It has already been answered, you just do not agree with it.
Point - Have you read in an US News Reports that this was against the law - No - Do you think for one minute that they would overlook that point - No
So blather on with your belief that is it against the law - Which of course is wrong.
Burning the quran is not against the law just as burning our own flag is not against the law.
However Burt was just echoing what many liberals and democrats were trying to do...limit free speech for something they do not want done... burning the quran. As fervently as the fought for American Flag Burning they came out against burning the quran. Not surprising at all.
Nevertheless, the preacher down in Florida isn't going to burn it but they were burning it all last weekend all over. Free Speech.
If you burn the quran and no one sees you doing it.......
Is it a crime???
What a strange world when we advocate denying the liberty of an individual because his actions could possibly reduce the security of others in a war zone....
Yet we bitch about about excessive security at an airport or at a border station claiming infringement on personal freedom and rights....
All a matter of perspective and personal political ideology
And when it comes to politics we all go to great lenghst to validate our personal views
So anyone should be able to do whatever they want, regardless of whether it increases the risk to others??????????????????