"How did it come to pass that an opposition's measure of a president's foreign policy was all or nothing, success or "failure"? The answer is that the political absolutism now normal in Washington arrived at the moment--Nov. 7, 2000--that our politics subordinated even a war against terror to seizing the office of the presidency." - Daniel Henninger - WSJ 11/18/05
"the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts." - George Orwell

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

The Editors on Christian in Afghanistan on National Review Online

The Editors on Christian in Afghanistan on National Review Online: "Yesterday, the State Department's Nicholas Burns adopted the right tone and substantive position when asked about the case by reporters. He said that, as far as the U.S. is concerned, the Afghan constitution guarantees religious liberty, and therefore Rahman shouldn't be punished for his conversion. But he also emphasized our respect for Afghan sovereignty."

There is a fine line that must be walked during this situation. To push to hard means we are forcing our ways/beliefs on the new government; however, to sit idly by while an atrocity of this kind defeats one of the main purposes of supporting and assisting the government of Afghanistan.


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