Friday, August 31, 2007

"Invade their countries, kill their leaders

... and convert them to Christianity".

What brilliant, world-renowned foreign policy expert advocated that complex and nuanced approach to dealing with the delicate issue of Islamist terrorism?

Hard to believe there are people out there who consider this a jim-dandy idea. Sure, enter a Muslim country uninvited (aka "invade"), blow a lot of shit up (including innocent civilians) and to top it all off, disrespect their religion by launching a massive religious conversion campaign. In other words, do exactly what OBL and al qaeda accuse us of doing in their recruitment propaganda.

What could possibly go wrong? I mean, other than 1.5 billion people suddenly being convinced that the west really is out to destroy their religion.

(h/t Lord Kitchener's Own)