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The mosque and sanctions

Iraq Sanctions and the NYC Imam

The controversy over the mosque/cultural center in New York City is performing at least one valuable function, one that no one could have ever predicted: causing Americans to confront the wrongdoing of their own government and reflect on how such wrongdoing has contributed to the terrorist woes that now besiege our nation.

U.S. interventionists are up in arms over the fact that the imam who is at the center of the mosque/cultural center controversy, Feisel Abdul Rauf, several years ago told an audience that Americans are reluctant to confront the fact that their government killed hundreds of thousands of Iraqi children with the sanctions and the role that such deaths played in anger and hatred toward the United States among Arabs and Muslims, especially leading up to the 9/11 attacks.

Why are American interventionists up in arms over what the imam stated? </em>

Because they believe in the odious concept of “American Exceptionalism”, the free pass that self-proclaimed “real Americans” use whenever our countries atrocities are mentioned. “We liberated more people than any other nation in the history of the world!” Yeah, perhaps…but we’ve killed, maimed and otherwise savaged far more than anyone else as well. And getting worse all the time.

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