I'm all for defeating al Qaeda and other Islamic terror groups. However, I have changed my mind when it comes to sending our brave men and women into combat in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Don't get me wrong, I have no intention of running from our enemy. I support a policy in which we tell these nations that we will leave their homeland with the condition that we will bomb the h*** out of them if they begin to gear up toward anything mildly resembling the Taliban in Afghanistan as it was in 2001, and that we will not help them rebuild.
We cannot win the minds and hearts of a population rooted in Islam because it is an ideology which teaches its followers to hate the infidel. How do we overcome that? Our troops' lives and their limbs are too valuable to fight such an ideology. The only thing that can change the hearts of such a people is an encounter with Jesus Christ, and that is not happening in big enough numbers to have an impact.
While the Afghans suck our resources and our soldiers risk and give their lives, check our what the Afghans children are being taught in their madrassas.
From Weasel Zippers:
Winning Hearts and Minds: Afghan Madrassas Teaching Kids America Is Evil…
"There’s no hope for these people, they’re indoctrinated with blind hatred from day one.