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Then it struck me, they (or at least one of them was) were taking the cartoon as an attack on Islam not the Taliban as intended. I stated this to them and quickly added, if they were in Afghanistan they would not be attending ANY SCHOOL let alone a fine university. This hit home, as the one girl immediately started explaining in Arabic to her compatriot I was right (I heard her say "true" in Arabic twice).
This is my response to those who demand the President make the WOT an all out war on radical Islam. When the President says War on Terror it is said with a wink-wink nudge-nudge. President Bush has cooled relations with Sinn Fein in Ireland but our nation is not expending resources to fight the IRA, the Tamil Tigers, The ETA etc.
The way I put it if President Bush says We are fighting a war on Islamic radicalism far too many Muslims will hear We are fighting a warn on Islam...blah-blah-blah [insert the sound adults on the phone would make in Charlie Brown cartoon shows] .
The coolest part is some days later I found the cartoon being discussed (this blogger beer brew is on the house!).