Here’s a quote:
I don’t try to divine people’s motives. I look at their actions and what they say. I don’t pretend to be an expert on the state of their emotions. … You’ll have to ask someone who engages in this psycho stuff to talk about their emotions.
It’s from Jeffrey Goldberg’s interview with John McCain. Would you want to work for this guy? The question was, “What do you think motivates Iran?”
May 31, 2008 at 7:11 am
This is one reason why we’re in the mess we’re in, with little hope of getting out:
Most folks care only about the symptoms of a problem, not the root cause. They do not understand that treating the symptom is not solving the problem.
So, the question is:
What actions (or inactions) by the US eventually let to 19+ people getting sufficiently angry so as to commit suicide, while killing several thousand people in the process, on Sept 11, ’01?
We fark around with a lot of folks who are little, if any threat to us. We use primitive, backwards beliefs, such as the Domino “Theory” coupled with an extreme phobia of Communism (or is the latter that era’s version of ‘terrorists are gonna get you’?) to justify killing and causing misery in thousands of people’s lives, then cry like little children when some of those folks actually dare to retaliate.