Tuesday, February 28, 2006


Via National Review, an interesting debate on Can Islam reform itself?

The dueling protagonists:

Andrew C. McCarthy & Mansoor Ijaz


cynical nerd said...

Not taking anything from the debate itself, Mansoor Ijaz says:

I do favor sending a special envoy to Tehran to see if there is not a better, more direct, more clear headed way to resolve our concerns with them rather than letting the Russians do it for us.

Wow, what a difference 3 years makes:

The forensic evidence of Iraq's deceit on continuing development of chemical and biological weapons is now pretty clearly documented and the verdict is in — guilty as charged.

The threat posed by Iraq's collaboration with al Qaeda is born of conveniences in which the contained and monitored Iraqi leader is only too happy to spread his viral and chemical recipes through the Saudi fugitive's established, ideologically driven network of willing homicidal maniacs stationed around the world-a network bin Laden is desperate to maintain and use.

Wish he had advocated more negotiations in dealing with Iraqis too.


doubtinggaurav said...


The "debate" seemed like talking past each other.

Primary Red said...

Yeah. Mansoor didn't do quite as good a job as he probably could have.

Best regards

Xfile said...

Andrew McCarthy did a good job of clearly delineating his stance: but was only rewarded with evasive replies.


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