Thursday, May 08, 2008

This is all we need

And the U.S. never had a "historical conflict with Islam"--on the contrary (I'll cite to a recent New Yorker article).

UPDATE: New Yorker article here. Article 11 of the Treaty of Tripoli, signed by John Adams in 1797:

As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian Religion; as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquillity, of Mussulmen; and, as the said States never have entered into any war or act of hostility against any Mahometan nation it is declared by the parties that no pretext arising from religious opinions, shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries.

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