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  1. Andrew  •  Feb 20, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    She’s in way over head.

    • Tim  •  Apr 28, 2015 at 12:29 pm

      She wears the thick glasses so that she appears smart. Smart pretty blonde makes smart statement, smart because I want it to be true.
      I want so bad to believe that there are not people so filled with hate that they would kill me despite me being a compassionate liberal. I want to believe there is a root cause other than religion, and that there is a government program that will forever attempt to never fix it. Of course Christians are all crazy because of religion, but that’s different because they aren’t going to come kill me. I hate them the most for some reason, but that hate is correct hate.
      I know! We take the Christians job’s and ship them overseas to the not-Muslims. Ship them in tiny little boxes. Oh my head hurts, better put on my smart glasses.

  2. JDA  •  Mar 1, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    This headline is pretty misleading. What she is saying really isn’t that controversial: Although killing is an important tool in defeating ISIS, we must also go after the root causes of why people join groups like ISIS. One of those root causes may be a suffering economy in the Middle East. Harf sounds somewhat naive (as the liberal Chris Matthews rightly points out), but what she is suggesting not beyond the pale of rational though.

    • Laura Johnson  •  Mar 2, 2015 at 3:03 am

      Many recruited by ISIS and other terrorist groups come from the upper and middle class, some college students from other (including Western) countries. Terrorists are not people with a lack of opportunity – they have chosen to embrace an extremist, violent ideology. Osama bin Laden is from a very wealthy family.

      • JDA  •  Mar 8, 2015 at 12:20 pm

        Despite Harf’s brief, naive aside about joblessness and terrorism, it’s still a misleading headline. Harf is very much in favor of killing members of iSIS as a (if not ‘the’) primary tool in the fight against them. The fact that she does not think that it is the ‘only’ tool is just not that controversial. Medved and other conservatives are hitting the outrage button over a relatively innocuous comment. The first three sentences of her statement clearly suggests that killing iSIS is a good and necessary tactic against them… then she kind of just trails off a bit. She is certainly deserving of criticism but this is being overblown quite a bit.

        “We’re killing a lot of them and we’re going to keep killing more of them. So are the Egyptians, so are the Jordanians. They’re in this fight with us. But we cannot win this war by killing them. We cannot kill our way out of this war. We need in the medium to longer term to go after the root causes that leads people to join these groups, whether it’s lack of opportunity for jobs, whether…”

  3. Melanie  •  Mar 2, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    We haven’t been super successful at producing jobs in the US, so how do we do it in the Middle East?

  4. derek marlowe  •  Mar 7, 2015 at 7:23 pm

    They have jobs– as terrorists…
    Now lets kill them.

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