Musings —11.15.2010 03:48 PM—
I’ve been asked to go on a CBC panel, tonight, to discuss Tony Blair’s comments to Evan Solomon – to wit, that the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, etc. are really just about a struggle within Islam, modernity vs. fundamentalist extremism, etc.
I’m no expert on that subject, but I do know from my Irish Catholic experience that if these conflicts are really about faith – and not oil, or treasure, or power, or strategic position – then we are well and truly screwed for about, say, 1,000 years. That’s usually how long these deity-driven things take to peter out (thus my preoccupation with the separation of church and state, BTW).
What thinkest thou, smart commenters?