|QUOTE (sivispacem @ Wednesday, Dec 14 2011, 06:35)|
|No individual in their right mind "hates Muslims"-|
Then perhaps you've never been to New York City or the American South. There is a very high level of hatred in this country for Muslims. Look at the fear mongering of Obama being painted as a Muslim. When an old racist bitch asked McCain if Obama was an Arab, and said she didn't trust him for that, McCain answered by saying "No m'am, of course he's not an Arab! He's a trustworthy family man!" As if an Arab can't be that. You don't understand the sentiment in America against Muslims.
Then why else would the Republicans support Israel with such great conviction? In my town in NY, there are protests every week where a few hundred people set up American Flags next to Israeli flags and put "Barack HUSSEIN hates our Jewish Brothers because Allah tells him to", and they scream about how he is going to mint our coins with verses from the Qur'an. I have the unique position of living in areas where they hate the Muslims the most in this country (south of DC of course.. anywhere past Richmond you won't see a lot of friends of Muslims), and trust me, it ain't pretty. Go on World Net Daily or something, read some right wing American News... you'll see.
Of course they are a strategic country for US interests in the Middle East, but so is the UAE, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Turkey even.. I don't see any legitimate reason for them to support them to such an extent other than the shear hatred and fear of Muslims in the GOP.