I bet most Americans are unaware of this shovel ready dhimmitude, where millions of US taxpayers dollars have been spent restoring mosques and religious 'cultural heritage' sites, worldwide (other than Christian or Jewish ones) in 'outreach programs' in states that sponsor terrorist and grow jihadis.
Under the direction of two Administrations those of both G. W. Bush and B. H. Obama, our government has engaged in the Constitutionally questionable activity of repairing and restoring mosques and other religious 'cultural heritage' sites worldwide.
This misguided foreign policy political correctness has us waging war, while appeasing and playing at peace with states who harbor bases for terrorist at the same time. This schizophrenic bipolar practice has been employed by both Administrations, and also approved in budgets from both legislative branches, and signed into law by both of these Presidents. Under the executive leadership of both the 43rd and 44th President, the Department of State has implemented this Catch 22 program through the auspices of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to spend millions reconstructing and financing multiple mosques in Cairo and Cyprus, Somalia and Indonesia (just a few of the states on the USAID list) as well as providing computers for imams in Tajikistan and Mali.
Further our troops are engaged in this activity in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
Which Congressmen and Senators supported this nonsense for lunatic spending? When was the directive and mission of USAID changed to be a religious outreach program, and why are we restoring these facilities in states who have bases for and support Al Queda? USAID's original mandate was to provide medicines and food.
Here are some pictures from the USAID website with some of the pictures including before and after indicating the disrepair their own countries and faithful have allowed to occur,
showing how both your and my tax dollars have been spent:
Our elected officials have become so infected with political correctness on both sides of the aisle that they have become completely incapable making sound decisions.
We have troops on the ground at war with crippling rules of engagement, in some of these countries and at the same time we are repairing sanctuaries in localities that engage in supporting these un-uniformed proxy terrorist. It is hard to rationally juxtapose this 'cultural heritage' outreach in locales for mosques that give both sanctuary, and comfort to known terrorist organizations identified by our government. In some instances we are doing this 'cultural restoration' in states who actively sponsor the presence of these proxy enemies and have also routinely displayed outspoken hostile intent towards the United States. Worse still we are doing these 'cultural heritage' restorations without these states disavowing the enemy they allow on their soil, and and prior to either a truce or surrender.
Both the Marshall Plan to rebuild and stabilize Europe and the plan to also rebuild and stabilize Japan made sense, and were implemented after our adversaries had surrendered.
Clearly this is a Catch 22 of lunacy.
Where are the usual dependable outcries from those on the left who have near apoplectic fits in their outcry for separation of church and state when it comes to the Judeo Christian tenets upon which this nation was founded? Their silence is deafening.
Why we are underwriting the restoration of mosques in other nations any where on this planet?
No wonder we are in a quagmire, it has been created by these dicotomies of policy.