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Sunday, July 25, 2004

Ninth Battle

Our Challenger this week comes to us from Cool Blue Blog. When asked to describe himself, Frank LaPinto offered the following:
"I'm am for "right" stuff like cutting taxes, reducing the size of government and for the war on Islamo-fascists (including the war in Iraq), I could care less if gays are allowed to marry (though this should be a political decision not a judicial decision). I think the whole abortion debate should be outside of the political domain altogether (which, of course means that it should be legal). I'm pro gun rights (though I personally don't own any) and though I'm not religious, I do not think that draconian separation of church and state is either necessary or desirable. Oh, and creationism should be treated as junk science, not another "theory"."
Originally, Iron Blogger Green was scheduled to debut this week, but due to real-life circumstances she had to decline the Battle.

Iron Blogger Democrat, Jay Bullock, I summon you to the field of Battle to defend your perfect record. May you once more bring honor and glory to the Iron Bloggers with a victory.

If memory serves me right, our Battles have covered various facets of the War on Terror, from the performance of Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld to the use of torture to gather information from terrorist prisoners. But I am still left wondering, beneath it all, why are we at war? We were attacked, obviously, but that is not what I mean. It is a source of much personal conflict as I try wrap my mind around it all. Perhaps my Combatants can enlighten me. The Topic for the Battle is this:

Causes of Terrorism

What leads a group of people to crash an airplane into a building? What makes neighbors in Kashmir kill each other in their sleep? What makes the homeland of the world's largest religions a battlefield? Is it religious? Is it socio-economic? Is it cultural? Let us see what the Combatants have to say.

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