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Cavuto's "Common Sense?"

Reported by Melanie - August 24, 2004 -

Neil Cavuto continued his shoot'em up theme today (August 23, 2004) in the "Common Sense" or "anaylsis" segment at the end of his show, Your World w/Neil Cavuto. Here, he talks about the situation at the Imam ali Mosque in Najaf:

"Well, I just want to see if I've got this straight." We are being very, very careful in Najaf not to "damage a shrine being used by gunmen trying to kill us." Last time I checked, shrines are used for "praying, meditating, maybe even mulling," not for murdering.

"But for months now, the revered Imam ali Shrine has become a fortress - a Koran-blessed Alamo, only the Alamo wasn't a church" and this is "no longer a shrine." It "stopped being a shrine when it replaced the prayer books with AK-74s and swapped hymns for the whir of rocket propelled grenades. It stopped being a shrine when they stopped praying and started killing." It is a grand old structure and we've done our best not to harm it, but the "guys in there are harming us and their fellow Iraqis," and they "don't care." Under cover of a "dome to promote peace, they promote bloodshed," and we "continue condoning it."

"Would that they be so considerate. Are we the only ones who value these shrines, or are we the only ones who know we are the only ones who do?" We are "so careful not to offend, so much so that we allow" some of our guys to die for the sake of a holy shrine now used for the most unholy purposes. I don't know about you, but I'd rather save a marine than a "piece of marble," but "that's just me."

It is "one thing to honor a building" whose purpose is good. Still, we can't lose sight of the "bastards inside whose purpose is clearly all evil."

COMMENT: I could comment for pages, however, I think I'll let Cavuto's extraordinarily narrow perspective (I'm holding back here) speak for itself. Don't forget, Fox is seen around the world. This is shameful. No wonder they hate us, huh?