I also think that there’s a struggle over resources that is creating a cycle of violence that’s going on between western countries and Islamic fundamentalists, and that cycle doesn’t seem like it will be broken anytime soon.
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It’s not a socially acceptable conversation starter to just walk up to any person you’ve barely ever seen before and say, “Hi! My name is _________. What’s your current position on our involvement in Afghanistan?”