Robert_S wrote:Thumpalumpacus wrote:mistermack wrote:And anyway, you people in the US kept on TRADING with people who backed the fatwah. You didn't mind the oil in your car coming from fatwah supporters. You might get all high and mighty about a singer, but principles go out of the window, if it means dearer gasoline.
You're right, the US is unique in its pragmatism. No other country in the world buys oil while decrying the madrasa those purchases fund.
Yeah, spare me.
Which side would you rather have live up to its ideals mistermack?
The problem is that the US only lives up to it's ideals, when it has a tiny country with a shit army to attack.
When it was Germany that was not behaving ideally, the US shit in it's panties for two years, before the japs bombed them into "living up to their ideals".
Banning pop singers doesn't cost much, or take any courage. That's just about america's dap.
Paying a bit more for oil, for your ideals, that's different.