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I am not sure what you mean by "dismissal of law and natural moral?" Please explain.
Strict adherence to religious practices means you follow them above all, i.e. if there is conflict with law, you prefer the religious rules. By natural moral I basically mean the Goldden Rule and basic human compassion: strict adherence to religious law overrules that, too. (See Abraham on the mountain.)
there have been many political commentators who have used this term
Yes, there have been. That doesn't establish why you feel justified to use it, anonymous reference doesn't establish authoritative use. Almost everyone in the world has been called fascist by someone.
these modern movements took their inspiration from the Muslim Brotherhood after the creation of Israel and the presence of western oil interests in the region.
Neither Wahhabism nor Salafism is modern. If you mean that modern followers of Wahhabism and Salafism have been cross-pollinated by Muslim Brotherhood thinking, that's a rather weaker point than your original, and one could say just as well that the cross-pollination went both ways (and many other ways).
economic development and investment
Do you think specifying that makes the intrusiveness of your policy different?
great prosperity for who exactly?
Saudis, Kuweitis, Bahrainis, Kataris, citizens of the UAE, Oman, and to some extent even Lybia. You seem to lack any knowledge about standards of living there.
I would not expect coherent insight on this matter from him other than "it's hard work."
You have praised him before for being on the ball where Clinton wasn't. Coherence seems to lack here.
they became our problem on 9/11/01 and the root cause of that needs to be addressed.
Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11, not even with what you suppose to be its root cause, there was no Islamic fundamentalist terrorism in Iraq before 9/11. There is now, and it is on a scale never seen before in other countries. And part of them are the death squads of US allies in government.
And on a theoretical level, no, it didn't became 'your problem' on 9/11, it became when the US took over the Middle East from the British Empire, and no, your problem still doesn't justify attempts to rule people instead of letting them self-rule.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
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