All right, what’s Touré saying now?

Homelessness and poverty cause terrorism? That sounds so very Touré! Well actually it doesn’t because he didn’t include racism, but let’s take a look at his remarks about the Bowe Bergdahl release nonetheless (partial transcript follows video):

Partial transcript: “We cannot kill our way out of this war on terror. We need to be able to talk to them, and as the AP notes today, this was about setting the stage for future peace in Afghanistan. As long as there is severe global poverty, and chronically jobless young men around the world, a sliver of them will blame the United States for their problems and turn to terrorism. And unless we are talking to these folks, then we’re not going to be able to actually end the conflict. And a war-weary nation should want to do anything we can to actually end the conflict and diminish terrorism as much as we can.”


Touré’s remarks mirror those made by Barack Obama days after the 9/11 attacks.

Dana Loesch has a couple of points for Touré to address:

Here’s a fact that comes as a surprise, given Touré’s diagnosis of a root cause of terrorism:

Hmm. Who knew?