In fact, a major reason Muhammad’s conquests were so rapid had a lot to do with bandwagonning. Anyone who resisted was slaughtered along with his entire extended family. Ditto with entire cities. That was reason enough to join his war bands, as long as he was winning. Weirdly enough, if we had implemented Muhammad’s policies in Afghanistan and Iraq, they would already be pacified, although I’d expect to hear of Interpol warrants for Bush, Rumsfeld, Cheney and Rice for war crimes.
The Communists at the Kunstler Center and the National Lawyers' Guild are still working on that project, last I heard, when they're not pumping up the Troofers. They also want Henry the K ever since Chile -- talk about holding a grudge. Which does nothing but vindicate Dr. K's judgment in the first place. Eff 'em.