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Submitted by Eleanor Goldstein (United States), Jul 24, 2007 at 18:56

I have a simple logical comment/statement and I don't think I'm dropping the context;, it's really a combination comment/question, which seemed so simple too, from the very start: and that is to retaliate by declaring War against an enemy/enemies of the worst caliber, whose buring desire /intention to utterly destroy us and wipe us off the face of this earth in the most fiendish way; for it was so apparent that if we did not take the initiative first, then the enemy/enemies would surely be encouraged and enboldened to really accomplish their long awaited long planned,demonic goal .

I could just about now, ask Why didn't they? Is it the dark side of human nature of Man, where the lust for power and for greed, say, irresistably drives them to commit whatever it takes, the most heinous deeds, to achieve their dastardly ends; We are told in this country that it takes constant diligence to protect our freedom from such ambitious people; yet most grow terribly lax. Today, as individuals, we seem to feel helpless to Do anything, for one might think 'what can one person do'. That too is human nature, it seems. Here we are at the edge of a precipice, and we do nothing. Amazing. Ever watch the goose as it leads, single file, a long line of geese struting across a busythoroughfare , marching unperturbed, to the other side; It took one leader to get them to the other side; Perhaps man is like that, too.

Here we are, just waiting around to be bombed by terrorists; incredible; It seems we need that one leader, just as all that long line of geese needed, to get across safely! But by not taking the initiative to fight back from the beginning, we allowed the enemy/enemies to be in the position they are now, for our leaders , politicians, also seduced by the lust for power and their own welfare, would not stand up to protect the people of this country as they should have, and for which the people had elected them to do, if you follow me.

Well, i guess by now you know where i am coming from; My question now would be, if a terrorist would do harm again to this country, do you think our response would be to fight now to win, as we might have done at the start? ??

Thank you so much for your interest and desire for righteousness, as you reveal in the kind of work that you do! It is people like you that makes one feel not so isolated after all.

Thank you for listening . oops, I realize I am not responding specifically to your article; I guess it is because I feel the only way to be the victor is for the leaders to stand up and fight to Win.

Sincerely,

Eleanor Goldstein

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