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Better to survive our own ignominy that to succumb to our enemy

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Submitted by Graham Rael-Brook (United States), Nov 5, 2003 at 17:00

Certainly, since WWI, the U.S. has had a history of victories in which she has carried her engagement below the level of her enemies. As victor, the U.S. has shown magnanimous charity toward her vanquished enemy which proves that sinking below the level of her enemies has not brought her down to their level in the long term.

The result of pulling our punches in the war against Islamist terrorism would be to lose the freedom to rid the world of this burdeoning scourge which preens its multitude of children for suicidal murder and massacre as their highest religious ideal.
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