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A Lack of Will, or is it Courage

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Submitted by EthanP (United States), Sep 21, 2012 at 15:02

Unfortunately, Daniel, such action would call for a level of courage few journalists and fewer politicians possess. While I suspect that radical Islam is not the minority of Muslims claimed by leaders from Bush to Obama, there are enough committed to the most extreme violence as to ensure that almost all live in terror of their wrath. Almost as bad, the myth that terror doesn't work. It's worked almost everywhere it's been used. The Kamikazes ensured the A bombs would be used. Would the USA have paid the blood price for invasion of Japan. I've wondered. The French left Algeria, a territory they considered part of metropolitan France. Palestinian terror has brought them a consideration they would not otherwise enjoy. Even 9/11 has left our air travel system crippled. And we have been chased, yes chased out of Iraq, and soon Afghanistan because we seem culturally and institutionally unable to respond to Islamic savagery, whether state sponsored or otherwise. Else please explain why no action has ever been taken against Iran after 34 years of DECLARED WAR, at least by them!

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