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A long way to go

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Submitted by Joe Levi (United States), May 4, 2002

The bombing of the WTC had a terrible downside, the death and injury to all the Americans and others who were at the site.

Those murderers who committed the worst attack on American soil ever, had also the affect of bolstering security in this country, not yet complete or adequate.

Additionally many countries throughout the world, most especially in Europe, have beefed up their scrutiny of Arab/Muslim militants and their supporters.

I would like to add that not all Muslims are terrorists or fanatics, but there are too many who are.

So the downside was the injury and insult to our country, the upside are all the efforts now to give us and US some more security, from doors in airliners, to F16s patrolling our skies, to federalizing airport personnel, to alerting various law enforcement agencies to possible terrorist attacks.

However, we have a long way to go. This war against terrorism has just begun.

Bush was right when he said that either a country is for us or against US.

If only he follows through with that very strong statement.

We must continue this struggle against militant Islam and not acquiese one inch, because of the treat to withhold oil or anything else.

After Afghanistan is finished, we must get Saddam Hussein out of power and free his people. That must be our objective, no matter what Europe or the UN thinks.

Once Saddam is arrested or killed, and his regime is ended, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict will, I believe, be substantially lessened and manageable.

The Palestinians and some Jordanians (mostly the same people), are awaiting an Iraqi nuclear attack on Israel and perhaps Saudi Arabia and Kuwait (then Iran).

We must not hesitate to defeat Saddam the "butcher" Hussein. The sooner the better.

His people will thank us when the sanctions are lifted, and they can truly take advantage of this oil revenue, now diverted to peaceful purposes and not to manufacture weapons of mass destruction and support their 1 million man military.
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